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The Oral History of Seri Thai – Part Two

In Thailand, there was a thriving resistance movement headed by then-regent Pridi Banomyong. Allies to the resistance included such powerful figures as Police Chief Adul Aduldejajaras (Luang Adul) and Tawee Bunyaket. These efforts helped protect Seri Thai...

Thursday’s parliamentary motion to delay was only made possible by military-appointed senate

Following Thursday’s vote in parliament which saw the government postpone proposals to amend the military-drafted constitution, critics and politicians have come out to accuse the senate and the leadership of the country of undermining the democratic system....

Senators escape from parliament by boat and back exit after voting to postpone constitutional amendments

Members of the military-appointed senate, many of them generals and military officials, escaped from parliament on Thursday by boat and the back-exit rather than face angry pro-democracy demonstrators after they voted to postpone amending the constitution.

Opinion: Thailand’s Royalists must engage in dialogue or cede the argument to the other side

Often we do not know that we are living through historical turning points but it is unmistakable for someone living in Thailand in 2020. Amidst all that is not well with the Thai body...

An Oral History of the Seri Thai – Part One

There are a few watershed events in Thai history that should be celebrated, honored, and remembered. This is definitely one of them.During World War II, Thai Prime Minister Plaek Phibunsongkram famously allied Thailand...

Royalists are pressuring the government to take action against protesters

Royalist and conservative members of Thai society have stepped up a pressure campaign to force the Prayut Chan-ocha government to take action against student protesters, sources told Thai Enquirer on Tuesday.Tens of...

The pro-democracy plaque installed by protesters has gone missing

A pro-democracy plaque installed by demonstrators this weekend at Sanam Luang has gone missing less than 24 hours after it was laid down.Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved rain and heat to...

Pro-democracy demonstrators breach taboo wall in massive weekend rally

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators braved rain and heat to rally in Bangkok this weekend with speeches and events that broached subjects previously considered taboo for public discussion.The demonstrators, comprised of...

The pandemic is not an excuse to ban protests and civil liberties

Henry David Thoreau’s On the Duty of Civil Disobedience has inspired a proud yet solemn global tradition of resistance to government, with giants such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi following in the footsteps of...

Thailand is likely headed for a K-Shaped recovery; here is what that means

Have you wondered why the stock markets of certain countries are performing better than others since the lows recorded in the third or fourth week of March despite almost every country’s economy nosediving? Take...

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Thailand will be unlivable if protestors manage to topple him and they want the gov’t to use force on them, claims PM

Prime Minister Prayut Chan o-cha said on Monday that he personally does not want a pro-democracy rally to take place on October 14 but...

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...