Regardless of who is responsible for the Siam Paragon bombings, the incident should not be used as an excuse by the Thai junta to maintain martial law and its broad restriction on human rights.
Instead of throwing a juvenile temper tantrum, the Thai military should comply with the United States government's calls for lifting martial law and returning to democratic rule immediately.
The future of freedom of expression in Thailand is bleak.
[Khaosod English Editorial Team]
We should not forget the political fumbling of the Pheu Thai party that ultimately led to the suspension of democracy in Thailand today.
Due to Thai police's unprofessionalism and history of forced confessions, an impartial review of the Koh Tao murder case is needed to ensure justice.
From the Editors
The junta's 2014 Interim Constitution is robbing Thai people of their political voices.
Punishing convicted rapists with the death penalty will not address the root causes of the problem.
Repression is not a recipe for reconciliation.