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OPINION: With the coronavirus kerfuffle, is Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul in over his head?

Anutin Charnvirakul came to power by campaigning and promising to legalize marijuana in Thailand. His Bhumjaithai party gained enough seats that he was able to lobby his way into his current position as the Minister of Public Health.

Thai Enquirer calls for dismissal of defamation case against journalist

Thai Enquirer joins Human Rights Watch, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporter Without Borders in calling for Thailand’s judicial system to immediately throw out all charges against journalist Suchanee Cloitre.Suchanee was...

Thai shares down on coronavirus and budget concerns

Thailand’s main index was down by more than 40 points this morning, in line with other bourses in Asia as investors remain concerned about the outbreak of the coronavirus in China.The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)...

[UPDATE] Coronavirus hurting Thailand’s tourism revenues

Thailand's tourism authority said the widening of China’s travel restrictions due to coronavirus will affect Thailand’s revenue from tourism.“On average, around 800,000 Chinese tourists come to visit Thailand each month and each of them...

Long Read: Forty-two years with the Force

This essay will not be spoiler-free.A long time ago … and the galaxy might as well be far, far, away because I’m not a quantum particle and so my consciousness is stuck for ever on...

Opposition, government prepares for censure debate

Thailand's coalition government and the opposition coalition are making preparations for a censure debate scheduled for later this week.The opposition coalition submitted a no-confidence motion late last week to the speaker of...

Coronavirus cases rises to eight in Thailand, source of virus hypothesized in China

Thailand's public health ministry confirmed on Sunday that the number of coronavirus cases in the country had risen to eight, making it the country with the largest number of cases outside of China.

#crappygovernment trends online as netizens attack government for poor crisis response

Thailand’s cabinet will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday as officials struggle to address growing concerns over the government’s response to several ongoing emergencies. The government has come under criticism for its handling of...

[UPDATE] Fifth case of coronavirus confirmed in Thailand

Thai officials confirmed, late Friday, that a fifth case of coronavirus had been found in the country, the highest number of cases outside of mainland China.Ministry of Public Health Officials said in...

No government shutdown, finance minister assures, as budget crisis continues for government

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana insisted on Friday that there will be no government shutdown as the validity of the 2020 fiscal bill hangs in the balance.Parliament finally passed its long-delayed budget for the 2020 fiscal...

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Opinion: It is time for the students to embrace conservatism and not modern liberalism

For the past five months, Thailand's students have taken to the streets to demand change. They have called on the government, and...