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Our Video Story on Phuket Zoo controversy

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Irrelevant and aging rock star puts foot in mouth, calls coronavirus death Darwinism, draws internet ire

Aging and largely irrelevant pop star Joe Nuvo has made headlines in the past for his outspoken support for totalitarian rule and anti-red shirt viewpoints.He's in the headlines again after telling a...

Mythbusting the coronavirus outbreak with the EJF and Covid Relief

Courtesy of the Environmental Justice FoundationThere is a huge amount of information on the internet about the new coronavirus or COVID-19 going around.When we read this information...

The cultural history of Thai sex workers from the north

Some songs capture the political imagination of the moment – in 1988, that song was ‘Mae Sai’ by Carabao. “Who could be in as much pain as the women of the North?” sings the soft voice of Thierry Carabao....

For many Khlongtoey residents, the coronavirus outbreak is less scary than the prospect of starvation

Khlongtoey Dee Jung started out with a group of music teachers. They would come into the community every Saturday and Sunday with activities for children from low-income families, and eventually expanded their activities toward raising scholarship funds,...

Opinion: A dry and quiet Songkran in 2020 is a cause for celebration not depression

The start of Songkran marks the Thai traditional new year where people from different parts of Thailand return home to gather with family, to pay respect to their elders, and to catch up and celebrate with their...

Coronavirus has caused headaches for Thai students applying to university in the United States

The night before the March SAT test, a student of mine sent a message telling me the test was called off. Despite Thailand not having too many Covid-19 cases at the time, Collegeboard (U.S.-based creator of the...

Super Valentine for the super quarantined; social media craze takes the country by storm

With over 54 million views in just a week, the #ซุปเปอร์วาเลนไทน์ (Super Valentine) social media craze is now the lifeline and entertainment for quarantined Thais.10 years ago, Super Valentine was a popular hit...

Thais in the US reflect on life during the coronavirus pandemic

The United States has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak surpassing the likes of Italy and China. The healthcare system, the government and the people of the US have struggled to meet the challenges of the...

The government’s request to delay travel has stranded Thais wondering if their passport is worthless

“We request the cooperation of Thai people abroad in delaying their travel back to Thailand,” the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington D.C. said in a Facebook post. It stipulated that, according to a decision approved by the...

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The Business Sector and the ‘New Normal’

We are now almost halfway through 2020. Actually, it seems as if it were longer than that. As individuals, we may feel...

As the rainy season approaches, concerns rise over dengue fever and malaria

Dengue fever is back and has already taken 11 lives in Thailand, raising concerns that the incoming rainy season will bring even...

BOT concerned with the strengthening of the Thai baht

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) said on Monday that the central bank is worried about the rapid strengthening of the Thai baht...

Palang Pracharat dissolves executive council; triggers automatic leadership vote

Ruling Party Palang Pracharat announced on Monday that 18 members of its executive committee had resigned triggering a leadership vote within 45...

One new coronavirus case discovered in Thailand

Thailand’s government said on Monday that it had discovered only one new coronavirus case in the past 24 hours.