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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Bangkok Street Food Ban a Banal Assault on Way of Life

The irony of the debate on banning Bangkok’s street food was that it took foreigners – mostly Western media – to point out how unique and vibrant street food here was before the military regime backpedaled a tad.

Editorial: Junta’s Charter Paints Grim Future for Thai Democracy

The junta's 2014 Interim Constitution is robbing Thai people of their political voices.

Voranai: Leave Them Out of It

The most dangerous individuals are those who can rally people to wondrous achievement or horrible atrocity. The most extreme and easy example is Adolf Hitler. Maybe if he hadn’t gone “Hmm… how about them Jews?” or said, “You know, that Poland over there…,” then he might have gone down as a great leader rather than mass murderer.

Junta’s ‘Polite’ Repression

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

Suthep's Goals, And Thailand's Future, Remain Obscure

(9 December) Weeks into their campaign to unseat the government, the aims and demands of the anti-government protesters remain unclear.

The Koh Tao Verdict and Myanmar Migrant Worker Misery

YANGON —The death sentences handed down to two Myanmar migrant workers by a Thai court on Christmas Eve ignited widespread condemnation in Myanmar.

Media’s Self-Inflicted Punishment is the New Censorship

Public and foreign diplomats are routinely told by the military regime that Thai media enjoys freedom to criticize. That’s only half true at best. The reality is that, two years after the 2014 coup, the selective pressures being applied on some media critical of the junta have just become more subtle and sophisticated, thus rather invisible.

Breaking the Hegemony of Oct 6, 1976 History

History is not to be memorized but to be debated, explained and interpreted through various lenses. When monopolized, history has deprived society of having different ways to look at things. The history of the Oct. 6, 1976 massacre is no exception.

Why We Should Worry About WikiLeaks’ Latest and Thailand’s ‘Smart Cities’

But they are built, society must consider if it wants to live in a hyperconnected and digitally vulnerable future.

Rethinking the Passage of Time

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

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