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Opinion: Sexual violence is our shame and it can no longer be tolerated

Earlier last week, disturbing footage of a school director in Petchabun molesting an underaged female student made headlines throughout the country.The case sparked an outcry in the online community, enraging thousands of netizens who demand that the 59-year-old...

Opinion: The coronavirus outbreak is an opportunity to learn and prepare for the climate catastrophe

So, the coronavirus… I won’t tell you what you already know – you should be listening to scientists and credible news sources for that, not me, a climate activist. But instead, here’s what I’d like to tell you: this...

Opinion: Outrage over PM’s call for “donations” is misplaced

The Prayut government has been on the receiving end of another round of negative press in the thick of the coronavirus crisis, due to the Prime Ministers’ recent comment that he would “seek help from the wealthiest members of...

Opinion: Prayut calling in favours in approach to top 20 richest?

Following Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s surprise announcement on Friday evening that he will be approaching Thailand's 20 richest families, who are “seniors of the society,” to help the country fight against the outbreak of the coronavirus, one question lingered...

Opinion: A dry and quiet Songkran in 2020 is a cause for celebration not depression

The start of Songkran marks the Thai traditional new year where people from different parts of Thailand return home to gather with family, to pay respect to their elders, and to catch up and celebrate with their relatives for...

Opinion: On China, Thai netizens contradict official diplomacy

It was a strange digital flareup. Ceaselessly, and seemingly inexplicably, over an entire night and day, Thai and Chinese netizens took to Twitter to rain insults on each other. Ostensibly, the issue arose over a hapless Thai photographer who, in...

Opinion: Abandoning overseas Thais just the latest sign that the Prayut government cares little for our rights or liberties

While countries around the world made headlines for moving heaven and earth to repatriate their citizens living abroad and affected by the coronavirus outbreak, Thailand has chosen a decidedly different route and have asked Thais living overseas not to...

Opinion: Coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on tourism sector and hurts those less fortunate

We can all agree that everyone is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nobody is safe from the virus, regardless of their social status. Top politicians, celebrities, and sports personalities have been infected. Nevertheless, if the disease spreads further, it...

Opinion: Yes, the coronavirus is serious but in the north, it is the smog that is going to kill us

In 2016, I released a documentary called ‘Smoke: A Crisis in Northern Thailand’ that looked into the causes and possible solutions to the rampant agricultural and forest fires that plague this region, year-after-year. I spent about ten months working...

No, let’s call it the Chinese virus

US President Donald Trump recently got into trouble with the press and with opposition politicians when he insisted on calling the Covid-19 outbreak, the 'Chinese Virus.'Both Democrat politicians and many in the mainstream media said that it was...

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