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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.

Opinion: TM30 Alienating Law-Abiding Aliens

BANGKOK — Imagine yourself an expat in a country dubbing itself as amazing but every time you travel from one province to another for longer than 24 hours you must report to police within 48 hours of arrival in the new place because you are an alien.

Opinion: The Double Denial of Sex Work in Thailand

Emboldened by new police protocols mandating more humane treatment of sex workers during arrests, activists on Thursday announced their next goal – decriminalizing sex work.

Opinion: Mekong Region Needs to Overcome Drought Together

Thailand and other countries in the Mekong Region have been suffering more and more severe droughts for the past five decades. Not only do they need a long-term plan to cope with the ongoing crisis, but also require regional cooperation as well. 

Opinion: The Illusion of Choice Under Thailand’s Fake Democracy

With a functioning opposition bloc in Parliament, it would be easy to say Thailand is transitioning back to semi-democracy. But there’s a case to...

Correction: Army Chief Did Not Blame Redshirts

On August 2, 2019, Khaosod English published an article which suggested Army Chief Gen. Apirat Kongsompong blamed the Redshirts for a series of bomb...
PM Prayuth Chan-ocha responds to Sereepisut's criticism in Parliament on July 25, 2019.

Prayuth’s Meltdown and the Semi-Democratic Transition

Parliament’s two-day debate on the new government’s core policies was a test of ex-dictator Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s commitment to a semi-democratic transition. But Prayuth...
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha takes a group photo July 16, 2019 with the newly sworn-in cabinet at Government House

Opinion: Junta Dissolved, but Its Legacies Live on

After five long years, the junta is officially dissolved as of Tuesday. But it has left a damning inheritance. The military government, formally known as...

Opinion: A Sartorial Challenge to Bangkok

There are different ways to look at the ongoing debate over whether MPs, particularly women, should be allowed to wear traditional local dress to Parliament.

Opinion: Thailand’s Slippery Road of Political Hatred

Just as worrying as the recent and second attack on anti-junta activist Sirawith "Ja New" Seritiwat is the gratification that has been expressed by some junta supporters.

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