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Restaurants just beginning to recover from the first lockdown face a new uphill battle

As Thailand battles another coronavirus outbreak with more events, gatherings, and festivals getting cancelled, Thai citizens are also battling to keep their businesses and industries afloat.Ever since the beginning of the year, businesses...

Opinion: Migrant workers are not just a dispensable economic cog but living, breathing humans

In both private and public spheres, the blame has often been placed on the migrant workers trying to survive, without the considering the system that ignores the humanity of these vulnerable communities.According to...

Four takeaways from Thailand’s 2020 local elections

Thailand held its first local elections since the 2014 military coup on Sunday, amid the return of local coronavirus transmission and months of political protests. Across the nation, votes were cast for Provincial Administrative Organization (POA) candidates. 

Opinion: We cannot let this outbreak be an excuse to abuse human rights of migrant workers

The Ministry of Public Health can keep saying that this is not a second wave but more of a “new round” of widespread coronavirus infections but it the end, it is a second wave.

[Update-2] More cases discovered in migrant worker dormitories; officials say numbers will continue to rise

Thailand’s government said on Sunday that it had discovered 689 confirmed coronavirus cases related to an outbreak in Samut Sakhon.32 cases stemmed from contact with a 67-year-old Thai woman who worked at...

[Update-2] Thailand discovers 548 coronavirus cases in Samut Sakhon; many in migrant worker community

Thailand's government said on Saturday that it had discovered 516 new coronavirus cases in the fishing town of Samut Sakhon bringing the total number of cases in the province to 548.According...

Can Photojournalism ever be truly objective?

Fresh faces, school uniforms, fiery speeches, and the three-finger salute -- these are the images we know well in 2020.For the past six months, pro-democracy protests and political rallies have filled the streets...

Opinion: Free Youth’s embrace of communism is arrogant and ignorant of history

Why is it that 21st century communists are only too happy to point out the deficiencies of capitalism with its excess inequality, labor abuses by large multi-national corporation, and rampant consumption but when it comes to the...

Opinion: Thai Protesters Do Not Need US Support

In late October, at the height of Thailand’s pro-democracy protests, a small pro-royalist protest took place at the US embassy.Led by singer-actress Haruthai ‘Au’ Muangboonsri, the pro-royalists held signs that read “Stop hybrid...

The Cycle of Coups and Constitutions: a Reflection on Thailand’s Quest for a Charter

Each year on the 10th of December, Thailand commemorates its first constitution adopted after the 1932 Siamese Revolution. History books describe this as the momentous event of Thailand’s transition from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy– that...

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Growth forecast overly optimistic, Bank of Thailand warns

The latest outbreak of Covid-19 in Thailand could pull economic growth lower than the 3.2 per cent estimated by the government for...

PM: Legalized gambling could be on the cards to curb Covid-19 spread

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Friday that he is open to the idea of legal gambling venues in Thailand, to help...

BTS extension fee could soar to 158 baht over talks delay, governor warns

The fare to ride the Green Line extension of Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain could more than double to 158 baht, the city governor...

Bangkok golf course closed after caddy tests Covid-positive

Navatanee Golf Course was closed for three days after a caddy has been infected with the coronavirus, it said Friday.

[Update-1] Thailand finds 188 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

Thailand’s government said on Friday that it had found 188 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.Of...