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APEC 2022: Time and Momentum Are Not On Thailand’s Side

APEC 2022: Time and Momentum Are Not On Thailand’s Side

By Tita Sanglee
In the face of mounting domestic concerns, Thailand will have a hard time trying to smoothly run APEC meetings in 2022.
On the Eve of Reopening, Thai Protesters Take to the Streets Again

On the Eve of Reopening, Thai Protesters Take to the Streets Again

By Cory Wright
Protesters’ demands remain the same: a constitutional overhaul, new elections and a reform of the monarchy.

Thailand Legalizes Kratom, Popular Plant-based Painkiller

Thailand Legalizes Kratom, Popular Plant-based Painkiller

By Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul
The plant, native to Southeast Asia, is used as a mild stimulant and painkiller.

Thai Protesters Face Off With Police in Bangkok

Thai Protesters Face Off With Police in Bangkok

By Cory Wright
Despite COVID risks, protesters took to the streets of Thailand's capital once more to call for the prime minister's ouster and decry the government's pandemic response.

Thai AstraZeneca Vaccine Production Falls Short of Target

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.
Thai Court Gives Record 43-year Sentence for Insulting King

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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.

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