Current Affairs

Four talking points as the Korat shootings unfold

On Saturday, a disaffected soldier shot his commanding officer at an army camp before going on a shooting rampage in the Korat city centre. At least ten people are confirmed to have been killed with dozens more wounded.

Thailand’s gun laws and statistics: A brief overview

Thailand has had a gun ownership law since 1947.The Act Concerning Firearms, Ammunition, and Explosives allows people to obtain gun licenses for the purposes of self-defense, protection of property, sports or hunting....

[Update-3] At least 20 dead in Korat shooting, over a hundred evacuated from mall

At least 20 people are dead and 31 more injured in a mass shooting in the North-Eastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima, officials said Sunday.Of the 31 injured, four are in intensive care...

Thai public health minister under fire for xenophobic comments

Thai public health minister Anutin Charnvirakul was criticized on social media on Friday for xenophobic comments he made to local media while responding to the coronavirus outbreak.The minister had been handing out masks...

Thailand’s Constitutional Court to rule on budget bill Friday

Thailand's Constitutional Court said it would rule on Friday over the legality of the 2020 fiscal year budget bill.The validity of the bill is in question because of irregularity during the voting...

OPINION: The politics of epidemic immunity

“It won’t take long for Thais to develop immunity from coronavirus”, the post read, “but if we don’t deal with the nation-hating virus, a crisis will ensue.” Dr. Warong Dechgitvigrom is not a politician...

Future Forward questions timing of Constitutional Court ruling

Future Forward, on Thursday, questioned the timing of the Constitutional Court’s ruling which could see the party dissolved for breaking electoral rules.Thailand’s Constitutional Court said on Wednesday that it would rule on...

Coronavirus numbers jump in China; Thailand among world’s most prepared to deal with threat

Coronavirus numbers continue to climb in China as the number of deaths increased by 74 in the last 24 hours, with the official toll now at 564 dead, according to Chinese state media.

Prayut under pressure as #CrappyPrimeMinister trends on social media

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has made headlines for the wrong reasons on social media as the hashtag #นายกเฮงซวย or #crappyprimeminister gained over 142,000 tweets over the past two days.The hashtag gained...

[UPDATED] Constitutional Court to rule on Future Forward loan case on February 21

Thailand's Constitutional Court said on Wednesday that it would rule on an illegal loan case involving the Future Forward Party on February 21.If found guilty, the party could be dissolved and its...

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Thailand will be unlivable if protestors topple me, Prayut says

Prime Minister Prayut Chan o-cha said on Monday that he personally does not want a pro-democracy rally to take place...

CCSA welcomes six groups of foreign travellers, hoping to stimulate Thai economy

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Monday that it approved reopening the country's borders to welcome foreign visitors, both...

Thailand revises monopoly laws to close mergers loopholes

Amendments have been made to the market monopoly law, the Royal Thai Government Gazette announced last week.The revised...

[UPDATE-1] Thailand discovers 22 new cases of coronavirus in on Monday; global death toll now over 1 million

Thailand’s government said on Tuesday that it had discovered 22 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours in state quarantine.

Opinion: Thailand’s Patronage Decoupling

2020 is undoubtedly the year of abnormality. Although Covid-19 has introduced many “new normals” to our lives, Thailand’s political divide remains unbridged...