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Protest leader Arnon Nampa and others read out the People Party's Declaration proclaiming the end of absolute monarchy during a rally marking the 89th anniversary of the 1932 coup at the Democracy Monument on June 24, 2021.

Opinion: June 24, The Memories and The Path Forward

Trying to keep political history alive is no easy task, particularly when the state is bent on making people forget.

Junta’s ‘Social Contr­act,’ The Empty Offer We Can’t Refuse

What should we make o­f the junta-sponsored­ forums held this past w­eek across Th­ailand to introduce a­nd solicit feedback ­on its 10-p­oint draft “social...

Opinion: Lies Cannot Save American People’s Lives

A few days ago, Mr. Michael George DeSombre, the US Ambassador to Thailand, wrote to Bangkok Post, deliberately using the novel coronavirus epidemic to smear and attack China.

Thais, Passports and Struggles at Immigration

Imagine the scene. An overweight and intimidating-looking LAX officer painfully scrutinizes the papers handed over by the tiny Asian lady. Glancing up, he matches the face to the passport. Looking down, he checks his screen’s blacklist.

Tackling Corruption Without Transparency

One of the more disturbing news items last month was the withdrawal of Transparency Thailand from Transparency International.

Building a Resilient and Inclusive Global Health System Together—Taiwan Can Help

Dr. Shih-chung Chen Minister of Health and Welfare Republic of China (Taiwan) The threat that emerging infectious diseases poses to global health and the economy, trade, and...
Veeraphan Tamklang's funeral at his home in Buriram province on June 8, 2021.

Opinion: From Hazing to Autocratic Culture

Another life was needlessly and prematurely lost recently as a result of hazing at a technical college.

Opinion: Honest Learning From Strangers in the Next Table

One of the occasional perks of sitting alone at a cafe or bar next to a table of conversing people is you get to...

Opinion: When Bangkok Shopping Malls Turn Into Protest Space

Shopping malls in Bangkok are more than just a place to shop. To the many mall rats, it’s a place to escape the heat, meet friends, dine, date, drink, watch films and more.
Then-candidate Yingluck Shinawatra strikes a gong on May 27, 2011, in Maha Sarakham province to signal the start of her election campaign in the Isaan region.

Work for a Coup-Proof Thailand Starts After Election Day

Anti-junta protesters are focused on not just pushing for speedy elections as promised but also attempting to end the vicious cycle of coups.

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