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Thaksin Shinawatra and the Rise of Political Nihilism in Thailand

Thaksin Shinawatra and the Rise of Political Nihilism in Thailand

By Tita Sanglee
As expected, the newly rehabilitated former prime minister is again flaunting his political influence – to Thailand's detriment.
Thai Monarchy Reform Activist Dies in Custody After Months-Long Hunger Strike

Thai Monarchy Reform Activist Dies in Custody After Months-Long Hunger Strike

By Sebastian Strangio
The death of Netiporn “Bung” Sanesangkhom has drawn attention to the Thai government's cruel use of pretrial detention to silence peaceful critics of the monarchy.

Thailand Cuts Off Internet, Mobile Phone Connections to Myanmar Scam Hub

Thailand Cuts Off Internet, Mobile Phone Connections to Myanmar Scam Hub

By Sebastian Strangio
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission says that connections supplying Shwe Kokko, a center of online fraud operations in Myanmar's Kayin State, were illegal.

Thailand’s Senate Election: The Definition of Insanity

Thailand’s Senate Election: The Definition of Insanity

By Ian Hollinger
Attempts to create an upper house that is "above" the dirty reality of Thai politics have failed before – and will fail again.

Former Thai PM Thaksin Holds Talks With Opponents of Myanmar Junta

Former Thai PM Thaksin Holds Talks With Opponents of Myanmar Junta

By Sebastian Strangio
The former leader met officials from the opposition National Unity Government and a number of ethnic armed groups during recent trips to northern Thailand.
Microsoft CEO Announces AI Investments in Indonesia, Thailand

Microsoft CEO Announces AI Investments in Indonesia, Thailand

By Sebastian Strangio
Satya Nadella has pledged to expand the infrastructure needed to support the firm's AI services in the fast-growing region.

Even If Thailand’s MFP Is Dissolved, the Monarchy Reform Movement Will Live On

Even If Thailand’s MFP Is Dissolved, the Monarchy Reform Movement Will Live On

By David Hutt
If disbanded over its pledge to reform the country's "sacred" institution, the Move Forward Party will simply re-emerge in new form.
Thailand Confirms Former Career Diplomat as New Foreign Minister

Thailand Confirms Former Career Diplomat as New Foreign Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
Maris Sangiampongsa, a former ambassador to Australia, Fiji, and Nepal, will replace the outgoing foreign minister, who resigned unexpectedly over the weekend.

Philippine Students Told to Stay Home as Southeast Asia Copes With a Sweltering  Heat Wave

Philippine Students Told to Stay Home as Southeast Asia Copes With a Sweltering  Heat Wave

By Jim Gomez
The Philippines is among the nations worst affected by the sweltering weather in Southeast Asia.

Thai Foreign Minister Steps Down, Leaving Myanmar Policy in Limbo

Thai Foreign Minister Steps Down, Leaving Myanmar Policy in Limbo

By Sebastian Strangio
The unexpected resignation comes at a time when the Thai policy toward its troubled neighbor remains in flux.

Thousands of Refugees Flee Fighting in Southeastern Myanmar

Thousands of Refugees Flee Fighting in Southeastern Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The military junta and ethnic Karen rebels continue to fight for control of the town of Myawaddy on the border with Thailand.
Red Shirt Leader’s Return Sparks Hope for Democratic Renewal in Thailand

Red Shirt Leader’s Return Sparks Hope for Democratic Renewal in Thailand

By Thanapat Pekanan
Can the return of exiled politicians ignite hope for Thai democracy and reshape its political landscape?

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