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Opinion: The protests in the United States are a good opportunity to talk about colourism in Thailand

During my time in the US, I was a student in St. Louis, Missouri when Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer. In the following years, I saw this replayed again and again in a...

Opinion: A blanket ban on E-Ciggs is unjust and unfair

Vaporizers and e-cigarettes have become very popular in Thailand prior to a ban by the government. Seeking to reduce vices in the country, the government has failed to conduct any due diligence and followed America's footsteps towards...

Google Thailand celebrates Siam’s first ever female doctor

Today marks the 122nd birthday of Thailand’s first-ever female doctor -- and Google has dedicated a special doodle to celebrate her life and legacy with the kingdom.Margaret Lin Xavier or Khun Ying Srivisanvaja -- more...

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...

Opinion: The violence of April and May 2010 remains senseless ten years later

The red shirt protests of 2010 was my first real assignment. After an uneventful internship in the Middle East and various freelance jobs, stringing for multinational news organizations during the red shirt protests gave me exposure...

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Analysis: Market euphoria could burn some investors as economic turnaround is not around the corner

The momentum of trading on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) seems to have returned as daily trading values have seen a...