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The growing intolerance of judicial criticism of Thailand’s corrupt court

After the Constitutional Court delivered Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha a not guilty verdict, members of the government and coalition members of Parliament warned opposition parties and others not to criticise the decision or face criminal prosecution....

Covering the 2020 Thai Protests: The Ethics of Photojournalism

This is a two-part article series initially conceived in response to this South China Morning Post article, but has become about much more: how do we as journalists cover pivotal moments like Thailand’s 2020 uprising? This...

[Update-1] Constitutional Court clears Prayut of wrongdoing, protest-leaders cry double standard

Thailand's Constitutional Court said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha residing in army housing after he had already retired from the armed forces was not a conflict of interest.Prayut will continue...

How Thailand Became The Center of Southeast Asia’s Narcotics Trade

On November 12, Thailand made international headlines for announcing the seizure of 11.5 tons (one billion US dollars’ worth) of ketamine in a warehouse in Chachoengsao Province. The information that led to the seizure was provided by...

The Big Interview: Uncle Statue

For the past five months, pro-democracy protests have taken place throughout the country with regular rallies in Bangkok and the surrounding areas. Protesters come and go depending on their schedule and even the leaders don't show up...

Blaming the West for Thailand’s instability is simply a way to avoid confronting the issues

Last week, parliament gathered to debate and vote on various proposals related to constitutional reform. Nothing out of the ordinary transpired, except for one thing: the sheer amount of airtime dedicated not to the merits of the...

Panusaya talks to Thai Enquirer about inspirations and hopes after BBC nomination

Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul told Thai Enquirer that the fight for equality is her primary motivation and that she strives for a more equal Thai society after being selected for the BBC’s list of 100 inspiring and influential...

Understanding the formation of the Crown Property Bureau and why it matters to protesters

On November 19, 2020, King Rama X appointed former army chief General Apirat Kongsompong deputy director of the Crown Property Bureau (CPB). Seemingly in response, pro-democracy protest leader Panupong ‘Mike Rayong’ Jardnok announced that the next major...

Is the Thai government really abiding by ‘international standards?’

The unprecedented waves of protests over the past few months have rocked Thailand’s national consciousness. The protesters’ demands to “Resign, Rewrite, Reform” - for Prayut to resign; for the constitution to be rewritten;...

Opinion: If international schools are so great then why are Thai students the most aware

The first question I’d hear at virtually any family reunion or social gatherings I’d be dragged to by my mother is “So, what school do you go to?” I’d reply back saying “I attend an international school...

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The growing intolerance of judicial criticism of Thailand’s corrupt court

After the Constitutional Court delivered Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha a not guilty verdict, members of the government and coalition members of...

Thaksin backs local politician in rare endorsement

In a rare move, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, on Thursday, personally endorsed a local politician in the upcoming provincial elections.

Nakhon Sri Thammarat faces worst flood crisis in 30 years, death toll climbs to 7

Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Sri Thammarat continues to face severe flooding with the death toll rising to seven on Thursday.

Thai government says no local transmission from Myanmar case yet, 13 new quarantine cases

Thailand’s government said on Thursday that it had discovered 13 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, including six illegal...

Thai Consumer confidence in November hits nine month peak, says UTCC

Thailand’s consumer confidence in November, which has increased in the past two months, is at a nine-month high of 52.4 points in...