Today, 5 May, the court deemed what happens in Australia, stays in Australia. Hence, there’s no bearing or consequence to the Prayut Chan-o-cha Regime. Therefore, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Thamanat Prompow is free to continue his service for the Kingdom of Thailand, in spite of his previous prison
Over the weekend, #ย้ายประเทศกันเถอะ (let’s move countries) went viral. Group members are now north of 640,000 and still climbing. Twitter and Clubhouse are abuzz with banter about which country people would like to move to. Some reports said it started with Pepper Hananya, a young transgender person who faces Section
“Face Culture” is of utmost importance for us Thais. We all want to “dai-nah” (ได้หน้า, receive good face or image), not “sia-nah” (เสียหน้า, to lose face or image), and definitely not “nah-taag” (หน้าแตก, embarrassed, shattered face or image). Otherwise, people would “som-naam-nah” us (สมน้ำหน้า, laugh at our face). Therefore, we
There is no love like a mother’s love. There is no hurt like a mother’s hurt when she sees her child suffers, including suffering under injustice. Imprisoned pro-democracy activist Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak has been on a hunger strike for 46 days. According to his lawyer, his health is failing, but
“Sinful desserts” is a saying that describes the deliciousness, yet unhealthiness, of desserts. In Thailand, however, we take the meaning quite literally. Thailand’s National Office of Buddism is a wealthy and powerful institution that police all monks and temples, not to mention the people’s morals. The military and the police
On 22 April, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith cautioned the country about our high household debts, which he said are high compared to other countries and are even higher now due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Finance Minister said this is a risk for our aging society and urged saving discipline.
On 27 April, Thailand’s government cabinet agreed, this is the only way to save the kingdom. In order to combat the surging COVID-19 Pandemic, General Prayut Chan-o-cha shall be given “full” but “temporary” power over 31 laws, bypassing the ministries and relevant agencies. Here are the 31 laws. Please count