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Protestors March on Gov’t House as Thai PM Offers to Rescind...

Prayut conditions de-escalation on demonstrators resisting violence, but skirmishes with police flare Wednesday night
Scenes from the front lines of Thailand's pro-democracy student protests, Oct. 16, 2020 at Victory Monument (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Photo View: On the Front Lines of Thailand’s Pro-Democracy Protests

Thailand’s panicked response to peaceful protests has been unrelenting, but none of that touched young protestors this weekend. The Herald’s Tyler Roney walked among them and captured the scene.
Marking his return to the pro-democracy movement, Sirawith "Ja Niew" Serithiwat speaks to young students at Bangkok's Kasertsart intersection Monday.

Fallen Hero, Ja Niew, Returns to Fire Up New Generation of...

Three weeks ago, Sirawith Serithiwat stood on the steps of the Pattaya Provincial Courthouse, closing a chapter in the fight for democracy...
Pattaya saw a mirror protest to the larger one in Bangkok on Oct. 15. (Photo: Pattaya Mail with permission)

Political Protests Last Thing Battered Pattaya Locals Want to See

Pattaya’s hungry and unemployed still line up daily for food handouts. More businesses are closing by the week. The last thing many...
Tens of thousands of youthful demonstrators rally at Bangkok's Victory Monument Oct. 18. (Photo: Peeradon Ariyanukooltorn)

Protest Ball in Government’s Court as Thailand Takes Breath After Tense...

Media crackdown launched even as MPs plan talks, special session over protestors demands
About 1,000 students and youths protested Oct. 16 at Chiang Mai University (Photo: Will Langston for the Bangkok Herald)

Chiang Mai Students Rally to Support Battered Bangkok Protest Brethren

Even as pro-democracy protestors faced off against in riot police with batons, shields and water cannons in Bangkok, fellow university students in...
Riot police use water cannons on peaceful, unarmed students protestors in Bangkok Oct. 16.

7 University Organizations Condemn Violent Gov’t Response to Friday Protest

Eight university students’ organizations condemned the crackdown on demonstrators at Bangkok’s Pathumwan intersection Friday. The condemnation was conveyed Saturday...
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
Bangkok Ratchprasong Democracy Student Protests Monutment October 14

History Repeating Itself Now in Ratchprasong as Battle for Democracy Ratchets...

The scenes unfolding today in Bangkok’s Ratchprasong retail district and Wednesday night at the Democracy Monument are ominous reminders of years past,...
Members of the ultraroyalist Center for People Protecting the Monarchy protest Oct. 12 in front a Bangkok business owned by prominent progressive politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit in Bangkok.

Oblivious to Irony, Chinese-Thai Royalists Attack Progressives with Racist, Sexist Insults

The ultraconservative backlash against the pro-democracy movement in Thailand has taken a racist turn, despite the dumbfounding irony that most of royalists...
Thailand Sea Bridge Thai Hua Hin Pattaya Sattahip

Broke Thailand Mulls Spending Trillion Baht on Unneeded ‘Bridges to Nowhere’

Government doesn't have cash to pay for rail-crossing signals, but still wants to build sea & land bridges
After 6 Years, Police Finally Raid Thailand's Biggest Online Gambling Network

After 6 Years, Police Finally Raid Thailand’s Biggest Online Gambling...

Police on Tuesday raided the headquarters for nine well-known gambling websites, arresting their alleged operators and impounding cash and assets worth about...
Twitter Thai Army Democracy Protests Disinformation

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.
Similan Islands Phangnga Thailand Scuba Diving National Park

Similan Islands Reopen Thursday After Extended Break

Thailand’s premier scuba-diving destination reopens Thursday following its coronavirus-lengthened shutdown. The Oct. 15 reopening of Mu Koh Similan National...

Death Toll Jumps to 20 in Chachoengsao Bus-Train Wreck

The death toll from this morning’s collision between a freight train and tour bus in Chachoengsao rose to 20 with more than...
Children playing outside bars filled with sex workers are not uncommon in Pattaya. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Pattaya Granddaughter Sold for Sex to Pay Gambling Debt Forces Reckoning...

Once common, practice of trafficking daughters into sex trade lingers among Thailand's poor
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Thailand’s Top Solider Vows to Stay Out of Politics

Thailand’s new military chief said he has no interest in meddling in politics and toppling elected governments. Armed forces...
Thailand Polling Election Station Booth Vote

6+ Years After Coup, Thailand to Hold Local Elections

More than a year after democracy was supposedly restored to Thailand – at least in name – government authorities who overthrew the...
Thailand Schools Abuse Preschool Sarasas Nonthaburi Filipino Teacher-1

Thailand’s Dirty Little Secret Slips as Videos Expose Child Abuse in...

Revelations of apparent systematic abuse at Sarasas schools has created a firestorm
Thailand Teachers Demand Safety Students Abuse

Teachers Group Demands Schools Be Made Safer for Students

A group of teachers called on the Education Ministry and school operators to tackle abuse and safety issues on campus.

Photo View: Repairs Underway on Storm-Ravaged Pattaya Beaches

Repairs are underway on Pattaya’s beaches after the city was hit with some of the worst flooding of the rainy season over...
TAT Runs Special Train Junket for Foreign Diplomats

TAT Treats Foreign Diplomats, Business Leaders to 5-Star Junket to Hua...

VIPs get special train, gourmet meals other tourists won't experience
Chiang Mai Cannabis Factory Raid Japanese

Japanese ‘Seed to Bottle’ Cannabis Oil Factory Raided in Chiang Mai

Thai police and Japanese embassy personnel raided a “seed to bottle” cannabis oil factory in Chiang Mai, arresting a Japan national and...
Two albino barking deer went missing, leading to the probe that resulted in the ZPO chief's murder.

Thailand’s Zoo Director Shot Investigating Missing Exotic Animals in Songkhla

A Songkhla zoo employee under investigation in the disappearance of two albino barking deer shot dead the director-general of the Zoological Park...

‘We’re Running Out of Time’: Chiang Mai High Schoolers Want Political...

'Drowning in poverty and inequality submerged by capitalism and elites ... would be worse than death itself'
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