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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 tear 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.
Photo: Paul Sullivan / Flickr

The Reality and Denial of Sex Work in Thailand

What should we care more about: Reality or the denial of reality?

300 Million Tons a Year: Can the Plastic Crisis Be Solved?

A 2015 study identified China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam and Thailand as the top six sources of marine plastic, responsible for around 60% of plastic pollution at sea.

The Corruption and Excesses of Thai Buddhism

The latest temple fund embezzlement probes which have seen four senior monks arrested and one taking flight highlights anew the problem with Thai Buddhism.

Pro-Election Protesters Arrested. But Were They Defeated?

The pro-election anti-junta protest marking the fourth anniversary of the coup appears doomed from the beginning.

Questions For the Coup Enablers

Tuesday will begin a fifth year under military rule for Thailand. There are many aspects to contemplate, but one worth reflecting deeply and honestly upon are the people who opposed Yingluck Shinawatra and Thaksin Shinawatra.

Thai Law: Landlord Not Playing By New Rules? Here’s What to Do.

Two weeks after new consumer protections came into effect, few landlords are abiding by them. Should you roll over and give up? No, you should not.

The Military Junta as a Political Party

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha denied his visit to Buriram province this week was a political move to woo voters and lure local politicians for the promised general elections where he is expected to make a bid to return as prime minister.
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Opinion: When in Rome (Or Bangkok) – Dress the Part

Unaware of the stares, dismissive disregard and derogatory remarks, one wonders why welcoming arms suddenly don’t feel so open.

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