Thai Privilege: woe be to foreign residences

What if you’re a tax-paying, law-abiding, foreign residence with a proper work permit? It doesn’t matter. What if you’re also married to a Thai citizen? It doesn’t matter either. Richard Burrow (@RichardBarrow) has for years delivered some of the best news updates on what’s happening in Thailand. Today, he tweetedContinue Reading

General Prayut finally listens to Thanathorn.

When Thanathorn Juangrungruangkit cautioned that Thailand shouldn’t put all bets on one horse, the Astra-Zeneca vaccine, he received a storm of condemnations, including Section 112, lese majeste charges. With the record-breaking third outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand, General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday (16 April) announced that he’s looking intoContinue Reading

What do Teletubbies, Sinovac vaccine, and the truth have in common?

Last week, Chulalongkorn University’s Professor Doctor Thira Woratanarat slammed Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy, calling it “a Teletubby measure, ineffective, and the people cannot rely on it.” Specifically, he said China’s Sinovac vaccine is “only 2% effective.” Following the Saturday, 10 April meeting at the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA),Continue Reading