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Thai Parliamentary No-Confidence Debate Targets Government’s COVID-19 Response
September 01, 2021

Thai Parliamentary No-Confidence Debate Targets Government’s COVID-19 Response

By Sebastian Strangio
While it is unlikely to unseat Prayut Chan-o-cha, the debate will allow the opposition to exact a political cost from the government for its handling of the pandemic.

COVID-19: A Catalyst for Rising Inequality in Thailand
August 19, 2021

COVID-19: A Catalyst for Rising Inequality in Thailand

By Tita Sanglee
The current COVID-19 outbreak has exacerbated the country's already wide gap between rich and poor.
Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross
August 19, 2021

Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent weeks, the region has seen more than twice as many deaths from the coronavirus than North America.

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?
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.

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.

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.
Thailand Begins Mass Vaccination Campaign Amid Reported Supply Shortages
June 08, 2021

Thailand Begins Mass Vaccination Campaign Amid Reported Supply Shortages

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's health authorities are relying heavily on the local production of AstraZeneca vaccines.

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