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Sinovac vaccines to arrive Wednesday, Prayut volunteers for first jab

Thailand will receive its first 200,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Chinese manufacturer Sinovac on Wednesday, according to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, who also said he will personally oversee the delivery and take the first dose if possible.The vaccines...

To succeed, the pro-democracy movement must include Labour unions and marginalized groups

Gene Sharp, American scholar and expert in non-violent civil disobedience, famously theorized that the power of rulers is derived from the consent of subjects. Non-violent action, such as protests and public demonstrations are methods of withdrawing consent and challenging...

Thai government warns citizens against ‘improper use’ of Clubhouse

Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society on Wednesday warned Thai users against breaking the country’s laws when using the social media application Clubhouse.The platform has grown rapidly in Thailand over the past week, with activists, oppositions, and...

Pheu Thai to push vaccine passports for quarantine-free tourism

The opposition Pheu Thai Party said it will propose a vaccine-passport programme to help reopen the country to foreign tourism, a lifeline for the economy that has been cut almost entirely by the pandemic restrictions.“We are going to...

Poetry: Dear Myanmar

Dear Myanmar,I stood with you on those rain-soaked streets As the ballots were being read I watch you cheer and hold your breathAnd watched you hope for better Six years ago, the future was now The long wait,...

The guardians of Siamese rosewood

"We bury a GPS tracker in the wood. We call them rabbits,” says Cheewapap Cheewatham, director of Thailand’s Forest Protection and Fire Control Bureau, part of the forestry department. He tells China Dialogue that they used to just impound...

Local infections rises above contact tracing in Thailand; 142 total cases found

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health said on Thursday that the number of local infections has outpaced those found through the government’s contact tracing programs in migrant worker populations for the first time.Thailand has been gripped by a second...

[Update-2] Thailand discovers 245 new coronavirus cases, 224 local infections on Sunday

Thailand discovered 245 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Sunday.The new discovery brings the total to 10,298 since the start of the pandemic while 6,428 have recovered from the...

[Update-2] Thailand discovers 212 new coronavirus cases, 193 local infections on Saturday

Thailand discovered 212 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Saturday.The new discovery brings the total to 10,053 since the start of the pandemic while 5,546 have recovered from the...

[Update 2] Thailand discovers 216 new Covid-19 cases; new zoning

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health announced on Saturday that it had discovered 216 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours and that one person died from the virus.Of the 216 new coronavirus cases, 182 were local infection cases,...

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