————Uncle Tu loves the institution. Uncle Tu doesn’t corrupt. Therefore, Uncle Tu is a good person. There are a variety of reasons why people vote for and support a leader. Loving the institution is wonderful because love is beautiful. But it’s also a personal matter that should not be politicized.
Fascism isn’t just an authoritarian system of government. It’s also a mentality that eats your mind and swallows your soul. Senator Somchai Swangkarn is furious. He calls it an “incitement,” a “brainwashing” method, and a “great danger.” He calls on the prime minister, the education minister, and the police chief
Thailand rejoices. General Prayut Chan-o-cha is happy, according to Government Spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, who proudly told the kingdom last week of an important step towards Thailand 4.0. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released its Global Innovation Index 2021. Thailand is number 43 out of 132 economies and number three
The United States committed 2.5 million Pfizer does to Thailand. This, everyone, knows. On 29 July, 1.5 million doses arrived. This, everyone also knows. So, one million doses are left. We wait. We wait. We wait. Then Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, chairperson of the soon-to-be political party Thai Srang Thai, visited
Whether we’re Sa-lim, Saam-geeb, or everyone else in between, we all want to live in a developed Thailand. Quality of life. Advanced education. Robust economy. Minimal corruption. Etc. Etc. Etc. Lavender field from northernmost Chiang Rai to southernmost Su-gai Kolok. The question isn’t what we want. We all want a
Everybody jumps on the Lisa Blackpink bandwagon, including General Prayut Chan-o-cha. Yesterday, the general said Thailand should take the example of the K-pop sensation and create “soft power” and a “creative economy,” inspiring Thai youths to shine globally. The general neither understand soft power, creative economy, nor who Lisa is.
Sinovac is not ineffective but has lesser efficacy than mRNA vaccines. With Thailand’s Delta variant pandemic, Sinovac also isn’t ineffective but still has lesser efficacy. Logic has it then that the government should move mountains to procure mRNA vaccines. But reality has it otherwise, as yesterday, the cabinet approved another
General Prayut Chan-o-cha came to power because of tanks; remains in power because of a rigged constitution; escapes no-confidence votes because of unscrupulous politicians. He has managed to convince a sizeable portion of the Thai population that without him, evil traitors and ungrateful nation-haters will overthrow the institution. No matter
Forget “love the monarchy” or “monarchy reform” for a moment. Forget Sa-lim versus Saam-geeb for a moment. Take a moment to ask ourselves: Are five more years of General Prayut Chan-o-cha the solution to Thailand’s problems? Because this is what we are looking at given the rigged constitution and 250