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Opinion: Why This New Trade Pact Can Help Thailand’s Recovery From COVID

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.

Opinion: The Great Wall of Thailand, a Republic, a Tattoo and More

Objects and symbols have meanings independent of what those behind may intend to communicate.

Opinion: The Tipping Point of the Lese Majeste Law

The revival of the use of the lese majeste law against a dozen protest leaders is unprecedented in at least three ways.

Opinion: Here’s My Own Piece of the Royal Motorcade Puzzle

The most perplexing and severe charges made since monarchy-reform protests began in August is the charges of intending to harm the Queen.

Opinion: Mainstream Thai Press Must Adapt, or Fade Into Irrelevance

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.

Editorial: Prayut Has Lost All Legitimacy. He Must Go.

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.

My Experience With Prejudice as an African Priest in Thailand

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.

Opinion: War Victims Are Next on COVID-19’s Path of Destruction

My organization sees the world at its worst, which is why I want world leaders and governments to listen carefully: I am scared.

Editorial: Coronavirus is No Excuse for Xenophobia

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.

Opinion: Why Hasn’t the Greta Thunberg Effect Hit Thailand?

Why do some people feel so threatened by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg?



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