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Thai Court Allows Cambodian Class Action Against Thai Firm
August 01, 2020

Thai Court Allows Cambodian Class Action Against Thai Firm

By Associated Press
"This is a David vs. Goliath case that will redefine access to justice for the victims of corporate abuse in Southeast Asia and beyond,” one expert said.

Thai PM Orders Probe Into Dropping of Red Bull Scion’s Case 
July 29, 2020

Thai PM Orders Probe Into Dropping of Red Bull Scion’s Case 

By Associated Press
A Thai heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune was accused of killing a policeman in a hit-and-run eight years ago. Charges were dropped. Why?
After Mass Protest, Thailand’s Pro-Democracy Activists Look to Keep Momentum
July 20, 2020

After Mass Protest, Thailand’s Pro-Democracy Activists Look to Keep Momentum

By Associated Press
Activists followed up the 2,000-strong demonstration on Saturday with smaller protests.

Thai Man Forced Into Psychiatric Hospital Over T-shirt Motto 
July 15, 2020

Thai Man Forced Into Psychiatric Hospital Over T-shirt Motto 

By Associated Press
After posting a picture of himself wearing a t-shirt with the statement “I have lost all faith in the institution of monarchy,” Tiwakorn Vithiton was forcibly hospitalized.

Thais Seek to Fix Errors That Allowed Infected Foreigners in
July 14, 2020

Thais Seek to Fix Errors That Allowed Infected Foreigners in

By Associated Press
Two foreigners -- a member of an Egyptian military delegation and the child of a Sudanese diplomat -- infected with COVID-19 have prompted a revision of Thailand’s rules.

Suspending Lèse Majesté Could Actually Strengthen Thailand’s Monarchy
June 25, 2020

Suspending Lèse Majesté Could Actually Strengthen Thailand’s Monarchy

By David Hutt
Free speech could even get worse because of the suspension of lèse majesté.

Thai Army Whistleblower Accused of Abandoning Post Gets Bail
June 22, 2020

Thai Army Whistleblower Accused of Abandoning Post Gets Bail

By Associated Press
Sgt. Narongchai tried to expose corruption in his unit via official channels and his career suffered. He later fled his unit in fear for his life after reporting once again.
Thailand Eases More Coronavirus Restrictions, Ends Curfew
June 12, 2020

Thailand Eases More Coronavirus Restrictions, Ends Curfew

By Associated Press
Social distancing rules will remain in effect, but businesses will be able to reopen starting Monday.

Prospects for a Peace Deal in Thailand’s Deep South
June 10, 2020

Prospects for a Peace Deal in Thailand’s Deep South

By Kenneth Yeo Yaoren and Jasminder Singh
Despite recent hopeful signs, disunity among the insurgents and a lack of urgency on both sides will hinder peace efforts.

A Softer Approach From Thailand’s Sophisticated Monarch
June 06, 2020

A Softer Approach From Thailand’s Sophisticated Monarch

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
Leaving the leveling of lèse-majesté cases behind, the Thai government has found softer ways to control criticism. 

Rights Group Says Another Thai Dissident Abducted in Southeast Asia
June 05, 2020

Rights Group Says Another Thai Dissident Abducted in Southeast Asia

By Associated Press
Armed men snatched Wanchalearm Satsaksit off the street in front of his apartment in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh late Thursday afternoon.
What to Make of South Thailand’s COVID Quasi-Ceasefire
June 03, 2020

What to Make of South Thailand’s COVID Quasi-Ceasefire

By Jason Johnson
Amid a short-term peace in Thailand’s Muslim far south, insurgent leaders are looking for a better opportunity for negotiations.

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