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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...

Shrinking space for Thai human rights defenders is beyond the point of crisis

The treatment of Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak—and up until yesterday, Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul—along with five others in pre-trial detention for violating Thailand’s draconian lèse majesté law, has raised alarms among human rights groups, partially because Penguin is in deteriorating health due to...

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: 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: The silent culprit of Thailand’s hopelessness

"The truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of...

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...

Opinion: Choose not to leave this land and stay

On Tuesday night, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra addressed a recent trend by many Thais who want to move abroad. Those that say they do say they can no longer tolerate the consistent government mismanagement, the culture of corruption,...

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