As we celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Canada in 2021, now is a good time to take concrete measures to bring our countries closer.
Objects and symbols have meanings independent of what those behind may intend to communicate.
The revival of the use of the lese majeste law against a dozen protest leaders is unprecedented in at least three ways.
The most perplexing and severe charges made since monarchy-reform protests began in August is the charges of intending to harm the Queen.
It used to be that Thailand’s ‘gate keepers,’ be it the state or the mainstream mass media, were effective in filtering any negative news about the Thai monarchy.
Many Thais gave a free pass to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a former junta leader who first came to power in 2014, when he enacted the Emergency Decree in March with a stated purpose of combating the coronavirus outbreak at the time.
I’ve been working in Thailand as a Catholic priest since 2012. Many times, I have been bullied and subject to discrimination just because of my black skin.
My organization sees the world at its worst, which is why I want world leaders and governments to listen carefully: I am scared.
Mistreatment of Chinese people is being openly advocated under the guise of the coronavirus. We should all learn from history that exploiting public panic for racial discrimination is a dangerous path.
Why do some people feel so threatened by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg?