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The Festering of Political Hatred in Juntaland

The sentencing of an anti-junta electrician who planted a pipe bomb at an army-run hospital was proof of how explosive our political hatred has become.

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....

Note on Khaosod English’s Partnership With Xinhua

Our recent news-sharing agreement with China’s Xinhua News Agency has attracted some questions from readers. We’d like to use this opportunity to clarify the issue.

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.

From the Editor: 10 Ways Thai Media Can Fail Less

Thai media can remain relevant and viable in the formats of the future by rediscovering the purpose of its past.

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.

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...
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,...

What’s With Men and Their Watches?

Decades of fashion have produced little else for a man to project his style, riches or taste in such personal terms as the watch.
The political moments of 2017 satirized in a year-end card by now defunct satire page Kai Maew. Image: Kai Maew / Facebook

Voranai: May the Force Be With You

The Yubamrung is a famous and powerful political family. The patriarch is Chalerm Yubamrung, a former police captain with a doctor’s degree in law. He’s also one of many politicians who had been accused of having “unusual wealth.” But nothing was ever proven.

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