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Analysis: The Decline of Pheu Thai Party

"With respect, I must say that if the government is unable to answer my aforementioned questions, I will not be able to support this budget.” A threat issued by no lesser a figure than...

Critics say that the government’s same-sex civil union bill does not go far enough

Thailand’s cabinet endorsed a civil partnership bill on Wednesday that would recognize and allow same-sex unions with almost all the same legal rights as that of a married couple but critics and the LGBT community said that...

Military-rule and military prominence in Thailand is a legacy of American imperialism

“The formation of a “Revolutionary Council” in Thailand announced today does not represent a coup d’état’,” reads a stunning 1958 memorandum from the American Bureau of Intelligence and Research.Without a trace of...

The legacy of slavery and emancipation in Thailand

There is a stunning fresco at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall produced by Italian painter Galileo Chini in 1913, titled “King Chulalongkorn abolishing slavery.”The Great King stands dressed in Western-style royal finery...

Opinion: Article 38 is scary for all critics of China; in Thailand we’ve had a similar law for years

This week, China passed a sweeping national security law that will fundamentally change the way that Hong Kong operates.The law grants the central government in Beijing the ability to crack down on...

Opinion: Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow Thailand

No one could have predicted that it would happen this faster. When Carrie Lam tried to (unsuccessfully) pass her extradition law last year, we knew that this day would eventually come. But no one expected Beijing to...

STGT listing is full of potential amid rubber glove boom during coronavirus pandemic

In less than 24-hours Thailand is going to see the listing of the 1st company on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) since the outbreak of the coronavirus, which hammered the capital markets all across the globe.

The History of Thailand in 100 Objects: Patpong Co,. Ltd.

"Tom, Tom, where you go last night?" Ad Carabao sings in the opening lines of 'Welcome to Thailand.'“I love Meuang Thai. I like Patpong."The lyrics from to...

The Real Story about Thai Fruit: Growth of Internet Sales and Pandemic Worries

Thai fruit has been the subject of controversy lately, thanks to a New York Times article that provoked the ire of both Thai readers and BIPOC writers in food media. The subjects of the story were exoticized...

Is Asia’s cosmopolitan elite so entrenched with American ‘global culture’ that it fails to see problems at home?

When George Floyd died with a police officer’s knee on his neck, it set America alight in protest. But it was not just in America that the words “I can’t breathe” were plastered across protest signs and...

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CARE Group says international travel is possible with right precaution and necessary for businesses to keep the light on

International tourism is possible with proper management system while travel bubbles for foreign tourists is a must, experts from the medical and...

Thailand discovers 14 new cases of coronavirus in state quarantine on Saturday

Thailand’s government said on Thursday that it had discovered 14 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, all in state...

The government accepts private sector’s proposal to set up an economic recovery center

The government has set up an economic recovery center following the outbreak of the coronavirus, a government official said on Friday. 

Somkid ready for cabinet reshuffle and all eventualities

Somkid Jatusripitak, the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic affairs, said on Friday that he has been ready for a possible...

[UPDATE-1] Missing person posters removed by university security in Ubon

A string of missing person posters put up by students at Ubon Ratchathani University was removed by university security on Wednesday.