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Innovation in demand: Current solutions to plastic pollution are not working

Global production of plastics has increased 20-fold since the 1960s, reaching 359 million tonnes per year in 2018. By 2050, plastics production will account for 20 per cent of total oil consumption, according to the World Economic Forum...

Thai media is outsourcing much of its coronavirus coverage to Beijing and that’s just the start

Thailand’s media landscape is currently saturated with news about the coronavirus. Just this week, several people have been arrested or warned about spreading misinformation about the disease. The mainstream media itself is an eclectic mixture of fear-mongering...

I hated Kobe Bryant

Man, I hated Kobe Bryant.I hated that stupid afro, I hated the arrogance, I hated that gold Lakers uniform. I hated everything about Kobe Bryant.I mean, I hated other...

Thai judicial system drops activist murder case on a technical loophole

Pholachi Rakchongcharoen, better known to his friends and family as “Billy," was a Karen activist, a devoted father, and a loving husband.In 2014, Billy was working with Karen villagers in Kaeng...

Long Read: Forty-two years with the Force

This essay will not be spoiler-free.A long time ago … and the galaxy might as well be far, far, away because I’m not a quantum particle and so my consciousness is stuck for ever on...

Auschwitz of the Thais

For the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we visited Auschwitz to reflect on its history and how it ties to us as Thais.We’ve all seen it; we’ve all seen the...

Helena’s Journey

Some years ago, when the Terminal 21 shopping mall was new, I spotted a statue of Adolf Hitler in front a clothing store, dressed to look like Ronald McDonald.  Around the same time, I learned that there...

Plastic is precious

The government’s ban on plastic is a positive step in the right direction. Before the ban, Thailand was using over 70 billion plastic bags every single year. But can we do more? Of course we can, and there are...

Trash Mountain, a story of severe waste mismanagement

An overcast sky looms over Beung District in Sri Racha, Chonburi Province. Birds swoop over a landscape of green – green patches of land, green ponds. But there is something not quite right about the colour. The...

Somtow: We protect the veneer of culture without diving deeper

As part of our podcast network, we interview influencers and intellectuals that shape Thai and Asian culture. Our first podcast featured writer and composer Somtow Sucharitkul and his thoughts on Thai Culture, his music and science fiction...

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Thailand discovers five new cases of coronavirus in state quarantine on Wednesday

Thailand’s government said on Wednesday that it had discovered five new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, all in state...

Kasikorn predicts household debt to GDP could rise to 90 per cent

Amid the economic downturn, Thai household debts could rise to 90 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), according to Kasikorn Research.

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...