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Ukrainian Charges d’Affaires Oleksandr Lysak speaks at a press conference at the Pullman G Hotel in Bangkok on Apr. 28, 2022.

Ukrainian Envoy Urges Thai Gov’t To Waive Visa Extension Fees for Stranded Ukrainians

BANGKOK — Ukraine’s top diplomat to Thailand on Thursday said the Thai government has yet to finalize the decision to exempt visa extension fees for Ukraine nationals marooned in Thailand due to the ongoing war in their homeland.
A file photo of an aircraft operated by Thai VietJet.

Thai VietJet’s April Fool’s Tweet Outrage Ultra-Royalists

BANGKOK — The management of a low-cost carrier apologized on Saturday after an April Fool’s Day post announcing a fake new route between the northern city of Nan and Munich drew widespread criticism on social media.
Anon Chawalawan at his exhibition of objects related to Thai political conflicts at Kinjai Contemporary.

100 Objects of Political Campaigns On Exhibit Till Sunday

BANGKOK — Anon Chawalawan was rather pleased with the fact that about 500 people visited the exhibition of political objects he collected after nearly a month on show. Looking at the objects, he was reminded that Thailand remains in a loop of political violence, however.
Ambassador of the European Union to Thailand David Daly.

EU Envoy Speaks Out About Ukraine and Public Diplomacy

BANGKOK — The European Union envoy to Thailand David Daly answer five questions submitted by Pravit Rojanaphruk on the EU proactive activities in convincing Thailand to oppose the Russian aggression in Ukraine.
Photo: Wat Wanlayangkoon / Facebook

Activist, Writer, Wat Wanlayangkoon Dies After 7 Years in Exile

BANGKOK — An exiled political activist and award-winning writer who advocated his life for democracy died in France on Monday. He was 67.
Ukrainian Charges d’Affaires Oleksandr Lysak at a press conference at the Conrad Hotel in Bangkok on Mar. 18, 2022.

Ukrainian Envoy Rebuts Russia, Thai Gov’t Asks Not To Use Thai Flag At Presser

BANGKOK — Ukraine’s top diplomat to Thailand on Friday insisted that Russia’s war on his homeland was no “special military operation” as claimed by his Russian counterpart and pleaded for more help from Thailand.
Russian ambassador to Thailand Evgeny Tomikhin holds a paper which says "USA Bombing List" during a press conference at the Russian Embassy in Bangkok on Mar. 15, 2022.

Russian Ambassador Defends Invasion of Ukraine, Appreciates Thailand’s Neutral Stance

BANGKOK — The Russian ambassador to Thailand Evgeny Tomikhin on Tuesday invited a selected group of Thai media to listen to Russia’s rhetoric justifying its invasion of Ukraine.
Thai royalists protesters hold a sign against Amnesty International Thailand during the protest in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Photo: Panumas Sanguanwong / AP

Amnesty International Says It Won’t Leave Thailand Amid Calls for Expulsion

BANGKOK — Amnesty International on Wednesday issued a statement saying they will continue to operate in Thailand despite calls to shut down the country’s branch for alleged threat to national security.
Exterior of Thammasat Secondary School.

Thammasat’s High School Denies Teaching Distorted History

BANGKOK — The demonstration school of Thammasat University on Sunday refuted allegations that it has distorted the teaching of Thai history and the monarchy.
Pheu Thai MP candidate for Chatuchak-Lak Si constituency Surachart Thienthong celebrates his by-election victory at Pheu Thai Party headquarters on Jan. 30, 2022.

Analysis: Bangkok By-election Results Signal a Wind of Political Change

The ‘spectacular’ loss suffered by the ruling Palang Pracharath Party MP candidate Saralrasami Jenjaka in a Bangkok by-election on Sunday will leave many pondering what went wrong and its repercussions for days to come.

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