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  • LIFE

    Pincer movement

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 17/01/2020

    » Sri Lanka's famed Ministry Of Crab has quite a following. Small wonder when it's been on Asia's 50 Best Restaurant list since 2015 (No.35 in 2019). It's fair to say, they take crab pretty seriously there. Indeed, Ministry of Crab has its own constitution with eight "amendments" paying homage to Sri Lanka's iconic lagoon crab.

  • OPINION

    Korn's Democrat exit could let him shine

    News, Chairith Yonpiam, Published on 18/01/2020

    » The surprise departure of Korn Chatikavanij from the Democrats deals a heavy blow to the oldest political party which was already struggling in an unfavourable political atmosphere. The bold move, however, gives the prominent politician a new opportunity with speculation rife he is about to found a new party. Political observers also foresee the possibility of Mr Korn becoming a new choice for PM in the next election.

  • OPINION

    Running toward a crisis

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/01/2020

    » With two major political gatherings, one seeking to oust Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from power and the other throwing its support behind him, going on over the weekend, it cannot be denied that the country is on the brink of plunging into a new round of crisis.

  • THAILAND

    Keeping taps from running dry

    News, Chairith Yonpiam, Published on 06/01/2020

    » Thailand has been battling seasonal drought for decades, but this year, the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) is worried the water shortage may get out of hand because of the potential for conflicts in drought-stricken areas.

  • OPINION

    Political storms that will define 2020

    News, Chairith Yonpiam, Published on 04/01/2020

    » The new year has begun with intensifying political confrontation, a consequence of a move to disband the Future Forward Party, which fought back by mobilising street demonstrations. The party's struggle has won substantial support as it is believed that charges against party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit are politically motivated. It is evident that the army under Gen Apirat Kongsompong is paranoid with Mr Thanathorn's move and it should be noted that a growing number of incidents which will raise the political temperature are set to take place this month.

  • THAILAND

    Discontent fires up Apirat

    News, Published on 02/01/2020

    » The army has ordered soldiers to stay alert to possible violent incidents as dissatisfaction with its alleged role in politics will likely continue unabated this year.

  • LIFE

    What the 2010s taught me

    Guru, Kankanok Wichiantanon, Published on 27/12/2019

    » As 2020 comes a-knocking, Guru asked inspiring Thais what has meant the most to them in the past decade.

  • OPINION

    Will the Empire strike back at the Skywalkers?

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 17/12/2019

    » The dark spectre of street politics has returned to a deeply polarised society, as the ruling conservatives try to hold on to their unstable coalition over a feast of shark fin soup.

  • OPINION

    Death of democracy

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/12/2019

    » It seems to me that Thailand and the US have the same problem in that their justice personnel are not unbiased or impartial. Both countries have reached a point where the followers of two political sides refuse to accept any decision made by a member of the opposition. In these cases, where a neutral judicial system is badly needed, we are finding judges that were selected for their party political opinion and owe their jobs to the chief.

  • OPINION

    'Flash mob' leaves FFP with work to do

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 16/12/2019

    » There were as many bystanders as party supporters among the few thousand people who converged in front of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and the Pathumwan skywalk on Saturday evening where the Future Forward Party (FFP) held its "flash mob" to test public response to its call for justice for the party after the Election Commission (EC) last week asked the Constitutional Court to dissolve the party over a 191-million-baht "loan" to the party by its leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

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