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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.

Opinion: Kashmir Deserves the Rights to Decide Its Own Fate

For its eternal beauty and serenity, Kashmir has for ages been called a paradise. Unfortunately, this heaven on earth is now one of the world’s most oppressed and brutalized places.

Opinion: Planning to Leave The Matrix in 2022?

Another year, 2021, is drawing to a close. It’s time to take stock on how we led our life – at least for me. It's been a very difficult year for most of us due to COVID-19 and It's hard to find someone who doesn't know someone who lost a person due to the virus. But this article is not about that.

Thailand’s Aerobic Dictatorship

Dictatorship is about control. They control you through propaganda and fear. Dictatorship is most effective when it makes you obey without questioning its lack of legitimacy.

Opinion: Mekong Region Needs to Overcome Drought Together

Thailand and other countries in the Mekong Region have been suffering more and more severe droughts for the past five decades. Not only do they need a long-term plan to cope with the ongoing crisis, but also require regional cooperation as well. 

Down the ‘Single Gateway’ Rabbit Hole to Transparency Battles Unfought

Let's forget the few pros and many cons of the gateway project for a moment and review the trail of evidence that led to its public disclosure, a Pyrrhic victory for transparency if it prompts the government to better hide its tracks and find even darker corners to conduct the public's business.

Press Freedom Isn’t Free

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

Politician Prayuth, the Camouflaged Junta Leader

Should we be delighted or disturbed that junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s declared this week that he’s now a politician?
A man receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Khlong Toey community in Bangkok on May 9, 2021.

Opinion: Thailand’s Sinovac Dilemma

The government of Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha is facing double challenges in handling COVID-19. First, how to get enough vaccines in time before the situation is too critical, and second, how to convince enough people that Sinovac is a good and adequately safe vaccine.

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