Current Affairs

Opinion: Thailand’s real royalists cannot let Palang Pracharat be its sole representative in parliament

The watch scandal, the crackdown on students, the military-backing, the coup, the minister who was a drug smuggler, the minister who built a home in national park land, the list goes on and on.

Opposition leader takes a stand and calls for royal reformation on parliament floor

The leader of one of Thailand’s largest opposition party made a bold move during Tuesday’s special parliamentary session and called for parliament to listen to pro-democracy protesters, amend the charter and help to reform the country’s monarchy...

Prayut says government using minimal force in dealing with pro-democracy protests

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Tuesday that the government has done its utmost to prevent the loss of life and that it was using 'minimal force' in dealing with anti-government protesters.His...

ICJ welcomes revocation of problematic ‘serious emergency’ decree and calls for more guarantees from the government

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in a briefing paper published on Tuesday expressed concerns that while the Prayut administration made the right move in lifting the Serious Emergency Situation in Bangkok, existing emergency laws within the...

Opinion: If Thailand is the first democratic domino then Laos may be the next

The fight for democracy in Thailand is having a spillover effect in Laos causing a Twitter hashtag trend and inspiring Laotians to question the governance in the landlocked, communist country.As Thailand was...

How will the SET perform due to protest; comparing to previous mass protests

After a break of nearly 6-years, the political temperature in Thailand is off the charts, again.  Anti-government protests have restarted, disrupting the daily life of people in the business districts of Bangkok, and hurting the stock market...

Why we are protesting: an open letter to the government

The current protests have frayed the social fabric of Thailand. It has broken my family apart. You may wonder why, despite all this, despite your threats, we still remain on the streets.Please understand...

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Netizens vow to reduce trash during Loy Krathong by calling for ceremonies from home

The hashtag, #งดลอยกระทง63, trended on Thai Twitter on Friday as netizens came together to campaign against the waste produced during the festival...

Government goes after former Future Forward leaders; summons them to hear sedition charges

Thailand's military-backed government has summoned the former leaders of the dissolved Future Forward Party to hear charges of sedition and other alleged...

Royalists and government responds to former PM Anand’s suggestions; say more at stake than Prayut’s rule

Royalist leaders and the government responded on Friday to former Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun's advice for calm and to address concerns of...

Nearly 5,000 THAI employees accept early retirement plan, first round to begin in December

Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) said that 4,997 employees have signed up for an early retirement program called “Mutual Separation Plan”, or...

Rising NPLs in the financial sector takes its toll on the Thai economy

By Suppakorn Araam-arunsriThe much talked about gloom and doom in the country’s financial sector may have been overstated by...