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  • OPINION

    Thailand's tale told via 'The Nation'

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 28/06/2019

    » Nearly five decades ago, The Nation newspaper started out as a pro-democracy, anti-military news organisation. It was fiercely independent and invariably hard-hitting vis-à-vis the powers-that-be. An English-language newspaper owned by Thais from the outset, it prided itself for having neither fear nor favour. Its lamentable expiry as a print newspaper today -- an online version will continue -- provides multiple parallels for Thailand's contemporary political history, ongoing polarisation and the changing nature of the business of journalism worldwide.

  • THAILAND

    Military reshuffle not just seen as 'power sharing'

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 07/01/2017

    » The reshuffle of top military officers late last year looks to have had a lot to do with the future power of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha rather than just fixing alleged prejudice in military appointments.

  • OPINION

    Into the political fray

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 30/09/2018

    » Last June 30, the sometimes-accurate online Wikipedia updated the opening line of its entry on the general prime minister. For the first time, the introduction read, "Prayut Chan-o-cha is a Thai politician..." Before that, according to Wikipedia, Gen (Ret) Prayut was just a retired army general and head of the military junta -- which is what he claimed to be.

  • LIFE

    Music from heaven

    Life, Published on 05/07/2018

    » To mark the 6th anniversary of Sala Sudasiri Sobha on Lat Phrao 41, the Yontararak family presents a special performance entitled "Music From Heaven" on Saturday at 4pm.

  • THAILAND

    Teerachai resigns as Privy Council member

    News, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Former army chief Teerachai Nakwanich has resigned as a member of the Privy Council.

  • THAILAND

    Former judge Wirach dismissed from privy council

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 04/03/2018

    » Former Supreme Court vice-president Wirach Chinvinitkul has been dismissed from the Privy Council, reducing the number of the councillors to 13.

  • LIFE

    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

  • THAILAND

    Cops stop activists outside Prawit home

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 17/04/2018

    » Two political activists were detained briefly by the police Monday for announcing their intention to carry out a symbolic gesture of protest at the residence of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

  • OPINION

    A paragon of virtues

    News, Postbag, Published on 31/12/2017

    » As Pliny the Younger noted, "Example [is] the surest method of instruction."

  • OPINION

    Military mindset will be tough nut to crack

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 27/11/2017

    » The way the military -- from Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsowon down to the Phramongkutklao Hospital and the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School (Afaps) -- has been handling the suspicious death of Pakapong Tanyakan, a freshman of the school, not only leaves much to be desired, but leaves the military establishment bruised.

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