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Gimme a Break: Taxpayers Face Tough Choice Between Inheritance or Profits

The number of new companies has increased by 20 percent over the same period last year, according to the Commerce Ministry, a fact it...

Can We Properly Learn from Our Ugly Past?

In Berlin, one can accidentally walk past the Holocaust memorial near the Brandenburg Gate or parts of the remaining Berlin Wall. At leafy Tier Garten, one notices a memorial for killed Roma people. Just in front of Humboldt University’s Law Faculty, one can stare through a glass square into a white room full of empty bookshelves, as a reminder of the banned books burnt during the Third Reich.
Thai Raksa Chart Party leader Preechapol Pongpanich talks to reporters Friday morning outside the Election Commission in Bangkok.

Opinion: Friday’s Political Drama Reignited Political Divisions

Between the time Ubolratana Mahidol’s candidacy was announced and effectively ended less than 14 hours later, all of Thailand was turned upside down. Tribal allegiances,...

Junta Nanny State Trades Freedom For Unthinking Population

Police monitoring soc­ial media for booze p­ictures is just anot­her step toward Thailand becoming a military nanny state.

Can China Beat Deflation ?

By Yu Yongding

Voranai: The Dust Under Their Feet

There’s a formulaic path into Thai politics, as any political insider would tell you. Many skills and talents may be required, but the most important thing for a seat in parliament is money.

Thailand’s China Syndrome

It is impossible to overlook the growing influence of China in Thailand. Durian prices have surged in recent years due to soaring Chinese demand. Chinese...
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Our Inadequate Way of Dealing With Bangkok’s Air Pollution

Lacking a better response to the growing air pollution, some Bangkokians have resorted to dealing with the issue individually.

Opinion: Named and Shamed, Thailand Locked in Deep Denial

Juntaland earned another ignoble distinction last week when the United Nations named Thailand among 38 “shameful” nations that carry out reprisals or intimidate ...

Gen. Prayuth: Respect is Earned, Not Coerced (Opinion)

Junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha is climbing his way up Maslow’s pyramid, or so it seems. Four years after illegitimately seizing power and attaining...

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