ThaiChana Thailand Checkin App Central World Shoping Mall Covid-19 Contact Tracing App

5.1 million sacrifice privacy to Thai Chana virus-tracing app in first...

More than 5 million people used the government’s new Thai Chana mobile app to check in to shopping malls and other retailers in its...
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Thailand’s Leaders Grasping at Straws to Keep Bars Closed, Alcohol Out...

Analysis: With community transmission of Covid-19 at zero and contact-tracing in place, the junta leaders can't justify their war on booze
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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
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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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Love in the Time of Covid: Rubber Gloves, Face Masks Join...

"There is no greater glory than to die for love."
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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
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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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
Mock body bags lay on a picture of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to depict casualties of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, during an anti-government march from Democracy Monument to Government House, in Bangkok July 18.

‘Fake News’ Crackdown a Last Gasp From Thailand’s Failing Gov’t Unable...

Unable to stop a raging pandemic and fearful of a public uprising, ex-coup leaders look to jail those publishing even the truth.
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‘No One Said the Country Would Reopen Oct. 1’ – So...

First, it’s Oct. 1. Then it’s Oct. 15. Some “academics” say it should be Nov. 1. Now? No one can really say.
Sukhumvit Road, the main street through Bangkok's tourist, business and commercial area, is all but deserted before 8 p.m. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Oct. 1 Is Here, But What’s Really Changed?

Relaxed restrictions are still restrictions. Thailand still failing to "live with Covid-19"
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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...
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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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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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For Tatmadaw, Rohingyas Can Be the Key to Legitimacy

With eyes fixated on the ongoing Afghan debacle and America’s messy withdrawal from the infamous ‘graveyard of empire’, the world might have missed a...
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