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Worth remembering October 6 as Thai conservatives ready for battle

Student protests have broken out across Thailand for the past two weeks with demonstrators calling for the resignation of the Prayut Chan-ocha government and the tearing up of the military-drafted constitution.The students...

Opinion: Society is engineered to think that being politically active is dangerous; the youth are here to change that

Ever since I started my undergraduate degree in the school of Political Science, people always look at me with either wonder or suspicion.Whenever some news or events occurs involving politics, friends from...

Opinion: Reconciling Thailand’s political generation gap

On July 19, in one corner of Thai Twitter, a question was posed. “Do your family members have differing political perspectives? And if so, how do you live together?” Never mention politics at the...

Opinion: Thailand’s LGBTQ friendly image is just veneer, deep down more work needs to be done

The cabinet announced the endorsement of a same-sex civil unions bill last week with Thailand now set on becoming only the second country in Asia to embrace same-sex civil unions after Taiwan. A momentous...

Opinion: Destroying Scala is destroying past hopes and future dreams

The demise of the SCALA saddens me so but also makes me reflect on how the cinema fading is a small symbol of failed success and opportunity in Thailand.You had the best...

Social media star under fire for cozying up to coup-leader; alleged to have embezzled donations

Sean Buranahiran, a Thai social media influencer and life coach, was heavily criticized last week for calling deputy minister Prawit “kind of sweet” in a clip on his channel.Prawit is one of the...

Is Asia’s cosmopolitan elite so entrenched with American ‘global culture’ that it fails to see problems at home?

When George Floyd died with a police officer’s knee on his neck, it set America alight in protest. But it was not just in America that the words “I can’t breathe” were plastered across protest signs and...

Eating American hamburgers require little effort but the heartburn is real

All across the United States, many variations of the 'burger,' exists. Regional rivalries prompt grandiose claims that theirs is 'the world's best hot dog' or 'the greatest burger' but there is no objective way to measure such...

Opinion: Liverpool have won a league title after 30 years; When does Thailand get a win?

Liverpool have finally done it. On Friday morning (Thailand time), the reds finally broke the curse and won a league title after a 30 year wait.To put that into footballing terms, the...

The battle that led to a dozen revolutions including Siam’s

The smoke had barely cleared over the narrow body of water that separated Tsushima Island from the Japanese mainland but the Battle of Tsushima Strait was already making headlines around the world.For...

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Activists start a petition to protest the removal of a portrait of a student protester killed by the military

Students at Chulalongkorn University have started an online petition to protest the removal of a portrait of Somdet Wirunhaphon, a first-year student...

[UPDATE-1] The central bank maintains country’s benchmark lending rate at 0.5 per cent

The Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously voted to maintain the policy interest rate on Wednesday.

SEAOIL shares soar up by 6.9 per cent due to new crude discovery on L53/48

The share price of Sea Oil PCL (SEAOIL) stood at 2.48 baht on the Wednesday morning session closing (12:30 p.m.), rising up...

[UPDATE-1] Representatives from the private sector expect a recession of at least 8 per cent in 2020

The Thai economy is expected to go into a recession of at least 7-9 per cent in 2020, the Joint Standing Committee...

#RIPWanchalerm trends on Twitter as activists allege that Wanchalearm is dead

A new hashtag, #ripwanchalerm, is now the number one trend on Twitter on Wednesday as netizens and the public claim that Wanchalearm...