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A man holds a sign calling for the abolition of Thailand's controversial lese majeste law during a protest in Bangkok. (Photo: UCA News)

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures for Young Thais Facing Decades in Prison

. Accused of insulting Thailand's royal family, a young activist cut his own arm during his trial
If right-wing zealots in the Senate have their way, this is how Thailand's youth would spend their free time. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Right-Wing Zealots Plan ‘Virtuous Council’ to Instill ‘Morality’ into Thai Youths

Morality police are "the last gasp of a declining regime that seeks to reverse the tide of history".
Deserted Thailand Streets During Coronavirus Lockdown

Curfew Could Be Next Covid-19 Restriction to Be Eased, Embattled PM Offers

Under intense fire at Parliament for his mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha threw his critics a bone by saying the...
Thailand Protest Democracy Voters Anti-Government Demonstration Prayut

Bangkok, Pattaya to Hold 1st Local Elections in 8+ Years Nov. 28

Stuck with junta-appointed mayors, councils since 2016, voters finally can exercise democratic rights in city/SAO polls
Thai police face off against largely peaceful anti-government protestors Aug. 16, 2021. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Investigation Demanded into Alleged Use of Live Bullets Vs. Thai Protestors

The police deny it, but live bullets ended up in the brain of an anti-government protestor and the world wants answers. Amnesty International on Friday...
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Thai Police Chief Calls Riot Tactics Against Anti-Gov’t Demonstrators ‘Lawful’

The Royal Thai Police commissioner claimed its hardline, riot-control tactics against now-daily anti-government protests was “lawful” and in accordance with the international standard. Pol. Gen....
Siam BioScience in Pathum Thani, wholly owned by the Crown Property Bureau, will locally manufacture the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

Questioning Thailand’s Slow Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign Can Mean Prison

In their latest judicial action, authorities have charged Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit with royal defamation

‘People Do Not Fear 112 Anymore’: Young Thais Defiant as Gov’t Weaponizes Lese Majeste

Their work overshadowed by a raging second-wave coronavirus outbreak, Thailand authorities are rounding up young, pro-democracy activists and slapping them with lese majeste charges...
Police and yellow-shirted royalists form a line opposing pro-democracy protestors at a demonstration at Bangkok's Democracy Monument last week. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Thai Royalist Arrested for Gun After 6 Pro-Democracy Protestors Shot

Escalating threat of violence to largely peaceful demonstrators comes from both government, yellow shirts
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EXCLUSIVE: English Lyrics & Behind Scenes at Rap Against Dictatorship’s New Video

Tyler Roney goes inside the music and brings RAD's message to the English-speaking world.
Members of the anti-government protest-act Rap Against Dictatorship are filmed during a recent Bangkok street protest for a new video that was released Nov. 13, a day before students groups stage three mass protests. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

3 Protests, MRT Stations Closure to Hit Bangkok Saturday

34 companies of Bangkok cops to flood streets
Yan Eric Marchal, 47, at the Sept. 19, 2020 pro-democracy protest in Bangkok. (Photo: Facebook)

Frenchman Sticks Nose Too Far Into Thai Politics, Threatened with Deportation

A French expat was threatened with deportation and told to delete several Facebook posts for sticking his nose too deeply into Thai politics. Yan Eric...
A protestor holds a "Free PornHub" sign outside the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society in North Bangkok Nov. 3

#SavePornhub About More Than Titillation; It’s About Basic Freedom, Activists Say

Simpletons may call 'block' tempest in teacup, but they're missing the point
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Auntie’s Slap of Teen Girl for Not Standing During Anthem Widens Thailand’s Generational Divide

Whether it was blatant disrespect or just a teenager being a teenager isn’t known, but a withering slap a middle-age woman delivered to the...
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)

Thai Parliament Reopens as Protestors Plan March to German Embassy

Little substance expected from House-Senate joint session as pundits float Prayut replacements
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Clock Ticking to 10 p.m. Saturday Deadline for Thailand PM to Resign

The clock is ticking and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has until 10 p.m. Saturday to resign, or face a new, even-bigger series of pro-democracy...
About 1,000 students and youths protested Oct. 16 at Chiang Mai University (Photo: Will Langston for the Bangkok Herald)

Bangkok Emergency Decree Revoked; Protestors Tell Prayut: ‘Quit by Sunday’

The promised revocation of the emergency decree outlawing protests in Bangkok since Oct. 15 became official at noon, but pro-democracy activists said they have...
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Court Quashes Thailand’s Order to Censor Media Coverage of Protests

The government’s attempt to censor online broadcasts of the pro-democracy protests around the country was foiled by the Criminal Court in a rare case...
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
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 in the...
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 Weekend

Media crackdown launched even as MPs plan talks, special session over protestors demands
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 in a statement by the organizations...
Bangkok Ratchprasong Democracy Student Protests Monutment October 14

History Repeating Itself Now in Ratchprasong as Battle for Democracy Ratchets Up in Thailand

The scenes unfolding today in Bangkok’s Ratchprasong retail district and Wednesday night at the Democracy Monument are ominous reminders of years past, when key...
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 trace their...
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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 commander-in-chief Gen. Chalermpol Srisawat made the...
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