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The Siam Satirist: Government to disband Thailand’s National Anti Corruption Commission after Prawit acquittal

Thailand's government decided on Monday to disband the country's highest anti-corruption body after a ruling on Saturday which found Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan not guilty of corruption for possessing several luxury watches worth over US$1 million....

Covid Interrupted: How a family’s dream vacation turned into a covid-interrupted nightmare

Dillon Pienaar knew that there was a spreading virus in Asia and Europe but at the time his home country of South Africa only had five Covid-19 cases; less than Thailand, less than China and less than...

Environmental Justice Foundation working with locals in Thailand to make seas free of old fishing nets

The Environmental Justice Foundation is teaming up with local villagers throughout Thailand to recycle and reuse old discarded fishing nets to ease pollution in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea.According...

Grading Thailand’s 13 successful coups

Thailand has had 13 successful coups (and many more coup attempts) since the start of the 20th century. More than enough for multiple lifetimes.Since there has been so many, we decided to...

Opinion: Destructive criticism of struggling English teacher says more about cyberbullies than Thai education system

When the Ministry of Education officially launched its online distance learning channel (DLTV) on Monday, the internet was not happy.Under the new trending hashtag #เรียนออนไลน์ (#onlinelearning), many took to social media to express...

The impact of the 2010 red shirt protest on the young leaders of 2020

The red shirt protests of 2010 was a watershed event in the recent political history of Thailand. Many young political leaders in Thailand today were old enough to remember the events but not old enough to have...

Opinion: Unforgetting and confronting the truth of state-sanctioned violence

“Thailand needs to heal.”Those were the words that I clearly remember one of my teachers saying, 10 years ago after the end of the red shirt protest, leaving death, destruction, and a...

Opinion: Never again, never, again

Let me be clear.I am against all kinds of coups.Both military, and judiciary.I was a university student back then. During the night of...

Opinion: Justice only belongs to the powerful

“Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society” – Ralph Waldo EmersonMy 16th birthday landed on the day the protests officially...

Opinion: On Forgetting April and May of 2010

I was only 13 when April and May 2010 happened, I barely had political consciousness then.“Most of the political voices of our generation were still playing Pokemon,” as one Twitter commentator put...

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Palang Pracharat dissolves executive council; triggers automatic leadership vote

Ruling Party Palang Pracharat announced on Monday that 18 members of its executive committee had resigned triggering a leadership vote within 45...

One new coronavirus case discovered in Thailand

Thailand’s government said on Monday that it had discovered only one new coronavirus case in the past 24 hours.