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Democratic Governance: Striving for Thailand’s New Normal

Ed. Note: On Wednesday evening, former Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun revisited a vision he laid out in a speech eight years ago about Thailand....

How to Live Under Military Rule? Yue Paen Do it!

Arriving to interview TV host Nattakorn Devakula earlier this week about the suspension of his Voice TV news discussion show, I was ushered into a waiting room where another TV host was preparing for his program.
South African Anglican Priest Michael Lapsley.

Detoxifying Our Political Past

It was a rare sight seeing Yellowshirt activist Veera Somkwamkid in lockstep with Redshirt leader Sombat Boonngam-anong arriving to be arraigned on charges including sedition for a recent anti-junta protest.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in 2017 during a campaign visit to Norwich, England. Photo: Stefan Rousseau / Associated Press

Opinion: 3 Days, 3 Key Votes – And No End in Sight for Brexit

On Wednesday, the British Parliament overwhelmingly rejected – for a second time – a Brexit plan worked out by Prime Minister Theresa May.

I Want To Lead By Setting An Example: Transport Minister

By Warawita Yaemsuda  (19 September) For decades, millions of Thais have endured the abysmal state of underdeveloped public transportation - buses, boats, and trains -...

Editorial 11 July 2013: Obstucting the 2-Trillion Baht

Discussion and debates concerning the 2-trillion baht loan decree continues, with Mr. Kanit Na Nakorn, the chairman of the Law Reform Commission, suggesting that...

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.

Khaosod English's Note On Translation Of Anti-Govt Leadership Title "PCAD"

The editorial team of Khaosod English has recently received a number of questions about its translation of the name of the the anti-government protest group.

From Alien Workers to Workers from Neighboring Countries

It was chaos, confusion and pain for millions of migrant workers from neighboring countries, chiefly Myanmar, after much harsher penalties under the new Decree on Managing the Work of Aliens – passed by the junta-appointed rubber-stamp parliament – came to effect on June 23 with fines ranging 400,000 to 800,000 bahts.

The Case For Illogical Logic and The Absurd in Juntaland

BANGKOK — Red bowls, balloons, leaflets attack the charter underwritten by the military. Toys with messages call for freedom and democracy, while people stand still in public, read George Orwell’s 1984, or even eat sandwiches.

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