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Opinion: The progressive seeds must be planted and shown to take root or the movement is over

This weekend's election results were another poor showing by the Progressive Movement.The first was in December when they failed to win any chairman position at the previous Provincial Administrative Organization election. They fielded 42 candidates for the seats and...

Opinion: We knew the Thai army was morally corrupt, this weekend they showed just how much

By sending a military representative to attend Myanmar dictator Min Aung Hlaing's Armed Forces Day celebration this past weekend, the Thai army showed just how morally corrupt it is.Even while the world, and much of ASEAN, stood up...

Opinion: Weekend crackdown in Bangkok shows emboldened security forces

A crackdown on Sunday by police on a non-violent group of protesters camped outside of government house is the latest escalation by Thai security forces as they continue to carry out operations against pro-democracy demonstrators.Sunday's violent arrest of...

Opinion: Universities must also become an outlet for students voices

This week, faculty at Chiang Mai University seized the artwork of several students for their political nature setting off a national firestorm about the nature of art and the rights of students to express themselves.The students had created...

Opinion: Innovation is key to solving Thailand’s problems but a mindset change is needed first

At the turn of the 19th century, the major problem facing cities across the United States and Europe was manure. As horses were the main means of transportations for most people at the time, there was a large build...

Opinion: Why waiting for the vaccine is wrong

On Monday, Thai Enquirer published an editorial by a senior doctor which argued that our vaccine acquisition program was adequate despite its unpopularity. (Read more here)The editorial was clearly looking at things from a public health perspective, which...

Opinion: REDEM or UFTD, the outside world just sees violent protesters

In one of his older songs, Takeover, Jay-Z once wisely opined, “A wise man told me don't argue with fools. Cause people from a distance can't tell who is who.”Jay-Z could be paraphrasing famous American satirist Mark Twain who...

Opinion: A protest goer reflects on a violent Saturday night

It was supposed to be a relatively peaceful night at the rally organised by REDEM. Despite the looming presence of riot police, a regular feature by now, it was all smiles at the beginning. People were having mini picnics,...

Opinion: Thailand’s vaccine acquisition programme may be unpopular but it is ‘correct’

As the Thai government proceeds with its vaccine procurement and rollout programme, it has faced criticism over its scope and speed. A doctor from Siriraj hospital points out that comparisons with other countries are not always appropriate, and that...

Opinion: In the Milk Tea Alliance, is there no room for solidarity with Thailand’s Southern Provinces?

The Milk Tea Alliance has drawn considerable international media attention, first in solidarity with the citizens of Hong Kong as they peacefully confronted the political, economic, and social integration of Hong Kong into mainland China. It swiftly came to the...

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