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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Yingluck Verdict Deepens Political Divide

Wednesday marked the formal end to Yingluck Shinawatra’s political career when the Supreme Court found her guilty of dereliction of duty, namely over the...

40 Years After Genocide Came Knocking, Hate is the New Apathy for Some Thais

Although I was too young to be held or feel responsible, I often wonder what Thais, as neighbors to Cambodia, did or did not...

Ship Shape: Frenchman Refits Rice Barge Into Floating Stage

On a hot Monday afternoon inside a giant warehouse in the northern outskirts of Bangkok, workers were hammering metal beams onto the top deck of what looked like a steampunk Noah's Arc.

On the No-Coup Coup and Dictatorship-Democracy

Can you eat a cake and keep it as well? Can Thai army generals stage a coup and deny it was a coup? Can...

Indonesian Military Reform Shows Thailand Not Without Hope

That Thailand currently has lost it credibility to talk about democracy three years after the coup was evident in its conspicuous omission at a...

Tech Out: Getting Great Workout Data (And a Spiffy-Looking Watch)

I sweat – a lot. Not just slightly above average. When I run, my shoes sometimes get flooded. I sweat so much that I...

Thai Law: Secrets to Surviving the New Inheritance Tax

There are enormous tax breaks provided by the government. The problem is most people are completely unaware of them. Take the new inheritance tax...

Yingluck’s Gone But the Masks Follow

Once you put on a mask, like those of classical Thai khon dramas, they can become difficult to remove. You then may end up having...

Pai Jatupat and His Reputation

By pleading guilty and accepting a reduced sentence of two years and six months in prison for lese majeste, doubts have been raised about the reputation of anti-junta activist Jatupat Boonpattaraksa, or Pai Dao Din.

Why Sedition Charges Won’t Silence Me

It never occurred to me that what I write could be seditious.

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