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Opinion: Girl From Nowhere and Nanno is embraced by those whose societies are crumbling

The Thai Netflix show Girl From Nowhere has taken the region by storm. It is the number one show across Southeast Asia and has made an impact as far away as Brazil. (Read more here)The show centers itself around...

Opinion: Thai media is creating divisions with their description of virus strain from India

When former United States president Donald Trump referred to Covid-19 with desriptors like the “Kung Flu Virus” and the “Chinese Virus” just because it originated from Wuhan, China, alarm bells rang in my head, I knew something bad was...

Opinion: Anti asian-hate campaigners are unwilling to tackle systematic racism

There has been a growing movement within the United States to fight back against the rise of anti-Asian prejudice and hate crimes.Hollywood celebrities and rights groups have raised the volume and contributed to growing recognition of often underreported...

Opinion: How did we let Thailand become a country with no hope?

The concept of Gross National Happiness is well known, as a fun fact that has become a staple of introductory economics classes.“Gross National Happiness,” the former king of Bhutan had once declared, “is more important than Gross Domestic...

Opinion: Let me offer hope for Thailand in these unprecedented times

Over the past five months, the political and social atmosphere in Thailand has been on edge. With the pandemic resurgent, government mismanagement of the economy apparent, and a political situation akin to a tinderbox, it is understandable how many...

Opinion: Thailand has become a country for the few, without functioning institutions

People are losing confidence in the government of General Prayut Chan-ocha because of their continued mismanagement, corruption, and repression.They are losing their faith in the justice system which has propped up this regime - a heartless system that would...

Opinion: Thailand has reached a crossroad, which path will we take?

Thailand is at a crossroads. We have come to that point in every nation's history where the decisions of today have massive ramifications for tomorrow.The United States came to that crossroads in 1776 when they decided to revolt...

Opinion: The government must consider all aspects before rolling out the ‘vaccine passport’

Freedom of travel, as 16th century Spanish theologian Francisco de Vitoria famously proclaimed, was a fundamental rule of natural law. It was with this concept that the Europeans touted and justified their conquests and imperialist practices. And as the colonial...

Opinion: There is no flag large enough to hide our shame

There is a line of thought in American politics that the flag must be and is large enough to hide the sins of the past because the US experiment is too important to fail.Under this overstretched flag, the baggage...

Opinion: Debating the merits of social sanctions against families and people behind the system

While the pandemic may keep people at home, the spirit of the pro-democracy protests has been reignited to protect the dissidents currently in Jail. Many protesters say they want to employ the ‘witch-hunt’ tactic against those in power and...

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