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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.

Opinion: Goodbye The Nation Newspaper

After almost 48 long years, The Nation is ceasing its print edition today.
Inauguration of Democracy Monument on June 24, 1940. The ceremony was presided by Prime Minister Field Marshall Plaek Pibulsongkram. Photo: National Archive.

Opinion: Learning from Thailand’s Forgotten, Former National Day

An old story not recounted is eventually forgotten. The same might be said of tomorrow, June 24 – once Thailand’s National Day, today many...

Opinion: US Should Seek Cooperation With China, Not Unilateralism

The trade war serves no one’s interests, and the voice inside the US opposing its imposition of additional tariff is getting louder and louder.
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...
Photo: Ben Bartee

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.

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