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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Opinion: Let’s Not Succumb to Political Hysteria

Witch hunt, paranoia and hysteria is gripping Juntaland. This time, the witches – or demons – are the Future Forward Party duo comprised of leader...

Editorial: Blackshirts No Excuse for Crackdown Deaths

Nearly five years later, myths about who is responsible for the more than 90 people killed in the 2010 crackdown refuse to die.

Thai Press Must Try to Speak Truth to Military Power

The press cannot be truly accountable to the public if it does not try to analyze and question the current militarization of Thai society because a militarized society is antithetical to a democratic and pluralistic society.

Yingluck’s Gone But the Masks Follow

Once you put on a mask, like those of classical Thai khon dramas, they can become difficult to remove. You then may end up having...

Nothing to Celebrate on Constitution Day

An average car is more durable. A typical refrigerator is going to get more use.
Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, head of the Democrat Party speaks to reporters Feb. 17, 2016, at the Appeals Court in Bangkok.

Opinion: ‘Third-Choice’ Abhisit Haunted by His Past

Declaring he won’t support junta leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister after the election was probably Abhisit Vejjajiva’s final major political gambit.

Be Fair Even to the Unfair and Accept Referendum Outcome* (*If It’s Clean)

BANGKOK — One of the biggest dilemmas facing those opposed to the coup makers is to whether participate in tomorrow’s referendum on the controversial junta-sponsored charter.

How to Live Under Military Rule? Yue Paen Do it!

Arriving to interview TV host Nattakorn Devakula earlier this week about the suspension of his Voice TV news discussion show, I was ushered into a waiting room where another TV host was preparing for his program.

Opinion: Thai Army’s Foolhardy War on History of Democracy

In what is tantamount to a declaration of war on history, the army earlier this week offered an alternative narrative of what happened on June 24 , 1932, the day a revolt ended absolute monarchy 88 years ago.
In this undated image, two women approach a passerby in Bangkok's Soi Cowboy. Image: Bangkok 112 / YouTube

Legalizing Thailand’s Sex Industry Unfathomable

Last month’s recommendations by a UN body promoting gender equality to Thailand to stop prosecutions of female sex workers and violent raids of entertainment venues have got me thinking further about the issue.





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