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A young Rohingya Muslim boy from Myanmar carries a child on his back on and walks through rice fields after crossing over to the Bangladesh side of the border in 2017 near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area in Bangladesh. Photo: Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

40 Years After Genocide Came Knocking, Hate is the New Apathy for Some Thais

Although I was too young to be held or feel responsible, I often wonder what Thais, as neighbors to Cambodia, did or did not...

Junta’s ‘Polite’ Repression

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer
An undated photo of jailed activist Jatupat “Pai” Boonpattararaksa seen in prison while awaiting trial on a charge of royal defamation for sharing a BBC Thai article on Facebook. Photo: Sa-nguan Khumrungroj / Courtesy

Pai Jatupat and His Reputation

By pleading guilty and accepting a reduced sentence of two years and six months in prison for lese majeste, doubts have been raised about the reputation of anti-junta activist Jatupat Boonpattaraksa, or Pai Dao Din.

The Artistic Side of Thai Political Crisis

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

Editorial: The Folly of the Amnesty Bill, One Year Later

We should not forget the political fumbling of the Pheu Thai party that ultimately led to the suspension of democracy in Thailand today.

Unable to Confront Present or Examine Past Means What Future for Thailand?

It was painful watching famed social critic struggle Sulak Sivaraksa walk haltingly with his cane. More painful was seeing the 84-year-old man, wracked by...

How ‘Are you Thai?’ Accuses and Deflects, Dangerously

If asked by a Thai who knows you are Thai whether you are actually Thai due to your political differences, expect something less than decent.

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.
Justice minister Prajin Jantong visits the lethal injection chamber at Bang Kwang Prison on Dec. 30.

Death Penalty is Ugly Vengeance, Not Justice

The sudden execution of a death row convict on Monday after a nine-year hiatus has ignited a storm of debate over capital punishment.

Editorial: Preah Vihear and Maturity

(13 November) The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on the ownership of the territory around Preah Vihear Temple has turned out to be what many sides have expected: that the ICJ would rule the case with the intention to promote peace between Thailand and Cambodia in mind.



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