Stop Moaning About Pattaya Beach Trees: They’re Not Special & Project...

Critics have short memories: Trees are replaced regularly. And while it looks bad, the project must start now, or leave Pattaya Beach uncompetitive for years.
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Thailand Aflutter Over News Bars Reopening July 1, But Date, Details...

Thai news and social media are agog over a July 1 end to Thailand's lockdown, but it's far from certain.
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Why do Thailand’s Rich, Powerful Get Away With Murder?

UCA News' Benjamin Freeman argues laws apply only to those who don't have enough money or influence to flout them
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Thailand Vaccine Board Outlines 3-Prong Strategy for Ensuring Long-Term Covid-19 Vaccine...

With headlines across Thailand rightfully condemning the government for its slow procurement of Covid-19 vaccines and relying on inefficient vaccines, such as China’s SinoVac,...
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German’s ‘Greatest Adventure’ Was Trying – and Failing – to Get...

A 1st-person tale of how Thomas Hansen was repeatedly rejected by both the CoE & Thailand Pass systems prompting him to holiday elsewhere.
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Farang Forward: Expats Swap Keyboards for Fanny Packs to Join Thai...

Foreigners don't get a vote, so why don't they mind their own business?

Does Thailand’s ‘New Normal’ Mean ‘Mindless Panic’?

It would be easy to laugh off the overreaction to Rayong's health scare as silly “Thainess”. But it’s more sinister than that.
The Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric project where a dam failed in Laos in 2018.

Laos Slides Closer to Puppet State as China Grab Control of...

Analysis: UCA News' Luke Hunt says years of reckless spending and a Chinese debt trap have left Thailand's neighbor on thin ice
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In Defense of Mixing Vaccines: Thai Health Officials Make Their Case

By Silada Lydia Rojratanakiat To maximize the usefulness of every tool available for the pandemic response, Thailand is exploring the advantages of combining doses of...
A woman sits outside closed businesses on Pattaya Beach Road Aug. 30 (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thais Facing Economic Ruin with Both Covid-19, Government to Blame

By James Lovelock Millions of Thais facing poverty and financial ruin not only have the devastating Covid-19 crisis to blame, but their own government as...
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Of Bubbles, Viruses and Thailand’s Reality Distortion Field

The CCSA rejected the Cabinet's 'travel bubble' plan because it didn't include lengthy quarantines. That's the entire point of them.

‘Test & Go’ Is a Lie: Thailand’s Reopening to Choke on...

. You can't just get a test and go. It takes weeks of preplanning and thousands of baht insurance and 1-2 nights quarantine.
Thousands of student-age protestors face off against Thai police at Bangkok's Pathumwan intersection Oct. 16. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Prayut, It’s Time to Go

UCA News’ Benjamin Freeman argues Thailand’s PM has overstayed his welcome with crackdown on peaceful student protesters
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Don’t Believe Anutin: Thailand Not Getting 32m Pfizer Doses in Q4

False claim proves public health minister knows almost as little about calendars and truth as he does about managing the coronavirus epidemic.
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Thai Army Proves as Inept at Online Propaganda as It Is...

Analysis: No, disinformation against a your own citizens isn't normal. That the army bungled it so badly doesn't make it less wrong.
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Thailand Gov’t Befuddled by Severe Public-Health Crisis

Guest commentator Michael James reasons that the government's incompetence in quashing the coronavirus epidemic is setting the scene for a regime change, one way or another.
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Thailand Again Scapegoats Burmese, with Razor Wire, Calls for Reporting of...

It's not the first, nor will be the last, time Thais blame Myanmar neighbors for own failings
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Thailand’s Alcohol Laws a Cocktail of Confusion

This commentary by Barry Kenyon first appeared in the Pattaya Mail, a Bangkok Herald partner. Thailand has always had a love-hate relationship with alcoholic...
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No Singing, No Dancing, No Lady Drinks: Proposed Thailand Bar-Reopening Rules...

Analysis: Writers of 18 proposed health restrictions straight out of 'Footloose' living in a fantasy world
Riot police line up to disperse protestors at Bangkok's Ratchprasong intersection Oct. 15.

End Game Uncertain as Pro-Democracy Movement Meets Immovable Gov’t Force

On 3rd night of protests, demonstrators blasted with water cannons, batons. Where activists go from here unclear
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How Thailand’s Bars Re-Open

The cover price for a night out in post-lockdown Bangkok will be sacrificing anonymity and accepting restrictions on human interactions

PHOTO VIEW: Pattaya’s Nightlife Reopens, Proving Bar Closure Order a Farce

One might be able to rationalize how a Soi 7 beer bar offering up quick-slop Thai food could be considered a restaurant, but in...
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Nowhere Is Safe: SE Asia’s Strongmen Conspiring to Disappear Activists

Commentary: Even when they escape their own countries, pro-democracy activists often pay with their lives writes James Lovelock
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Thailand Thinks Dragging Out Pandemic, Restrictions Will Make Covid-19 Endemic

. Futile effort to slow omicron by forcing antigen tests on everyone everywhere has corrupt cops rubbing hands
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Exactly Where Does Facebook Think It Can Sue Thailand?

Analysis: The social network's lawsuit threat is a joke, and its critics know it
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