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Gen. Prayuth: Respect is Earned, Not Coerced (Opinion)

Junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha is climbing his way up Maslow’s pyramid, or so it seems. Four years after illegitimately seizing power and attaining...
US Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies, left, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai speak to reporters in a 2016 news conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo: Matichon

A Farewell to Western Envoys in Bangkok

At a recent farewell reception for Peter Prugel, the German ambassador to Thailand, a prominent international human rights activist who was in town from...
Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha with members of his cabinet July 24 in Ubon Ratchathani province.

We’re All to Blame When Freedom Slips Away

We can't just blame Prayuth and the junta for declining freedom of expression. As long as the press and public don’t value their freedom, it's difficult to keep it.

The Efficacy of Demanding Justice by Committing Suicide

What measure of disappointment and desperation would make a man jump to his death in a bid to call for justice? That’s what happened Monday...
Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha (front) in an undated photo.

Time to Leave the Military Dictatorship Cave?

The much-reported Luang cave rescue saga in Chiang Rai has proven too tempting not to try a political analogy, comparing Thailand under military junta...
People celebrate Tuesday after divers evacuate some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Thailand Needs Another Miracle to Complete Cave Rescue

Thank you, all of you. You have shown how concern for fellow human beings transcends creed and race.

Bringing the Luang Cave Rescue Op Down to Earth

The search for the 13 missing inside the flooded Luang Nang Non cave complex in Chiang Rai has united Thais in a common desire to see them safely returned home.

Retaining the Past for a Democratic Future

June 24, once Thailand’s National Day, passed with even less notice once again this past Sunday. It was difficult to find traces of the importance...
Justice minister Prajin Jantong visits the lethal injection chamber at Bang Kwang Prison on Dec. 30.

Death Penalty is Ugly Vengeance, Not Justice

The sudden execution of a death row convict on Monday after a nine-year hiatus has ignited a storm of debate over capital punishment.
Suthep Thaugsuban sheds tears June 3 at a Power of Thai People’s Nation Party assembly.

Wingnuts From the Right? Lefty Loonies? All Welcome in the Game of Votes

Say what you will about the ultra-conservative, ultra-royalist and ultra-nationalist Action Coalition for Thailand, but it’s a sign that something is on the right track.

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