Does the digital wallet scheme risk running into a legal hurdle? 

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has finally brought some clarity to the source of funding for the controversial digital wallet handout scheme, but many aspects of the scheme remain problematic, raising questions…

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Politicians, activists, civil servants gather at Thammasat U to join October 6th commemoration

Representatives of government and opposition parties, parliament, courts of justice, political activists and members of the public gathered at Thammasat University today (Friday) to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the…

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‘No curb on inequality’: Experts say huge rich-poor divide will remain under new govt

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s vow to curb generational poverty has failed to convince several experts, who point out that his government policies are mainly designed for short-term economic gains. “If…

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Aging Thailand agonises over welfare state as elderly subsidy cut

Grey clouds gather over Thailand’s welfare state as elderly subsidy cut Thailand’s universal welfare has taken a backward step with the caretaker government’s recent decision to limit monthly subsidies of…

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Action sought over student council’s expletive laden political declaration

Thammasat University has been called upon to take action against a declaration by its Rangsit campus student council, which is full of expletives and hate speech. The Thammasat University Student…

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New charter must protect democracy and prevent coups

The Constitution should be amended to protect democracy and render it impossible to organise a putsch to overturn the constitution, with the courts held duty-bound to safeguard democratic rule. These…

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Free legal counselling is now available at Thammasat University

The Law Centre at the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University is now providing free legal counselling to members of the public who have legal problems, who feel they are…

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Banners supporting two hunger strikers raised at Thammasat and Chulalongkorn universities

Political banners popped up on the campuses of Chulalongkorn and Thammasat universities on Friday, urging students to “wake up” politically and not to submit to suppression of free expression. The…

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Ratsadon protest group calls for House dissolution

Thailand’s anti-establishment Ratsadon group is demanding the dissolution of the House of Representatives, before the end of the House’s 4-year term in March, so that a general election can be…

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Thailand’s daily wage hike will not necessarily put more food on the table

Although the minimum daily wage will rise by an average of 5 percent from October 1, not many workers see a brighter future. “The increase will not make my life…

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Pro-democracy activists reiterate demands at Wednesday’s rally after long hiatus

Pro-democracy groups have reiterated their core demands, for monarchy reform, the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his clique and the drafting of a People’s Constitution, at a rally…

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Thammasat U vice rector refutes allegation of distorting Thai history

Thammasat University’s vice rector for sustainability and administration, Prinya Thaewanarumitkul, has refuted a media outlet’s allegations that the university’s demonstration school has distorted the teaching of Thai history and the…

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Medical workers load syringes with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP)

Govt vs hospital: Who is right in the row over Poland’s failed vaccine donation?

In what seems like a case of “different sides of the same coin”, Thailand’s Foreign Ministry and Thammasat University Hospital have sparred over the collapsed deal for 1.5 million doses…

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Thai anti-establishment protest leader gets 6 months for contempt of court

A Thammasat University engineering student and aspiring astronaut was sentenced to six months in prison today (Monday) for contempt of the court and for “causing disunity” in the country. The…

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Chulalongkorn alumni association defies student union’s decision to cancel coronet procession

Chulalongkorn University’s Alumni Association announced today that the university will proceed with the procession, featuring the Phra Kieo coronet, at the annual football match against Thammasat University. The alumni association’s…

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More Moderna, Pfizer vaccines to be procured by Thammasat University, private hospitals

Thammasat University has entered into agreements with two private hospitals to procure seven million doses of Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines, to be distributed to a network of private hospitals….

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Activists, politicians commemorate 45th anniversary of October 6 Thammasat massacre

The commemoration of the October 6th massacre took place today at the Tha Phra Jan campus of Thammasat University in Bangkok, with many political activists, former student activists who took…

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Thailand’s antibody test kits on trials with medics at Thammasat University

Thai researchers at the National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) and the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) have successfully developed a COVID-19 antibody test kit,…

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Thammasat Uni to procure mRNA, protein subunit vaccines from overseas

Amid a sluggish state COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Thailand’s Thammasat University is ready to procure additional COVID-19 vaccines from abroad, to give members of the public and private and public organizations…

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Statement from the 2nd year student committee, Faculty of Nursing Thammasat University after student nurses suffered side effects from Sinovac vaccine

Nine student nurses suffer side effects after Sinovac vaccination

Nine student nurses at Thammasat University have suffered side effects following inoculation with the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine, According to the Student Organization of Thammasat University’s Facebook page. Of the nine,…

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Higher Education Minister Anek’s path from student activist to enemy of student protesters 

As an academic, Anek Laothamatas made his name with a “Tale of Two Democracies”, which explores the divide in Thai society between the rural and urban sectors. But in his…

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Two COVID-19 infections found in Thammasat University

Thammasat University reported two COVID-19 cases, one member of university staff at the faculty of law and one medical student. Both are receiving treatment in hospitals. The medical student, at…

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PM Prayut warns protesters not to disrupt graduation ceremony

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned anti-monarchy students not to do anything deemed improper or that could offend Their Majesties the King and Queen as they preside over the second…

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Thammasat University back on frontline of Thailand’s political battle  

Thammasat University’s historical Tha Phrachan campus has once again been chosen as the venue for a large student-led protest, setting the stage for renewed political confrontation. The United Front of…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 10, 2020, protesters flash the “Hunger Games” salute during a pro-democracy rally at Thammasat University in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok. – The kingdom has seen a decades-long spin-cycle of coups and violent street protests led by pro or anti-establishment veterans with well-funded backing.

Protesters warned not to trespass on Sanam Luang or government premises on Saturday

Bangkok police have warned this Saturday’s protesters not to trespass on Sanam Luang. Pol Maj-Gen Somprasong Yenthuam, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said today (Tuesday) that Sanam Luang, a…

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Thai PM vows not to stop protesters from marching to Government House

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Monday) that he will not stop protesting students from marching to Government House on September 20th, as their leaders intend, but questioned the appropriateness…

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Amnesty International urges Thai government to drop charges against 31 protest leaders

Amnesty International has launched a campaign to pressure the Thai government into droping all charges against 31 anti-establishment activists. The London-based rights organization is urging its 8 million members, supporters…

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Thai PM uncomfortable with reference to “sensitive issues” at Monday’s protest

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, said today (Tuesday) that he feels uncomfortable with the rally at Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus last night, during which some speakers touched on “sensitive issues”,…

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Law professors demand explanations from prosecutors and police over Red Bull heir’s case

A group of 32 law professors, at Thailand’s Thammasat University, signed a statement on Monday calling on the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) and the Royal Thai Police (RTP) to…

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More people linked to boxing stadium infected with COVID-19

More people, who were at the Lumpini boxing stadium in Bangkok’s Ramintra area on March 6th, together with TV celebrity and boxing camp manager Matthew Deane, have tested positive for…

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Flash mob at Thammasat against disbanding of Future Forward

The Student Union of Thailand held a brief rally, at the Tha Phrachan campus of Thammasat University Saturday evening, to protest against the Constitutional Court’s decision to dissolve the Future…

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