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  • OPINION

    A welcome return

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 21/05/2022

    » In tomorrow's Bangkok gubernatorial election voters will choose from 31 candidates. They'll also select from among 381 city council candidates, 50 of whom eventually will pass laws, scrutinise budgets and ensure accountability of administrators.

  • OPINION

    Capital poll portends Thailand's rule

    Oped, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 20/05/2022

    » Never has Bangkok's gubernatorial contest been so much about Thailand. The poll this Sunday is not just about how Bangkok will be run but how Thailand will be ruled. Beyond the usual grievances and issues that traditionally hang over Bangkokians' lives and livelihoods are larger forces at work. Whoever comes out on top will have much to say about the bigger national election that has to be held by this time next year.

  • THAILAND

    Fleeing Karen refugees to get humanitarian aid

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 20/05/2022

    » Thailand has given humanitarian assistance to Karen refugees along the Thai-Myanmar border in the wake of recent clashes between the junta and rebels in the neighbouring nation, says National Security Council secretary-general Supoj Malaniyom.

  • WORLD

    Nearly 60m people internally displaced worldwide in 2021

    AFP, Published on 19/05/2022

    » GENEVA: Conflicts and natural disasters forced tens of millions to flee within their own country last year, pushing the number of internally displaced people to a record high, monitors said Thursday.

  • WORLD

    Forbidden love: Taiwan's gay couples seek foreign marriage equality

    AFP, Published on 19/05/2022

    » TAIPEI Taiwan's LGBTQ community celebrated the third year of gay marriage being legal this week, but for Vincent Chuang it was a bittersweet reminder that he still cannot wed because he fell in love with a foreigner.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar resistance urges West to provide arms

    Reuters, Published on 18/05/2022

    » The defence chief of Myanmar's shadow government has called for international help to arm its resistance forces fighting the ruling military, requesting support similar to that being given to Ukrainians battling invading Russian troops.

  • OPINION

    Remembering Bloody May 1992

    Oped, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Published on 18/05/2022

    » This month commemorates the 30-year anniversary of the Bloody May events in 1992 that witnessed extensive violence against street demonstrators and the subsequent fall of the military-linked government that had come to power due to the 1991 coup. What then are some of the lessons to remember, resonating from the past to the present and the future?

  • OPINION

    Thais dream of democracy

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 18/05/2022

    » Pro-democracy activists and relatives of those who died in the bloody crackdown of May 1992 gathered at Thammasat University yesterday to mark 30 years since one of the most terrible days in modern Thai history.

  • WORLD

    Malaysia foreign minister meets counterpart from Myanmar shadow govt

    Published on 15/05/2022

    » KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah met his counterpart from Myanmar's National Unity Government (NUG), a shadow administration outlawed by the ruling military junta, in the group's first open engagement with a Southeast Asian country.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar junta organises huge religious event

    Published on 14/05/2022

    » MANDALAY: Thousands of monks celebrated the birth of Lord Buddha at a junta-organised event in Myanmar's second-largest city on Saturday, highlighting a division in the clergy since last year’s military coup.

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