Why a struggling restaurateur sees no hope for any state help

“This year, I don’t know why we fight, it will not make a difference. We have been making sacrifices for a whole year already. This is not ‘back to zero,’…

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The guest check-in counter at one of the ASQ hotels.

How Thai hotels adapted to survive and provide quarantine with comfort

It used to be hard to imagine the word “quarantine” would come up in conversations about travel. That was until 2020, when “quarantine” and “isolation” became familiar to most people,…

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Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul became the first Thai to be inoculated with the Sinovac vaccine on February 28th, at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute.

COVID-19 vaccines, the hot topic for Anutin

“There is no challenge”, responded Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, when asked by Thai PBS World what he thinks is the most challenging factor in the latest wave of…

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Journalist records a live TV broadcast of a judge delivering the decision of the Constitutional Court in Bangkok to dissolve a political party in 2019. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Press Freedom: No laws can win over the truth

As a media, we have to ask ourselves whether the information we have is enough to support what is to be published. If it is enough, with solid evidence, there…

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File photo of PM Prayut Chan-o-cha during the televised address on April 16, 2021.

The momentum was missed, and the PM’s message was off track

The televised address by Thai prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, on Friday was widely criticized. Experts said it is not just because of the issue of communication skills, but also the…

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A health worker collects a swab sample to test for COVID-19 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai, India, Saturday, April 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

COVID-19 India variant – what do we know?

While Thailand has recorded the presence of the UK variant of coronavirus in just the last couple of weeks, the world is now getting worried about the ‘double mutant’ discovered…

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progressive learning

Progressive early years education with the proof in the pudding

Progressive learning is something very new, even alien to most people, especially in Asian countries which focus very much on test results and rankings. But even though it is a…

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(Photo by Handout / ROYAL THAI ARMY / AFP)

Hiring market optimistic after COVID-19 economic freeze in 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented year for every industry around the world, with over-stressed health systems and heighten economic stress, which makes the hiring market challenging, including in Thailand. The…

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Bangkok Night Club COVID-19

You are special, you will not get infected… so what should we do with you?

For some reason, many people have this mentality, that they will not get infected with the virus that has been rampaging around the world since early 2020. Elites attend exclusive…

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Children use toy water guns to spray water at one another as they celebrate Songkran, also known as the Thai New Year, in Narathiwat. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

Thailand ranked 48th in World Happiness Report

Thailand has been ranked 48th in the World Happiness Report 2021, the same as last year. Finland remains in top position, followed by Iceland and Denmark. Of the 95 countries…

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This photo taken on December 7, 2020 shows actress Inthira “Sine” Charoenpura sitting on an inflatable duck, associated with the anti-establishment movement, at her home in Bangkok. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

“That which cannot be questioned is always a problem” said the fairy godmother of the anti-establishment protesters

“Humans are a nation’s most important resource. Nowadays, everyone is equal, equally neglected as a human resource,” said Inthira Charoenpura, nickname “Sine.” The 40-year-old actress has often been in the…

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Democracy protest Thailand

Thailand placed 4th in ASEAN on the Democracy Index 2020

Thailand has been placed fourth in ASEAN, and 73rd in the world, while categorized as one of the world’s “Flawed Democracies,” on the Democracy Index 2020 by The Economist Intelligence…

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This photo taken on September 20, 2019 shows a fisherman on the Laos side of the Mekong River near Huay Xai town in Bokeo province, with the Thai province of Chiang Rai in the background. – Ninety-seven kilometres of rocks in Thai waters stand between Beijing and dominance over the Mekong, a mighty river that feeds millions as it threads south from the Tibetan plateau through five countries before emptying into the South China Sea. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

The Mekong report China doesn’t want to see

The Mekong river is a life line of millions of people in six countries. In the past few years, however, life has been very difficult for people who depend on…

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People line up to have their temperatures taken as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at the Ministry of Transport at the border crossing over the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Mae Sot in Tak province on October 29, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

We must develop a conscience to prevent a second wave of COVID-19

Thailand has been praised on the international stage for the way it is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the recent cases, discovered in several provinces, resulting from a group…

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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. If the infrastructure were good, other things can improve.” said Issadaorn kulsantao,…

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If the education system is good, other things would follow

“I feel it is about education. I think, if the standard of education were good, other things would follow. If the infrastructure were good, other things can improve,” said Issadaorn…

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