Opinion

Opinion: Two paths remain for the opposition after Wednesday night’s failure

The parliamentary motion to amend the constitution was always going to fail.One third of the senators were never going to vote against their own interest and pass a motion that could've seen the body get dissolved. The ruling...

Opinion: Legal reform must be added to the list of protester demands

There are several markers of a civilized society but perhaps none more important than a robust and fair legal system.In a pluralistic society, the idea of fairness, no matter how nominal, is vital. Inversely, a failure of the...

Opinion: Constitutional reform efforts staring at a dead end

The Constitutional Court’s recent verdict on the legality of constitutional amendment seems straightforward at initial glance. Any effort to write a new constitution, it said, must first be approved by a referendum, and then a second referendum must be...

Opinion: Thai Journalist Association failed its members in Prayut spraying incident

The Thai Journalist Association has failed journalists.Not only that they did not condemn Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha’s when he sprayed journalists with disinfectant spray to avoid answering a question, now they are defending him and saying he was...

Opinion: ASEAN pussyfooting on Myanmar shows its irrelevance in 21st century geopolitics

Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing, a 19-year-old supermarket worker, was only eight when Myanmar held elections for the first time and transitioned to democratic rule. This was also the case for Kyal Sin, or “Angel.” For both of them, and for...

Opinion: Suspension of AstraZeneca jab should be pricking Prayut’s conscience over vaccine sourcing

It does not come as a surprise that the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has once again taken the country to the brink by not having thought through its plans for the people.Just minutes before the much-hyped up...

Opinion: Students must rally around Constitutional Court decision or evolve beyond protests

The Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that all charter amendment activities must go through a referendum meaning that the process to fix the constitution will likely be delayed by up to a year.Student protesters and Thailand's Civil Society...

Opinion: Myanmar officials partying video should serve as a warning for the region

On Wednesday, videos shot inside a government building in Naypyidaw, Myanmar went viral in Southeast Asia.The videos, purportedly shot on Tuesday, showed Myanmar government officials singing, partying, and dancing the night away in merriment.https://twitter.com/soezeya/status/1369313667137802241While this was going...

Meet Rukchanok Srinork: “The Lady” of Clubhouse

The early history of Clubhouse in Thailand was filled with tales of CEOs imparting business wisdom as well as the migration of celebrities looking for more spotlight in this latest internet sensation.Enter Rukchanok “Nanaice” Srinork, a virtual unknown who...

Opinion: On Gender, Thailand is still Unequal

It’s difficult not to sound like a broken record when discussing gender inequality in Thailand, but unless the situation improves, it’s a conversation we must keep having. Celebrating International Women’s Day, like we did this Monday, would be meaningless...

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