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Thailand’s strict school dress code tested as students ditch uniforms on first day of semester

Students have been grumbling about school uniforms for ages in Thailand. But few people imagined they would be brave...

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If education is good…

“I feel it is about education. I think, if the standard of education were good, other things would follow....

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Charter Court finds Prayut not guilty of ethics breaches

The Constitutional Court has dismissed charges of ethics breaches and conflict of interests against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in...

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Four Thai workers from Myanmar cleared of COVID- 19 but face illegal entry charges

Health officials in Chiang Rai are relieved that four Thai bar workers, who slipped into Mae Sai district of...

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No end in sight as both sides refuse to shift their stance

Thai politics has arrived at a dead end as neither side shows any sign of stepping away from the...

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Social media attacks fail to bring down protest movement’s ‘fairy godparents’

Donations are flooding into the bank accounts of the two main providers of protest supplies ranging from food to...

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The Thai NGO committed to saving Thailand’s trees celebrates 10 years of success

A shady story A decade after their first mission to stop a mature tree being felled, the Big Trees...

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Verdict on Prayut’s Army residence may be a ‘fire exit’ for govt to escape ongoing conflict

The country is counting down to December 2, when the Constitutional Court is scheduled to rule if Prime Minister...

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Education Ministry’s ‘haircut enforcer’ becomes unwitting target of students’ anger

Born into a poor farming family, Education Ministry’s deputy permanent secretary Dr Veera Khaengkasikarn may have spoken from experience...

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The rocks and roadblocks on Thailand’s path to a new Constitution

The road to democracy is never easy, but the path is particularly steep for Thailand in its journey to...

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World’s top surgical glove maker in Malaysia shuts factories due to coronavirus

Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp, the world’s biggest manufacturer of surgical gloves, closes over half of its surgical glove factories...

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Bangkok protest location changed from Crown Property Bureau to SCB HQ

Last evening, the leaders of protest groups United Front for Thammasat and Demonstration and Free Youth Movement announced a...

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One dance to cover 7 human rights issues

Pichet Klunchun sets out to do the impossible with a specially created show to mark the anniversary of the...

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If future generations feel no obligation to respect, “it’s just a question of when”

The American online magazine “The Diplomat” said the most striking thing about the current anti-government movement has been its...

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Humble rubber duckie stands tall as protector of Thai demonstrators

Giant rubber ducks are generally cute and harmless, good for a few laughs in the pool with friends. But...

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Prayut’s ‘lawfare’ risks blowing Thailand’s political divide wide open

Fear is growing that Thailand’s ongoing political conflict will intensify, with no visible way out, after Prime Minister Prayut...

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Protesting the Thai way: with pork barbecue

BANGKOK (Reuters) – In the midst of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters, one man made his own statement –...

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Anti-government protesters disperse after rally at Ratchaprasong

Thousands of anti-government protesters rallied at Ratchaprasong intersection in the heart of Bangkok Wednesday evening during which many of...

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Duck and cover: Blow-up mascots star at Thai protests

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai police have water cannon and teargas to fire at protesters. The answer: Inflatable yellow pool...

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Parliament adopts 2 charter bills, rejects iLaw’s version

Parliament today voted in favour of two bills in their first reading that would pave the way for drafting...

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At least 55 hurt in Thailand’s most violent protests since new movement emerged

The Reuters reports at least 55 people were hurt, some with gunshot wounds, when demonstrators marching on the Thai...

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The monument at the heart of Thailand’s battle for democracy

Bangkok’s Democracy Monument has long been the site of political protests in Thailand, most recently on Saturday, when the...

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34 injured in parliament rally, protesters to return to Ratchaprasong Wednesday

At least 34 people were injured in scuffles with police during a rally in front of the parliament Tuesday...

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Protesters to return to Ratchaprasong for major rally Wednesday

Anti-government protesters vowed to return for another major rally at Ratchaprasongintersection in the heart of Bangkok on Wednesday evening...

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Protesters break through police barriers to reach parliament gate

Thousands of anti-government protesters have forced their way through police barriers to rally at the main gate of the...

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Police battle protesters as Parliament debates charter bills

As parliamentarians debated the bills seeking to amend the constitution, police battled anti-government protesters trying to break through barriers...

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If the education system is good…

“I feel it is about education. I think, if the standard of education were good, other things would follow....

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A closer look at the charter bill dividing Parliament – and the nation

Parliament today begins a two-day debate on seven motions seeking amendments to the Constitution, but public attention will be...

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What to expect inside (and outside) Parliament during charter-change debate this week

With political temperatures rising close to boiling point, lawmakers head to Parliament today and tomorrow (November 17-18) to deliberate...

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What chances for charter change bills in Parliament this week?

Parliament will this week (November 17-18) deliberate seven motions seeking amendments to the Constitution, amid mounting pressure for changes...

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Thailand Protests in Pictures

Thailand Protests in Pictures

 

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Trump acknowledges Biden ‘won’ the U.S. election, but says it was ‘rigged’

President Donald Trump appeared to acknowledge publicly for the first time on Sunday (November 15) that Democrat Joe Biden...

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Thai king calls for unity after protesters turn back on motorcade

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn told well-wishers of the importance of unity as he marked the opening...

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Protesters wrap Democracy Monument with cloth banner

Anti-government protesters on Saturday rallied at the Democracy Monument which they later wrapped with a huge cloth banner carrying...

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Their Majesties officially open MRT Blue Line

Their Majesties the King and Queen on Saturday afternoon officially opened the new MRT Blue Line extension at Sanam...

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Monks and novices barred from joining the protest

The director of the National Office of Buddhism, Narong Song-ar-rom, said that the Sangha Supreme Council has issued urgent...

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Scandal ridden school sent no one to negotiate with parents

Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek school sent no one to negotiate with parents of abused students, in a 130 million Baht...

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Police to review the content of letters to the King, before pressing charges

The letters and the four red post boxes from the protest in Bangkok yesterday are in police possession, at...

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Tourism industry asks government to reconsider travel bubble

The former president of Thailand Hotels Association, Supawan Thanomkietipumi, is proposing the government reconsider the “Travel Bubble” as a...

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Thailand’s protesters declare their 3 demands are the “utmost compromise”

After negotiating with the police tonight (Sunday), anti-establishment protesters in Thailand announced that the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut...

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One of Thailand’s protest leaders and 3 activists released last night

Protest leader Anont Nampa and three anti-establishment activists were released from Bangkok Remand Prison just after midnight last night....

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Japan eases travel curbs for China, eight others

Japan eases travel curbs for nine countries and regions, in a hope to revive its economy. Japan has eased...

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Will special Parliament session be a time-buying tactic?

Most observers hold little hope that next week’s extraordinary parliamentary session will lead to concrete solutions satisfactory to both...

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State of emergency declared in Bangkok, protest leaders arrested

Police arrested some of the key anti-government protest leaders early Thursday morning shortly after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared...

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