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Protesters march on the streets against an extradition bill in Hong Kong on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Photo:Vincent Yu / AP

Opinion: Protests in Hong Kong, Empty Streets in Bangkok

As an estimated 1 million protesters in Hong Kong took to the streets this week to prevent China from compromising their judicial system, I...

Opinion: Hope, Confusion, and Betrayal in Juntaland

Hope, confusion and betrayal. These feelings engulfed me as I watched the parliamentary debate unfold on Wednesday.

Editorial: Prayuth’s PM Victory is a Sham

Last night’s vote, which secured junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha another term in office, proved the process was rigged from the start.

Opinion: Memories of Prem Reflect a Divided Nation

Former chief royal advisor Gen. Prem Tinsulanonda passed away on May 26 at the ripe old age of 98. But which Prem do you...
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Bangkok’s Class Divisions: An Outsider’s Opinion

Some landscapes paint a more graphic depiction of poverty than others. Such is the case in Bangkok.

Opinion: 5 Years Lost to Junta, But Fight Far From Over

Please allow me to whine. After all, today marks five years since the junta seized the sovereign power of the Thai people. Time flies. Junta...

Opinion: The Short-sighted Hunt for Anti-Monarchists

The lese majeste law may be draconian – but it’s still better than enforced disappearance or extrajudicial killings.

Opinion: How the Junta Rigged, Tweaked and Stole the Election

The Election Commission has finally announced the 2019 election’s official results, more than a month after voting day. Now, we should ask whether the election was free and fair.

Opinion: When is Endgame in the Fight for Thai Democracy?

Emboldened by Marvel’s latest superhero movie “Avengers: Endgame”, some Thais are calling for the democracy struggle in Thailand to also reach its climax.
A file photo from the 2017 National Book Week in Bangkok.

Opinion: Why Don’t Thais Read?

By Tayo Tunyathon Koonprasert At 13, having just moved back to Bangkok after seven years in the United States, I asked my mom to take me...

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