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Opinion: Never forget the PDRC’s crimes, they deserve no sympathy

On Wednesday, the courts ruled that the leaders of the ironically named Peoples Democratic Reform Committee were guilty of occupying government buildings and trying to obstruct the 2014 election.The leaders, wizened by the passage of the years, looked...

Indonesia Foreign Minister meets with Myanmar counterpart in Thailand

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi met with her Myanmar counterpart in Bangkok on Wednesday after widespread protest halted her plans to fly to Naypyidaw.Marsudi was due to fly to Myanmar this week in what would have been the...

[Update-1] Ex-PDRC members, including three cabinet ministers, found guilty over 2014 protests

Thirty-nine former members of the now defunct People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), some of them ministers in the current government, were found guilty by the Bangkok Criminal Court on Wednesday for their participation in anti-government demonstrations in 2014 and...

Opinion: Government’s vaccine strategy must remain under scrutiny

In Thai, there is an oft-used phrase: tok ma tai, “to die after falling off a horse.” It is an idiom that describes how someone can do something well almost to completion, only to make a mess of things...

PM says no time for Clubhouse, lashes out at Thais who “love to listen to criminals”

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said Tuesday he does not have time for Clubhouse and criticized people who like to listen to former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, calling him a criminal.Thaksin spoke late Monday in one of the chat rooms of...

Surin teacher to face charges of assaulting schoolgirls over more than a year

A schoolteacher in Surin Province allegedly sexually assaulted more than 10 children attending his school, some of them since last year, local news reports said Tuesday.Parents and guardians marched on the local police station in Phanom Dong Rak District...

[Update-1] Bars to reopen amid falling Covid-19 numbers

Entertainment venues will be allowed to reopen and restaurants to serve alcoholic drinks in all provinces except for Samut Sakhon, the government said on Monday, after the number of new Covid-19 cases showed a sustained drop.Businesses can resume...

Opinion: The problematic standing of protest guards and vocational students at protests

With the return of the pro-democracy protests comes the underlying question of the role of the protest guards. Amid the myriad issues, from the movement’s achievements to the risk of prosecution, the problem of the guards is never far...

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