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Opinion: The Real Message in Army Chief’s Tirade

Was it a pep talk, a military psy-op, a lecture, or a paranoid rant on an epic scale that we witnessed from army chief Gen. Apirat Kongsompong last Friday?

Opinion: Is Khanakorn a Selfless Judge, or a Fraud?

A single bullet fired by a judge in what looks like an attempted suicide has raise many unsettling questions.

Opinion: Social Media as Thailand’s Public Sphere of Last Resort

A recent controversy reminds us that in Thailand, certain topics cannot be publicly deliberate without severe risks.

Opinion: China’s Belt and Road Paves Over Rules and Rights

The parallels between China’s current $1.1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the United States’ post-World War II foreign assistance are inexact but striking.

Opinion: Why Hasn’t the Greta Thunberg Effect Hit Thailand?

Why do some people feel so threatened by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg?

Opinion: A Growing Paranoia in Buddhist Thailand

Despite statistics suggesting that over 93 per cent of Thais are Buddhist, some are feeling threatened and even convinced by a conspiracy.
Left: Activists, including Angkhana Neelapaijit, mark the 11th anniversary of the abduction of human rights lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit in 2015 in Bangkok. Right: Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen poses with his wife and child. Photo: Courtesy of his family

Opinion: Thailand’s Burnt Drum Killings, Then and Now

Not being well-versed in murder techniques, I asked one question twice to the chief of the Department of Special Investigation on Tuesday during the...

Opinion: In Thailand, It’s Guilty Until Proven Innocent – After Death

Any justice-loving society would be outraged if a citizen was found unconscious while in military custody, before dying in hospital. But not in Thailand apparently, and particularly if that citizen is suspected of being a Malay-Muslim separatist insurgent.

Opinion: Why Do Some Thais Support China Over Hong Kong Protests?

Among Thais who have accused Hong Kong protesters of harboring hatred toward their own nation is senior Democrat Party member Warong Dechvigrom.

Note on Khaosod English’s Partnership With Xinhua

Our recent news-sharing agreement with China’s Xinhua News Agency has attracted some questions from readers. We’d like to use this opportunity to clarify the issue.

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