Commentary

Why Do We Believe in Conspiracies?

When I was young, I believed that adults all had telepathy and it was something that didn’t activate until you were 20. It sounds ridiculous now, but at the time, it seems like adults can sometimes read...

Opinion: Popular community pantry project can teach Thailand a lot about what it truly means to give back

A new charity project called roadside community pantries, or also known as ตู้ปันสุข/ตู้ปันน้ำใจ (happy/generous pantries), is increasing in popularity and spreading to 51 provinces across the country. The project aims to encourage Thais to...

Opinion: Thailand, you do not want to know what real fear looks like

Self-censorship is one manifestation of fear.When we stop ourselves from saying what we want, when we want, we are afraid.Whether it be ostracization, persecution, ridicule or annihilation, we...

The cost of opposing mines in Thailand’s rural heartland

The villagers stood six feet apart as they read their declarations, holding up signs that read ‘Lockdown Mining’ and ‘Save Community Rights.’ Some bore flags or coordinated green T-shirts with emblazoned with the image of a tree....

Opinion: BMA continuing market shutdown, hurting small vendors already affected by Covid-19

The best photo to describe the helplessness of Thais left behind was taken last weekend. The photo, which was posted by Facebook user Aom Arseeyeh, was used by local news to report on an...

Tik-Tok’s alternate democracy does not play by Thai celebrity culture rules

Social media is far from democratic.Although you can find such mythical encounters as a bat lover schooling Pope Francis on Twitter, it is generally observed that the rich and the famous have...

Opinion: Thailand relaxing its student haircut rule is a victory on the road to individualism

In a victory for Thai students everywhere, new regulations governing hair growth for students was published in the Royal Gazette on May 1 meaning that both male and female students can now grow their hair long.

Opinion: The government is creating an income barrier for its aid, leaving behind the poorest and most vulnerable

A couple of days ago, my mother, told me that she had registered to receive a survival bag (ถุงยังชีพ) from the government.After a few days, the bag arrived at my home. The...

Opinion: Dear Climate Scientists, What do we do?

Dear scientists, lobbyists, activists, environmentalists, and the girl with “Tree Hugger since 1997” on her Instagram bio,Thanks to all the research you publish and nature conservation you advocate for, I now know that...

Opinion: Sexual violence is our shame and it can no longer be tolerated

Earlier last week, disturbing footage of a school director in Petchabun molesting an underaged female student made headlines throughout the country.The case sparked an outcry in the online community, enraging thousands of...

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Opinion: The people should not have to suffer for the government’s incompetence

When I heard the news about two imported coronavirus cases from overseas, I thought of people who sacrificed everything by cooperating with...

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...

Sources: Sethaput front-runner to be Bank of Thailand governor

With the current central bank governor Veerathai Santiprabhob due to retire at the end of September, the government has for months been...

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...