Current Affairs

A comprehensive list of those that have been charged for protesting and organizing rallies.

The following is an updated list of university students, activists, and musicians who have been charged with violations of Section 116 (sedition) of the Penal Code and Section 110 of the Criminal Code (committing an act of...

Government non-committal on student demands; says trying to deescalate the situation; defends crackdown

Thailand's military-backed government on Saturday said that it was trying to de-escalate tensions and avoid confrontations between various groups but was non-committal on demands by student protesters that they resigned by 10 pm.

King praises counter-protester that went viral for confronting pro-democracy protesters

His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn on Friday night praised a man whose counter-protest and pledge of loyalty in front of pro-democracy protesters went viral.Both King Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida were greeting well-wishers as...

Opinion: Thailand needs more people like Ekkachai Hongkangwan

Three people have been arrested and charged with Article 110 of the criminal code for infringing on Her Majesty the Queen's freedom. If found guilty they face life in prison.The youngest was Bunkueanun...

Opinion: What if the removal of the emergency decree wasn’t the government backing down but mobilizing royalist forces

Here is a scary thought.The severe state of emergency decree was lifted not because Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha’s wanted to back down.It was actually the first step to revitalize...

Opinion: Baby boomers can’t adapt to change because they weren’t taught to

“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.” - G. Michael Hopf.The profundity of the quote’s simplicity is remarkable,...

Thai elites are resistant to change because they’ve benefited from the status quo

As the pro-democracy protests have gained strength over the past few days, they’ve been met by open opposition from Prayut Chan O-cha’s government.As of October 20, the government has unsuccessfully, but very visibly,...

Opinion: How fragile are your beliefs if you have to rely on thugs to reinforce them?

On Wednesday, video clips were released online which showed a group of people wearing yellow shirts attacking high school students and pro-democracy protestors who were en route to join a rally at Ramkhamhaeng University.  

Opinion: Is Prayut lying about stepping back? Or has Thailand’s Pinnochio finally changed his ways?

As it was pointed out by one of our readers, pointing out Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha’s lies and insincerity is getting old these days given that we have been listening to it for the past six years.

Senate holds rally to reaffirm allegiance to crown and country

Thailand's military-appointed senators gathered at the Secretariat of the Senate on Thursday pledging to protect and uphold the monarchy.The senators organized the activity to show support for the royal institution which they argue...

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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...