Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was removed from her post as Royal Consort of King Vajiralongkorn on 20 October.
Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was removed from her post as Royal Consort of King Vajiralongkorn on 20 October. Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi working for the 904 project to promote monarchy and spirit of volunteerism. The royal announcement said that Sineenat attempted to make herself the Queen of Thailand...
Joshua Wong updates on the Hong Kong protest and address allegations by Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Thai Royal Army Chief. 
Joshua Wong updates on the Hong Kong protest and address allegations by Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Thai Royal Army Chief.  “If we are in a new cold war, Hong Kong is the new Berlin.” A video of Joshua Wong giving this statement in Germany was played in a lecture given to military students by Gen...
Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, the first Thai woman to be ordained as a Theravada monk and current abbess of Songdhammakalyani Monastery, has been listed as one of the BBC’s 100 Women in 2019.
Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, the first Thai woman to be ordained as a Theravada monk and current abbess of Songdhammakalyani Monastery, has been listed as one of the BBC’s 100 Women in 2019. Dhammananda Bhikkhuni (Source: thaibhikkuni.com) Born Chatsumarn Kabilsingh, Dhammananda has a PhD in Buddhism...
Maria Ressa talks press freedom, threats against journalists, disinformation network, and calls for collaboration in her keynote address at the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg, Germany. 
“In about 13 months, the Philippines government filed at least 11 cases and investigations against me and Rappler. I was arrested twice in a five-week period this year. I have posted bail 8 times in about three months, and I’ve done nothing but be a journalist. I have committed no crime,” said...
Harrison George unpacks the talk/rant delivered by Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong on 11 October 2019. 
Anybody remember the Maginot Line?  After the carnage of the World War I trenches, the French correctly anticipated another war with Germany but incorrectly assumed it would be fought in the same way.  So they built a series of massive fortifications along the border with Germany (and Italy,...
Joshua Wong updates on the Hong Kong protest and address allegations by Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Thai Royal Army Chief. 
Joshua Wong updates on the Hong Kong protest and address allegations by Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Thai Royal Army Chief.  “If we are in a new cold war, Hong Kong is the new Berlin.” A video of Joshua Wong giving this statement in Germany was played in a lecture given to military students by Gen...
The judicial establishment and extreme right wing have tried to belittle a judge’s suicide attempt, but his 25-page verdict has kick-started a campaign for reform of the judiciary. 
The judicial establishment and extreme right wing have tried to belittle a judge’s suicide attempt, but his 25-page verdict has kick-started a campaign for reform of the judiciary.  Dr. Wisoot Binlateh, a representative of the Sheikhul Islam Office of Thailand, paid a visit to Khanakorn. Source: ...
Anna Lawattanatrakul interviews Verita Sriratana, lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, and a recipient of the Gratias Agit Award, about the importance of literature, what Thailand can learn from Central Europe, and how to find hope in dark times.
In Verita Sriratana’s office, visitors are greeted with a portrait of Franz Kafka, a poster by the political satirist Kai-maew, and a die-cut greeting card of Virginia Woolf. The slide door is lined with posters of events she has been involved in, and one can find her sitting behind a clustered...
The hashtag #royalmotorcade has soared on Twitter despite legal restrictions on criticism of the royal family as concerned citizens reported traffic problems caused by a royal motorcade. A twitter user has faced threats over their comments and an activist received a threatening message claimed to be sent by the Palace, but an official at the Bureau of Royal Household said it was unlikely to be from there. 
The hashtag #royalmotorcade has soared on Twitter despite legal restrictions on criticism of the royal family as concerned citizens reported traffic problems caused by a royal motorcade. A twitter user has faced threats over their comments and an activist received a threatening message claimed to...
King Vajiralongkorn gains two infantry regiments by Emergency Decree, indicating an extensive round of military reform.  The government has enacted an Emergency Decree to transfer the 1st and 11th Infantry Regiments, the King’s Guard, to His Majesty’s personal control. The two regiments were...
The judicial establishment and extreme right wing have tried to belittle a judge’s suicide attempt, but his 25-page verdict has kick-started a campaign for reform of the judiciary. 
The judicial establishment and extreme right wing have tried to belittle a judge’s suicide attempt, but his 25-page verdict has kick-started a campaign for reform of the judiciary.  Dr. Wisoot Binlateh, a representative of the Sheikhul Islam Office of Thailand, paid a visit to Khanakorn. Source: ...
The apparent suicide attempt of a judge in southern Thailand highlights the need for urgent reform of the judiciary to improve its independence from political interference, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today.
The apparent suicide attempt of a judge in southern Thailand highlights the need for urgent reform of the judiciary to improve its independence from political interference, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. Khanakorn Pianchana Judge Khanakorn Pianchana, Vice Presiding Judge...
“Watching too many movies” Abdullah Isomuso from Saiburi District, Pattani Province, detained under Martial Law for suspected involvement in insurgency on July 20, was found unconscious in the interrogation centre inside Ingkhayutthaborihan Fort.[1] On the morning of 21 July, when Abdullah’s...
Thailand: Investigate Detainee’s DeathProsecute Wrongdoing, End Torture in Military Custody August 26, 2019 Thai authorities should immediately conduct an independent and credible investigation into the death of a suspected insurgent after being interrogated in military custody. Abdulloh Esormusor...
On Sunday (25 August), the family of Abdullah Isomuso, who was admitted to hospital after being found unconscious in his cell at Ingkhayutthaborihan Military Camp in Pattani, announced that he had died after 35 days in intensive care.
On Sunday (25 August), the family of Abdullah Isomuso, who was admitted to hospital after being found unconscious in his cell at Ingkhayutthaborihan Military Camp in Pattani, announced that he had died after 35 days in intensive care. Abdullah was detained under Martial Law on 20 July for...

News

Oct 22, 2019
Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi was removed from her post as Royal Consort of King Vajiralongkorn on 20 October.
Oct 21, 2019
Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, the first Thai woman to be ordained as a Theravada monk and current abbess of Songdhammakalyani Monastery, has been listed as one of the BBC’s 100 Women in 2019.
Oct 18, 2019
Maria Ressa talks press freedom, threats against journalists, disinformation network, and calls for collaboration in her keynote address at the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg, Germany. 

Highlight

8 Oct 2019

Anna Lawattanatrakul interviews Verita Sriratana, lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, and a recipient of the Gratias Agit Award, about the importance of literature, what Thailand can learn from Central Europe, and how to find hope in dark times.

1 Sep 2019

Sarinee Achavanuntakul, writer, translator, and independent researcher, has been summonsed by the Election Cases Division of the Supreme Court after she was accused of contempt of court for the publication of an article in the Krungthep Turakit newspaper, says TLHR.

31 Aug 2019

Palinee “Pauline” Ngarm-pring, the Mahachon Party candidate for Prime Minister and head of strategy, joined the Future Forward Party (FFP) on Wednesday (28 August), reported MCOT.

Feature

May 26, 2019
19 May 2019 was the nineth anniversary of the crackdown on the 'red shirt' protest on 19 May 2010. Gatherings were held at Ratchaprasong Intersection in memory of the dead, while justice for the victims of military violence continues to be denied. 

Interview

Oct 22, 2019
Joshua Wong updates on the Hong Kong protest and address allegations by Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Thai Royal Army Chief. 
Oct 17, 2019
Prachatai English interviews Jaded Chouwilai, Director of the Women and Men Progressive Foundation, about sexual abuse by monks in Thailand.
Oct 8, 2019
Anna Lawattanatrakul interviews Verita Sriratana, lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, and a recipient of the Gratias Agit Award, about the importance of literature, what Thailand can learn from Central Europe, and how to find hope in dark times.

Opinion

Oct 18, 2019
Harrison George unpacks the talk/rant delivered by Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong on 11 October 2019. 
Oct 3, 2019

Multimedia

Oct 18, 2019
Stephff's cartoon for Future Forward Party as its 70 members voted against emergency decree to transfer two infantries to King Vajiralongkorn.
Oct 16, 2019
Cartoon by Stephff as jetski riders ordered to stay away from protected Bryde's whales. 
Oct 12, 2019
Stephff's take on Gen Apirat Kongsompong giving a presentation about Thai security challenges.