Literature

The Siam Satirist: Government to disband Thailand’s National Anti Corruption Commission after Prawit acquittal

Thailand's government decided on Monday to disband the country's highest anti-corruption body after a ruling on Saturday which found Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan not guilty of corruption for possessing several luxury watches worth over US$1 million....

Covid Interrupted: How a family’s dream vacation turned into a covid-interrupted nightmare

Dillon Pienaar knew that there was a spreading virus in Asia and Europe but at the time his home country of South Africa only had five Covid-19 cases; less than Thailand, less than China and less than...

Photo Essay: The burden of the outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak has disproportionately affected the poor and the working class around the world. The same is true in Thailand.In this photo essay, Dominic captures the struggle of Bangkok's working class...

Photo Essay: Bangkok old town under lockdown

Bangkok has been under curfew and lockdown for over a month as the government continues its fight against the outbreak of coronavirus.Dominic captures here the sights of Bangkok's old town under lockdown....

Four novels about isolation to help you through your isolation

The coronavirus lockdown has us all self-quarantining and isolated. Cabin fever may start to set in. To help you get through your isolation and to make sure that your inner jack is not a dull boy, we've...

Thailand’s rich and famous sent their kids to quarantine in Hua Hin where they held parties and caught the virus

The names in this story have been changed for the protection of the subject.Written by Cod Satrusayang, as told to him by Victor S."Let’s...

E-sports, OTT platforms are the winners of the coronavirus shutdown

2020 was tipped to be the year that E-sports went mainstream. With national teams competing in 2019's Southeast Asian Games, revenues from streaming services at an all-time high and celebrity status afforded to elite gamers, E-sports was...

The BIG Interview: Zakariya Amataya

Zakariya Amataya is an award-winning poet, Thailand’s first Muslim to win the prestigious SEA Write award, a community leader and an editor. The Narathiwat-born writer has spoken on what it means to be Muslim in Thailand, the...

Poetry: “Float”

by Eunice Barbara NovioFLOATI am looking at the blue skytrying to remember the hueswhen light reflected on your iris,if those were blue or deep green,like the Aegean and Dover.

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