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Chula alumni group apologizes to Chit Phumisak on his 90th birthday

The Student Council of Chulalongkorn University on Friday released a statement to formally apologize to a famous alumnus, who was killed by the state, for the university's lack of recognition towards him.The...

Opinion: Pla Wan might want to check his privilege and learn to empathize

Michael Sandel, a Harvard political philosopher, recently posted a video clip on the TEDx channel discussing what he called “meritocratic hubris.”In the video, he reminds us of our privilege and warns us...

Opinion: Double standards are the norm and the missing second plaque is no different

“The symbol... they took it; they took the symbol,” an unidentified pro-democracy supporter muttered on Monday morning after he used a concrete slab and bare hands to dig the ground of Sanam Ratsadon to look for the...

Opinion: Thailand’s Royalists must engage in dialogue or cede the argument to the other side

Often we do not know that we are living through historical turning points but it is unmistakable for someone living in Thailand in 2020. Amidst all that is not well with the Thai body...

Ridiculing the top 5 conspiracy theories surrounding the student protesters

For the past 3 months, pro-democracy student-protests have gripped the nation and spread throughout the country. The students have held massive rallies calling for a change not just in the constitution and the government but in the...

Opinion: Cancel and call-out culture is nothing but a distraction

If you think calling people out about their wrongdoings online would change anything, you are wrong. If you think banning celebrity and depriving them of your likes and following would make them support your...

Students do not need to conduct witchhunts and pogroms, history will judge them kindly

For the past three months, anti-government protests have spilled onto the internet with heated online debates over the merits of the military-backed Prayut Chan-ocha government.Youthful internet users have conducted a witchhunt of...

Opinion: Your 21st century Disney Prince should be a controlling, manipulating person who keeps you locked up in a tower

Forget Prince Charming, forget Aladdin, forget Simba, your 21st century Disney Prince should accurately reflect the values of the multi-billion dollar empire that now owns not only Disney but the Star Wars Franchise and the Marvel Universe...

Opinion: Never say never again

When Justice Robert Jackson opened the trials at Nuremberg to try the leaders of Nazi Germany for crimes against humanity and the holocaust, he said the following:“The wrongs which we seek...

Opinion: Eighteen is not too young or too unorthodox to become an MP

By Wongpun AmarinthewaDesperation and repression through the last six years of military rule has brought out the young Thai generation to the streets, the largest student protest movement since the 1970s to call...

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Thailand will be unlivable if protestors topple me, Prayut says

Prime Minister Prayut Chan o-cha said on Monday that he personally does not want a pro-democracy rally to take place...

CCSA welcomes six groups of foreign travellers, hoping to stimulate Thai economy

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Monday that it approved reopening the country's borders to welcome foreign visitors, both...

Thailand revises monopoly laws to close mergers loopholes

Amendments have been made to the market monopoly law, the Royal Thai Government Gazette announced last week.The revised...

[UPDATE-1] Thailand discovers 22 new cases of coronavirus in on Monday; global death toll now over 1 million

Thailand’s government said on Tuesday that it had discovered 22 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours in state quarantine.

Opinion: Thailand’s Patronage Decoupling

2020 is undoubtedly the year of abnormality. Although Covid-19 has introduced many “new normals” to our lives, Thailand’s political divide remains unbridged...