In Thailand, 7-11 convenience stores are becoming ubiquitous. While many appreciate the fast and accessible services, impacts on small business and local suppliers are mixed.
Prayut Chan-Ocha looks likely to win enough support to continue as Prime Minister. However, pro-democracy parties have made big inroads and could check his power.
Thailand has made progress on migrant’s rights in recent years. With the formation of a new government around the corner, leaders should build upon the momentum.
As condominiums spring up across the skyline, many young professionals are enjoying the perks of convenient, modern, and relatively affordable housing options. But what happens to established neighbourhoods when land is bought for development?
Thailand’s anti-corruption agency cleared former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of one of four outstanding graft charges. What happens next?
An uneven playing field, limited transparency in the vote-counting process and playing on voters’ fears of instability, Palang Pracharat casts shadows over Thailand’s first elections in eight years.
Thailand’s left will likely see significant wins in next week’s elections, despite a court ban on a key opposition party. As the varied opposition parties are still comparatively strong, the court’s ban has accomplished little but to undermine the elections in favour of preserving the status quo.
Last week Thailand’s national assembly passed a new Cybersecurity Law law that grants the government broad powers to access internet users’ data. Critics say the law’s vague language could be used to violate rights to freedom of speech and expression.
Last week, the King of Thailand blocked Princess Ubolratana from running for Prime Minister. As pro-junta groups seek to capitalize on this misstep by a pro-reform party, they could derail the elections.
This week, pollution in Bangkok reached dangerous levels. As the government rushed to implement short-term fixes, Bangkok is left crying out for a dynamic, government-wide approach to tackling pollution.