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Editorial: Elections First

Repression is not a recipe for reconciliation.

Opinion: Hope, Confusion, and Betrayal in Juntaland

Hope, confusion and betrayal. These feelings engulfed me as I watched the parliamentary debate unfold on Wednesday.

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...

10 Things You Might Not Want to Know About the Next Constitution

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

Ship Shape: Frenchman Refits Rice Barge Into Floating Stage

On a hot Monday afternoon inside a giant warehouse in the northern outskirts of Bangkok, workers were hammering metal beams onto the top deck of what looked like a steampunk Noah's Arc.
A file photo of a Senate parliamentary session.

Opinion: Hopes Shattered, Thai Senators Have Signed Their Death Warrants

In one of the most stunning, and disgusting episodes of Thai politics, Senators voted to reject all constitutional amendments from the opposition parties intended to undo the damage from the 2017 military-drafted constitution while the Governing Coalition hastily scrambled their amendments to reintroduce the voting system from the 1997 Thai Constitution.
Soldiers stand guard in front of Mountain B pub in the Sattahip district of Chonburi province on Aug. 5, 2022.

Opinion: Mountain B Pub Fire: Why Safety Culture Is Abysmally Low in Thailand

The man-made Mountain B pub fire tragedy which led to at least 15 deaths and dozens of injuries was basically preventable. Police confirmed hours after the fire that one exit door was locked, the operator had no license to operate a pub, the place used inflammable acoustic foam panels and more.

Thai Law: On Property Rights and Saving Your Marriage Before it Begins

Understanding how prenuptial agreements can be used to give both spouses granular control of how they want things shared is ...

Opinion: Thais Should Fear the Danger of Pandemic’s New Normal

The end of the coronavirus pandemic is nowhere in sight, yet the New Normal of lives and politics in Thailand is already here.

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