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Thai Court Gives Record 43-year Sentence for Insulting King
January 20, 2021

Thai Court Gives Record 43-year Sentence for Insulting King

By Associated Press
A woman was found guilty of violating the lese majeste law for posting audio clips to Facebook and YouTube with comments deemed critical of the monarchy.

The Political Economy of Thailand’s Renewable Energy Ambitions
December 30, 2020

The Political Economy of Thailand’s Renewable Energy Ambitions

By James Guild
How did Thailand grow its nascent renewable energy sector?
After Months of Calm, Thailand Grapples with Virus Outbreak
December 24, 2020

After Months of Calm, Thailand Grapples with Virus Outbreak

By Associated Press
The surge of cases in Samut Sakhon province threatens to undo months of efforts to contain the virus and hasten recovery of Thailand's ailing economy. 

Thai Prime Minister Acquitted of Ethics Breach, Retains Post
December 03, 2020

Thai Prime Minister Acquitted of Ethics Breach, Retains Post

By Associated Press
A nine-judge panel agreed with the army that retired senior officers such as Prayut are allowed to stay in army housing in recognition of their service.

Thailand Protesters Gather as Government Weaponizes Lese Majeste 
November 27, 2020

Thailand Protesters Gather as Government Weaponizes Lese Majeste 

By Tyler Roney
Protest groups change venue to keep the peace as authorities resurrect the notorious Article 112.

Thai Protesters Rally Again, Promoting a Diversity of Causes
November 16, 2020

Thai Protesters Rally Again, Promoting a Diversity of Causes

By Associated Press
Some 20 groups called the rally at Bangkok's Democracy Monument this weekend under the name "Mob Fest.”

A Trickle of Chinese Tourists Return to Thailand, With Hopes of More to Come
October 23, 2020

A Trickle of Chinese Tourists Return to Thailand, With Hopes of More to Come

By Jason Hung
The arrival of the first Chinese tourists in Thailand under the Special Tourist Visa program is a good sign for the Thai economy.
Protesters Again Fill the Streets of Bangkok
October 15, 2020

Protesters Again Fill the Streets of Bangkok

By Cory Wright
Gathering at the Democracy Monument, protesters then marched on Government House, where the prime minister’s offices are located.

Scenes From Thailand’s Massive Protests Demanding Reform
September 21, 2020

Scenes From Thailand’s Massive Protests Demanding Reform

By Cory Wright
For months, protesters in Thailand have called for reforms. This weekend as many as 100,000 protesters descended on Bangkok.

Thailand Delays Controversial Chinese Sub Purchase
September 02, 2020

Thailand Delays Controversial Chinese Sub Purchase

By Sebastian Strangio
The move comes at a time when key Thai institutions, including the military and monarchy, are under close public scrutiny.

Has Thailand’s Monarchy Got What it Takes to Endure?
September 01, 2020

Has Thailand’s Monarchy Got What it Takes to Endure?

By Sebastian Strangio
The throne’s sacred aura has faded under the reign of the vain and unstable King Vajiralongkorn.
Thailand’s Student-led Anti-government Protests Grow
August 18, 2020

Thailand’s Student-led Anti-government Protests Grow

By Associated Press
The student-led protest movement has declared three core demands: holding new elections, amending the constitution, and ending the intimidation of critics of the government.

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