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Apirat Kongsompong arrives at a news conference Wednesday at the army headquarters in Bangkok.

Opinion: Understanding the Rogue Thai Army

Thailand's rogue generals are like condominium guards who have gotten used to taking control of the building now and then.
Premchai Karnasuta, far left, sits in the campsite where he was found on Feb. 5 with the remains of a leopard, panther and other wildlife in the Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province.

Voranai: My Brother’s Keeper

Raise your hand if you have used, know someone who has or are familiar with the following negotiation tactic: “There’s nothing we can’t work...
Vorayuth 'Boss' Yoovidhya, who has evaded justice for years in the death of a Thonglor police officer, spotted in 2013 at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix in Silverstone, England, in a photo provided by XPB Images. Photo: XPB Images / Associated Press

Voranai: Do You Know Who My Daddy Is?

We have spent the past 80-plus years bouncing like a ping-pong ball between quasi-democracy and military dictatorship.

Who Will Cross Thailand’s Invisible DMZ?

Seeing the historic handshake between the leaders of South and North Korea, Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un last week, I couldn’t help but wonder...
A portion of an unsourced image purportedly showing former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in London recently has been circulating online.

Voranai: Let the Shinawatras Be

Calls are made for extradition. Demands are made to lock'em up. But does the military junta really want them back?

Thailand’s Draconian Cyberlaws Tipping Toward Totalitarian

Amendments to the criminal code removing judicial oversight of wiretapping combined with new laws on cybercrime, cyber security and even the digital economy all suggest the Good People running the country can no longer distinguish between internal security and external threats.

Voranai: Farangs, Mind Your Own Business!

A lot of people argue that the Thais are not ready or not equipped for democracy. There may be a grain of truth in this statement. However, I would retort that I learned how to swim by my father first throwing me into the pool.
Junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha shares a laugh with his deputy Prawit Wongsuwan in an undated file photo.

Voranai: When Power Corrupts Absolutely

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha wants to have the final word on the scandal over Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan’s alleged undeclared assets, including a collection of luxury watches worth millions of baht. In true military-dictatorship fashion, he tells the media to ...
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Opinion: When in Rome (Or Bangkok) – Dress the Part

Unaware of the stares, dismissive disregard and derogatory remarks, one wonders why welcoming arms suddenly don’t feel so open.
People celebrate Tuesday after divers evacuate some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Thailand Needs Another Miracle to Complete Cave Rescue

Thank you, all of you. You have shown how concern for fellow human beings transcends creed and race.

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