Current Affairs Main

Former Future Forward leaders say no legal hurdles to Progressive Movement running in local elections

The banned former leaders of Future Forward told Thai Enquirer this week that there were no legal hurdles to running candidates in local elections later this year that are part of its Progressive Movement group.Former Future Forward spokeswoman...

The erasure of history begins in Hong Kong under new security law

The Hong Kong government has begun ordering schools inside the city to remove pro-democracy books and materials that were found to be in violation of new security law, local and foreign media reported Monday in Hong Kong.Egged on...

Country with 44,220 coronavirus deaths orders mandatory quarantine for arrivals from country with 58 deaths

Former imperial and great power, the United Kingdom, released a list this past weekend of countries required to self-quarantine upon arrival to the UK.Among those countries present in the list of 'safe-nations' who do not have to quarantine...

#BoycottMulan trends in Thailand in support of Hong Kong dissidents

The hashtag #BoycottMulan trended in Thailand on Twitter on Friday as Thai netizens used the hashtag to express solidarity with dissidents in Hong Kong.This week, Hong Kong and Beijing passed a national security law that grants the central...

Opinion: The hubris of Palang Pracharath

“Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight. For the greatest tragedy of them all, is never to feel the burning light.” Words penned, supposedly, by Oscar Wilde, and ones that Thailand’s ruling party seems committed to heeding. Palang...

[Update-1] Rights groups question Thailand’s State of Emergency extension; PM defends it as necessary

International rights groups are questioning the Thai government's decision to extend the State of Emergency Act until the end of July, a decision which was approved by the cabinet on Tuesday.The government said that the SOE needed to...

Opinion: Red Shirt sentence another case of double standard in Thai justice system

I have known Dr Weng Tojirakarn and his wife Arjarn Thida for more than a decade, he is not a violent man.In fact, he is one of the loudest voices among the Red Shirts leaders in calling for...

Exclusive: Ruling party leadership contest was moved forward to let new leaders decide on national budget

Palang Pracharat's leadership contest, which took place on Saturday and saw General Prawit Wongsuwan elected as leader, was moved from its original date on July 1 to allow the new leadership to decide on how to spend the new...

Opinion: Mongkolkit belongs nowhere near an economic portfolio

This week, seven small parties decided to back Mongkolkit Suksintaranont, leader of the Thai Civilized Party, for a cabinet positions. Why they chose to do so, I do not understand.If anything, the decision by the parties shows that...

[Update-2] Events held to mark the anniversary of the 1932 revolution around Thailand

Several commemorative events took place on Wednesday to mark the 88th anniversary of the 1932 revolution which saw Thailand (then-Siam) transition from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy.The first event, which occurred at 5 am local time,...

Latest Posts