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Deputy Thai PM rattled by students’ Wai Khru anti-junta protests

"It takes a child to see the junta has no clothes" - Opinion by The Nation At a north-east school, and…

11 hours ago

Wai Khru – setting a bad example for the future. Thailand’s demand for respect from its young

Hazing (US English), initiation ceremonies (British English), bastardisation (Australian English), ragging (South Asia), or deposition, refers to the practice of rituals,…

5 days ago

Thailand: Paradise Lost? Part 1.

by guest blogger Kent Bowie Thailand has seen rampant tourist development and expansion over the past 25+ years, but at…

1 week ago

We cast our eyes into Thailand’s political crystal ball

The new Thai government, still being legoed together after more than two months since the election, is fragile at best,…

1 week ago

Thai businesses locked out of potential $237.2 million medical cannabis market

by Daragh Anglim Thailand is emerging as a frontrunner in the nascent Asian cannabis market. With 175 clinicians now qualified…

4 weeks ago

OPINION: The Phoenix shouldn’t be auctioned off today

The Phoenix is going up for auction today. The auction is being held by Thailand's AMLO (Anti Money Laundering Office)…

4 weeks ago

OPINION: A sad, but inevitable, farewell to The Nation daily

Sad news yesterday when The Nation announced it was going to stop the daily publishing of its newspaper. After 48…

1 month ago

Why the Chinese are infinitely more important than Western tourists to Thailand

OPINION by Dan Cheeseman - Dan About Thailand We need to wake up and smell the roses, us Westerners are…

2 months ago

“Racial profiling and xenophobic” – a rant against Dual Pricing

"Yet another example of Thailand's racial profiling and xenophobia towards foreigners." A post by 'Despondant Foreigner' on ThaiVisa has again…

2 months ago

Fox News fake news, Phuket gets a bullet

by Bill Barnett, C9Hotelworks.com As Phuket moves slowly into low season, a story published in the international media by the…

2 months ago

Is Thanathorn the new Thaksin? Will the ‘establishment’ tolerate his new political vision?

Is Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit a popular fad or does he, and his party, have the staying power…

3 months ago

Election: The problems ahead, Tuesday

PHOTO: The political dance of horse-trading begins. Prayut Chan-o-cha in campaign mode And so we awake on the second day…

3 months ago

2,821 days

It's been 2,821 days between July 3, 2011 until today, March 24, 2019. July 3, 2011 was the last time Thais…

3 months ago

No sign of concrete policies for conflict in the far South

by Don Pathan Parties offer few if any answers for a 15 year old deadly insurgency that successive governments have…

3 months ago

Will it be same same but different after this Sunday’s vote?

Thailand's military junta, which has ruled the Land of Smiles since snatching control in a coup in 2014, is now…

3 months ago

Thailand’s future is dissolving right before our eyes

by Edward Kitlertsirivatana When an animal is cornered, with no other options, its survival instinct kicks in. It will fight…

3 months ago

The maths of March 24 – Thailand Election 2019

by Tim Newton The views of the writer do not necessarily reflect the views of The Thaiger or its business…

3 months ago

Statistics don’t lie, agents do

OPINION Anyone currently involved in the Thailand property market will be happy to note that Thailand’s global ranking for transparency…

4 months ago

Saying no to ‘Say No’ campaigns – Tackling Thailand’s plastic bag problem

Some timid but long overdue steps are now being taken towards reducing Thailand’s plastic waste. Baby steps to start with…

4 months ago

What to do with Thailand’s elephants?

The goring of an Italian tourist this week whilst elephant riding in Phang Nga has again attracted focus onto the…

4 months ago