Literature

Honour, Marriage, and the Old World

Sana stood outside Benazir Bhutto International Airport, watching as the security guard looked over her ticket from Islamabad to New York. She was so close. Just as she was about to step inside, she...

Siamese Satirist: Thai generals make fun of General Mark Milley for apologizing to the public; saying military should not be involved in politics

Thai generals past and present have joined together to mock US General Mark Milley for apologising to the public for taking part in a photo opportunity with US President Donald Trump and for saying that the military...

The Siamese Satirist: United States, Trump to defund police after massive Instagram protests

US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the federal government and all the state governments have agreed to defund the country's police force after a massive backlash on Instagram over the killing of George Floyd.

The Siamese Satirist: Rohingya refugees consider careers in sports and entertainment to gain Thai middle-class support

As the world's most persecuted minority group, having faced exile and genocide at the hands of the Myanmar government, Rohingya communal leaders told The Siamese Satirist on Thursday they were baffled by the support of Thai elites...

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...

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