Commentary

The Big Interview: Uncle Statue

For the past five months, pro-democracy protests have taken place throughout the country with regular rallies in Bangkok and the surrounding areas. Protesters come and go depending on their schedule and even the leaders don't show up...

The return of Article 112 means an increase in royalist witchhunts

The Royal Thai Police have summoned the leaders of the anti-government protesters to face charges of lèse majesté, stemming from comments made that called for institutional reforms to Thailand’s monarchy. Three of the leaders include student leaders...

Why Thais Stand With Joshua Wong

On November 23, Joshua Wong pled guilty to organizing and inciting an unauthorized assembly near the police headquarters in Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy protests. He is remanded in custody, awaiting a December 2nd sentence that could see...

Opinion: If international schools are so great then why are Thai students the most aware

The first question I’d hear at virtually any family reunion or social gatherings I’d be dragged to by my mother is “So, what school do you go to?” I’d reply back saying “I attend an international school...

For Thais that grew up abroad, the protests have felt both alien and at home

Thailand’s protest movement has drawn the attention of the world. Media from across the globe are now well aware of #whatshappeninginthailand. Thai university and high school students are making heard their demands for a democratically elected government...

How the Rubber Duck Became a Thai Protest Symbol

The 2020 Thai democracy protests have had no shortage of unexpected symbols, from Hamtaro to Harry Potter, Les Mis to the Hunger Games. As of November 17 2020, the rubber duck has officially joined that pantheon.

New hashtag supporting pro-democracy celebrities trends on Twitter Thailand on Tuesday

A new hashtag, #สนับสนุนดาราประชาธิปไตย (We support celebrities for democracy), is now trending on Thai Twitter on Tuesday as netizens come together to support the various Thai celebrities who have publicly declared their political stance alongside the pro-democracy...

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,...

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Police say no truth behind abduction claims by pro-democracy activist

The police said on Wednesday that the pro-democracy protestor who claimed to be abducted by the state had lied about his abduction...

Lese-majeste charges filed against Thanathorn

Former leader of the now-disbanded Future Forward Party Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has been charged with lese-majeste and computer crimes, according to an official...

Government says this is not the time to relax despite lower infection numbers

Thailand’s government said on Wednesday that it had found 59 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.Of...

Lack of communication from Thai crypto-exchange BitKub have people lining up to leave

The lack of communication from Bitkub, Thailand's largest cryptocurrency exchange, following orders from the Securities and Exchange Commission to shut down and...

Opinion: Lack of clarity from Thai Government creates frustration around Covid-19 pandemic

Thailand was hailed by many as a model of success in coping with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The country ranked first...