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Review: Duanwad Pimwana’s Bright

After a long day of waiting on the sidewalk with his two bags, five-year-old Kampol Changsaram is faced with the reality that his father is not coming back for him, and he is all alone.His mother had left earlier...

Google celebrates 157th anniversary of Charoen Krung Road

Google celebrated the 157th anniversary of Thailand’s first paved road, Charoen Krung Road, on Wednesday with a Google Doodle, a temporary alteration to the logo on its homepage.Charoen Krung, or "Prosperous City” in Thai, was the first asphalt...

Thailand and Myanmar: a bond in dictatorship and dissent

When the Tatmadaw, or the Myanmar army, instigated a putsch in the streets of Naypyidaw in the early morning of February 1, the international community exploded in condemnation.For Thailand, though, the shock is less palpable. Standing at 13 successful...

Myanmar Anti-Coup Protests Go Global

Nadi Hlaing (pseudonym) was a teenager when the Saffron Revolution shook Myanmar. The 2007 uprising saw hundreds of thousands of Myanmar citizens, led by saffron-robed monks, take to the streets demanding political and economic reform from the military regime....

Review: Anand Panyarachun and the Making of Modern Thailand

Despite its daunting stature, “Anand Panyarachun and the Making of Modern Thailand” offers an incredibly comprehensive and detailed look into the life of one of the central figures of late 20th century Thailand. Dominic Faulder’s biography is composed after six years...

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: FCCT’s 112 debate reveals unbridgeable divide between royalists and the liberals

I went into the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand’s (FCCT) panel discussion on Thailand’s political crisis and the use of Article 112 expecting fiery exchanges.While the debate did not disappoint on that front, I came out of it...

Thai Enquirer statement on disbanding of Khaosod English

Today, Khaosod English announced its disbandment after 8 years of operations. It is a sad day for English-language journalism in Thailand.For years, Khaosod English stood alone with Prachathai as the voice of liberalism in an increasingly government-influenced conservative...

Opinion: After violence consumes a peaceful movement, serious questions must now be addressed

February 28 represented a notable turn of events for pro-democracy protesters. Thousands of demonstrators gathered at Victory Monument for a rally organized by the Free Youth group, now rebranded as “Restart Democracy” or “REDEM.” The event, cloaked in the...

Twitter feud flares up over Mew’s alleged harassment of male co-star

A long-standing allegation against popular actor Suppasit “Mew” Jongcheveevat was back in the spotlight Thursday, with netizens saying the 2018 incident ended up hurting the career of his fellow actor and alleged victim.The hashtag #MewSexualHarrassment was trending as fans...

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