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Opinion: No one has damaged the royal institution more than the generals in the last 20 years

Many conservatives and royalist in Thai society are upset that the student protesters are touching upon the role of the institution and calling for reform.They accuse the protesters of being disloyal and...

Legal group to march on parliament after gathering more than 100,000 signatures calling for charter amendment

The legal group the Internet Dialogue on Law Reform (iLaw) will march on parliament today to submit a motion to amend the constitution after gathering over 100,000 signatures in support.iLaw has held constitutional...

Luxury resort heir under fire for calling for pro-democracy protesters to be arrested

The 38-year-old heir to a real estate fortune and owner of a luxury Phuket resort is under fire online for calling for the arrest of a 22-year-old protest leader for speaking her mind.

The name of Thailand’s former revolutionary council trends online after Sunday’s watershed moment

The name of Thailand's former revolutionary council which overthrew the absolute monarchy in 1932 and replaced it with a constitutional monarchy was trending online on Sunday after a watershed moment between protesters and the government.

Opinion: Suphachai of CP wants to help startups, he can start by listening and stopping his company from underpricing SMEs

It was encouraging to see Suphachai Chearavanont, the CEO of CP and the president of the Digital Council of Thailand, talk about seeding funds for startups in universities and even in high schools.It...

Police baffled by military deployment orders ahead of student protests

Thailand’s national police forces are baffled by media reports that the military are deploying their forces ahead of planned anti-government rallies to be held this weekend, local officials told Thai Enquirer.A leaked...

Thais demand an end to conscription with viral online hashtag

The hashtag #ยกเลิกการเกณฑ์ทหาร (end military conscription) trended online in Thailand on Tuesday after the alleged death of a conscript in a military camp.The hashtag has received over 65k shares and has sparked...

Cabinet reshuffle on the cards as multiple candidates reject Prayut on finance post

Following the controversial and high-profile resignation of Finance Minister Predee Daochai after less than a month in office, the Prayut Chan-ocha administration has spent the past fortnight searching for a new candidate to take his place.

Opinion: Questions for the adults so threatened by the protest of children

I have more questions for you than answers. What more evidence do you need to see that high school students are being intimidated by adults in their schools for expressing their minds?

Millions of Thais will be displaced due to flooding, sea level rise by 2050, report finds

Environmental change, lack of access to food and water, increased exposure to natural disasters and civil unrest could displace tens of millions of Thais by 2050, according to the launch of the Ecological Threat Register (ETR) this...

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A brief guide to keeping yourself safe online as the government cracks down on dissent

In many countries around the world, both ostensibly democratic and not, providers of communications services are often coerced to support the views...

Opinion: Prayut is a symptom not the disease that plagues Thai democracy; both must go

It was supposed to be another good coup. Prayut Chan-o-cha and his band of Royal Thai Army loyalists promised to return “happiness...

Parliament to reconvene early; Prayut says media gag order necessary to fight fake news

The parliament will reconvene in a special session on October 26 to talk about the ongoing political crisis, the cabinet decided on Tuesday.

Academics and teachers call on government to heed student-protesters

The Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights (TANC) marched to the government house to submit a petition urging Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha...

Thailand to open skies to ten foreign airlines while first group of Chinese tourists arrives on Tuesday

The Ministry of Transport said on Tuesday that it would allow ten foreign airlines to gradually launch regular flights to Thailand as...