Bangkok’s Main Airport Being Used as Vaccine Center

Thailand thought it had escaped the worst of the public health crisis posed by the novel coronavirus through border closure, which has instead crippled its economy. A new wave of the coronavirus infections has killed 400 people since April 1, though, the deadliest wave so ...

How COVID-19 Is Straining Human Rights in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines

Stay-home orders in the Philippines didn’t work for lower-class people who rely on short term jobs for family income. They went out in 2020 despite the pandemic and despite the rules. Eventually tens of thousands were arrested and jailed in conditions that raise their risk ...

Thailand Protesters Defy State of Emergency With Massive Anti-Government Rally

Thousands of demonstrators have defied a state of emergency the Thai prime minister declared in response to massive protests demanding his resignation and reform of the country’s constitutional monarchy.Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha signed the decree late Wednesday night after tens of thousands of protesters marched ...

Anti-Government Protests Mount in Thailand as Young Thais Demand Change

Anti-government “flash mobs” have spread across Thailand as tech savvy youth demand democratic reforms as the country staggers forward in the initial stages of COVID-19 recovery. The number of rallies has increased in the kingdom, with more than 40 anti-government protests organized on short notice since ...

Thailand Faces Record Drought

For some Thais who are turning on their faucets this month, what they are getting in return is a stream of salty water. The seawater intrusion, into Thailand’s lower-level rivers and reservoirs, is just one of the many effects this season as the Southeast Asian ...

Thailand Touted for Rare Move to Drop Chinese Plan for Mekong River

Rights groups and researchers have welcomed Thailand’s decision to cancel a Beijing-backed project to dredge and blow open a shallow and rocky stretch of the Mekong River along the Thai-Lao border.The move is a rare victory for groups and communities fighting to save Southeast Asia’s ...

Zsombor Peter

Rights Groups Urge Thai Government to Curb Powers in New Cybersecurity Act

Rights groups and IT industry advocates are calling on Thai lawmakers to amend a new Cybersecurity Act that they say gives the government virtually unchecked power to monitor online data.The law sailed through an appointed Parliament unopposed in February, in the final months of the ...

Top Generals From Cambodia, Thailand Meet to Discuss Border Security

Enhancing cross-border security topped the agenda at a meeting between high ranking military officials from Cambodia and Thailand last week.Gen. Pol Saroeun, the Cambodian commander-in-chief, met with Gen. Thanchaiyan Srisuwan, head of the Thai military, on Friday (June 22) at the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces ...

Aun Chhengpor

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