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Bangkok Spends Big on Public Transit
August 03, 2021

Bangkok Spends Big on Public Transit

By James Guild
The Thai capital is undertaking a range of efforts to keep pace with the rapid growth in private vehicle ownership.

Thai Navy’s Submarine Acquisition Stuck in Limbo
July 23, 2021

Thai Navy’s Submarine Acquisition Stuck in Limbo

By Tita Sanglee
With COVID-19 spiraling out of control in Thailand, the $683 million purchase has again drawn criticism.
Thailand to Join COVAX, Acknowledging Low Vaccine Supply
July 22, 2021

Thailand to Join COVAX, Acknowledging Low Vaccine Supply

By Chalida Ekvittayavechnukul
The country's slow vaccine rollout has heaped pressure on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's government.

Thai Police Forcefully Disperse Protesters Demanding PM’s Resignation
July 19, 2021

Thai Police Forcefully Disperse Protesters Demanding PM’s Resignation

By Sebastian Strangio
Simmering anti-government sentiment has been compounded by Prayut's failures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Malaysia to Phase Out China’s Sinovac Vaccine
July 16, 2021

Malaysia to Phase Out China’s Sinovac Vaccine

By Sebastian Strangio
Will mounting evidence about the limited efficacy of Chinese-made vaccines spell the end for Beijing's vaccine diplomacy?

Thai AstraZeneca Vaccine Production Falls Short of Target
July 15, 2021

Thai AstraZeneca Vaccine Production Falls Short of Target

By Tassanee Vejpongsa
Siam Bioscience was awarded a license by AstraZeneca last year to be a regional production hub supplying eight other countries despite having no experience in manufacturing vaccines.

COVID-19 Tightens Its Grip on Southeast Asia
July 09, 2021

COVID-19 Tightens Its Grip on Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
At least half of the region's 11 nations have seen record daily infection counts over the past week.
Thailand Reopens Resort Island to International Tourists
July 02, 2021

Thailand Reopens Resort Island to International Tourists

By Sebastian Strangio
The government hopes that the “Phuket sandbox” scheme will lead to the revival of Thailand's tourist industry.

Google Removes Two Custom Maps Doxing Critics of Thai Monarchy
June 29, 2021

Google Removes Two Custom Maps Doxing Critics of Thai Monarchy

By Sebastian Strangio
After anti-government demonstrations aired unprecedented criticisms of a powerful institution, the backlash is now in full swing.

Malaysia Announces Massive COVID-19 Aid Package as Thailand Tightens Restrictions
June 29, 2021

Malaysia Announces Massive COVID-19 Aid Package as Thailand Tightens Restrictions

By Sebastian Strangio
Until Southeast Asian nations achieve widespread vaccination distribution, they will continue to struggle with periodic outbreaks and lockdowns.

Thai Protesters Return to the Streets After 3-Month Hiatus
June 24, 2021

Thai Protesters Return to the Streets After 3-Month Hiatus

By Sebastian Strangio
Demonstrators renewed their calls for charter reform and the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
Thailand Prepares to Strike Back Against COVID-19. Will It Be Enough?
June 22, 2021

Thailand Prepares to Strike Back Against COVID-19. Will It Be Enough?

By James Guild
Thailand's ambitious plans for economic reopening are being undermined by the country's sluggish COVID-19 vaccine campaign.

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