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Monday, December 18, 2017

Nothing to Celebrate on Constitution Day

An average car is more durable. A typical refrigerator is going to get more use.
Clockwise from top left, Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thaksin Shinawatra, Yingluck Shinawatra and Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Cheat, Murderer, Idiot and Thug

All political leaders have lovers who support them come what may and haters who deride them no matter what they do. Here we shall focus on what the haters say. Why? Because it’s more fun that way.

Give it a Rest, Toon!

Rocker-turned-philanthropic fund raiser Toon Bodyslam will finally arrive in Bangkok on foot tomorrow, Sunday, after a month of running.
Photo: Kecko / Flickr

Mergers: Powerful Tools to Consolidate Family Business

To strengthen their balance sheets and look good to prospective investors, family-owned businesses with plans to IPO on the Stock Exchange of Thailand tend...
A woman personifying the Goddess of Liberty leads the people forward holding the revolutionary flag that became today's French flag in 'Liberty Leading the People.' Eugène Delacroix, 1830.

Voranai: Democracy’s Destructive Path to Victory

There’s a conventional path to indoctrinate a society with a new political ideology. Whether that ideology is fascism, communism or any other -ism. Democracy is no different. The path is through death and destruction.

In Thai Military, It’s Obedience or Death

A story ripped from the pages of a horror novel turned out to be true in Juntaland.

Voranai: Tears of the Junta

Anyone who has ever lived through times of violence and civil strife should appreciate the benefits of having peace in the streets. But at what price?

Voranai: How Thailand Lost Its Democracy

People’s power is a wonderful and dangerous thing. In 2010, the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, or UDD, marched against the Democrat Party-led coalition government.

Voranai: How the Media Fail the People

What do the leaders behind Thailand’s political factions have in common? They all are wealthy and powerful, and have news media outlets peddling hate...
Taxi driver Nuamthong Praiwan in a painting by an unknown artist.

Near-Forgotten Struggles Against Dictatorship and Repression

A dozen people quietly marked the suicide of anti-coup cabby Nuamthong Praiwan on Tuesday night in Bangkok, a day that for many was either...

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