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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.
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.
PM Prayut Chan-o-cha speaks in a televised address on June 16, 2021.

Opinion: Reopening Thailand in 120 Days Needs a Good Plan, Not Just a Risky...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is taking a bold and risky step on Wednesday by announcing a goal to reopen the whole of Thailand to foreign tourists within 120 days, or by mid October. This is a big gamble and the target requires good planning and execution.
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.
PM Prayut Chan-o-cha raises his thumb to a man who is receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at Central Plaza Ladprao mall on May 12, 2021.

Opinion: Losing Faith in Thai Govt’s Timely Inoculation Abilities

When people lose trust in the state’s abilities to ensure citizen’s safety and good health, they go their own way to seek alternatives. The failed handling of the third wave of COVID-19 outbreak and the limited, delayed inoculation program have sprung alternative solutions.
A screenshot of Mint's video shows her getting vaccinated at a CVS Pharmacy in New York City. Image: I Roam Alone / YouTube

Opinion: The Good Thing About COVID-19: The Case of #IRoamAlone

A popular travel YouTuber got herself in hot water this week after she uploaded a clip showing herself traveling business-class to New York, got herself vaccinated with Pfizer’s, and said there is one good thing about COVID-19.

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...
Amanda Obdam during Miss Universe 2020 pageant in Hollywood, Florida on May 16, 2021. Photo: Miss Universe

Opinion: Amanda Obdam and Hegemonic Thai Identity

Thailand’s Amanda Chalisa Obdam may not have won Miss Universe 2020 Crown last week, but the debate about her Thai identity was ignited anew.
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.
Photo: Alexandr Podvalny / Pexels

Opinion: A Case Against Emigrating en Masse From Thailand

A week-old Facebook group encouraging Thais to emigrate has become one of the biggest talks of the town this week.



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