Commentary

Opinion: Prayut has done the impossible and stopped vocational students from fighting each other

When I was studying at a Thai school with my brothers, vocational school students were the enemies. My brothers were the “short-legs” or “เด็กขาสั้น” and they were the “long-legs” or “เด็กขายาว”.

Opinion: Why Isn’t Thai History Being Taught at International Schools in Thailand?

250 Senators. What was the buzz around the “250 senators”? It took me 2 hours scrolling through Twitter, only to later hear the answers to my own questions through a 2 minute song: 250 Bootlickers by Rap...

Why do Thailand’s conservatives like some protest leaders more than others? It has more to do with presentation than content

When 25-year-old protest leader Patsaravalee “Mind” Tanakitvibulpon faced off against Palang Pracharat MP Pareena Kraikupt on Thairath TV’s popular show ‘Straight Talking with Jomquan’, it was, as they say, ‘a cultural reset.’ Within hours,...

Opinion: Thailand’s compromising characteristic has been a gift and curse but that may soon change

Thailand is a land of compromise.The current government might not be but the Thai people are.Because we are so compromising, we haven’t really gone to any extremes....

Opinion: The army cannot be neutral in political conflicts because that idea reinforces exceptionalism

“They’re suppose to be neutral in this,” a friend messaged me after the army chief Narongpan Jitkaewthae admitted that soldiers were among the police on Sunday as they confronted pro-democracy demonstrators.Narongpan revealed the presence...

Opinion: Instead of morally preaching about Pornhub, the government should fix sex-education

As a father of a five year old boy, here is my response to Buddhipongse Punnakanta, the Digital Economy and Society Minister, who said that people with children will understand the government’s reasons why they shutdown Pornhub. 

Opinion: So, Trump or Biden?

So, Trump or Biden?That is a question that is being asked everywhere and anywhere as the US' political drama engulfs our news cycle and takes over our lives.

Opinion: Thailand needs a #MeToo movement

Growing up Thai, I have always felt like my culture is quite the paradox. Our Buddhist temples and the white robes of the women who live inside them stand as a testament to our purity, but prostitutes...

Thailand’s conservatives seem incapable of filling their intellectual vacuum even as the left educates itself

One of the most commonly cited statistics in Thailand is that the average Thai reads around eight sentences — yes, sentences — of books in a year. Where this dubious number was sourced is unclear, and its...

Thais hard done by Pornhub ban takes to social media to release frustration

Thailand's online community expressed their frustrations on social media on Monday night and Tuesday morning over a decision by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to ban the adult website Pornhub.Digital...

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In a rare move, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, on Thursday, personally endorsed a local politician in the upcoming provincial elections.

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Government warns protesters, opposition not to question constitutional court ruling

Coalition MPs and members of the government, on Thursday, warned opposition parties and pressure groups not to criticize the Constitutional Court’s verdict...