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A woman takes a coronavirus test at Bangkok Youth Center on Apr. 17, 2021.

Opinion: Try Not to Mix Politics With the Outbreak

The third COVID-19 outbreak is upon us. As the number of the newly infected rose above 1,000 mark for the four consecutive days on Saturday, it would do well for Thais to try not to mix COVID-19 with politics.
Jatuporn Prompan speaks at a "People's Unity for Thailand" rally at the Black May Memorial on Apr. 7, 2021.

Opinion: Why Jatuporn Reappearance May No Bode Well for Progressive Change?

The reappearance of an alliance by some former Red and Yellow shirts to push for the ouster of Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha got many people deciphering.
An injured Karen villager from Myanmar is transported across the border to a hospital on the Thai side in Mae Hong Son province on March 30, 2021.

Opinion: Let Us Not Lose Our Humanity on Myanmar Issue

When your next door neighbours are crying out for help, fleeing from their home for safety, what should you do? It seems the answer is...
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Opinion: Boycotting Sponsors of Right-Wing News Agency Not Long-Term Solution

Boycotting products to achieve a political goal has become fashionable in Thailand of late. But when the target is a news agency, no matter...
Pro-democracy protesters raise a three-finger salute during a rally at Sanam Luang on Sept. 20, 2020. Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe / AP

Opinion: Is the First Chapter of the Monarchy-Reform Struggle Ending?

When I wrote last Saturday on why the numbers of monarchy-reform demonstrators are dropping, some read with sadness. Do not despair. The year-old movement was...
Anti-government protesters at the Asok Intersection on March 11, 2021.

Opinion: Why Are Numbers of Monarchy-Reform Demonstrators Dropping?

It’s an undeniable fact that recently, the number of monarchy-reform, anti-government demonstrators have dropped significantly compared with last year. Since the protesters returned to the...

Opinion: Diminishing Trust and Increasing Political Violence

When the parliament-appointed National Reconciliation Committee on Monday invited me to offer my views about the political protests, I highlighted the need for trust and non-violence.

Editorial: Thailand Has a Moral Duty to Stop the Killings in Myanmar

Thai government can – and should – exert its diplomatic influence to end the bloodshed in their neighboring country. 

Do You Hear the People Sing? A Guide to Myanmar Protest Music

I never expected to be singing these songs again, this time together with my son’s generation. Until the coup, I had thought that this generation was only interested in three things: eating, sleeping and play computer games. They have been proving me wrong.

Opinion: Thai Gov’t’s Risky Gamble on Myanmar Junta

The Thai government on Wednesday controversially became the first administration to welcome the Burmese junta’s foreign minister abroad in Bangkok on Wednesday. The not-so-stealth visits became apparent despite hours of Thai Foreign Ministry bureaucrats refusing to confirm the news.

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