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“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…

4 days 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…

1 week 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…

2 weeks 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 weeks 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…

4 weeks 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…

4 weeks 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…

1 month 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…

1 month 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…

1 month 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…

2 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…

2 months 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,…

2 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…

2 months ago

The day that shook Thai politics

OPINION It was just another Friday except that it was also the final day that political parties were able to…

2 months ago

Can the Princess be PM?

Analysis The Princess was nominated. Her brother, HM Thai King, objected. Thai Raksa Chart postponed their campaign launch on Saturday…

2 months ago

Bangkok air pollution reduction schemes – FAIL

OPINION Smog, air pollution, air quality, PM2.5 micron particulate. If you live in Bangkok it's all the same thing. Four…

3 months ago

OPINION – One, two, three bad incidents on Patong Hill within 24 hours

The bottom of Patong Hill, on the Patong side, has been the scene of numerous fatalities over the past 20…

3 months ago

The 35 billion baht white elephant – Phuket’s light rail

"About the only thing feasible in this rendering is the blue sky." Spending 35 billion baht on infrastructure that few…

3 months ago

What’s the use of number plates if you can’t read them?

by DW (anonymously sent to The Thaiger) Hiding in plain sight, and rarely noted—at least by anyone I’ve spoken with—are thousands…

3 months ago

Opinion: Sovereignty, rights ignored in airport debacle – The Nation

Thailand could have blood on its hands if it fails to protect a Saudi traveller on her journey to freedom.…

3 months ago