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Sensing Distant Powers along the Mekong

Mekong Dreaming: Life and Death along a Changing River, by Andrew Alan Johnson (Durham: Duke University Press, 2020).

reviewed by Leo Coleman, City University of New York… 1,177 more words

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Flight restrictions

Myanmar banned international flights at the end of March and has been trying to quarantine the thousands of migrant workers returning from Thailand by land. But some fear it may be too late. 203 more words

Explore hidden gems outside Bangkok

Discover why the Chao Phraya River between Bang Pa-in and Pathum Thani is well-loved by culture enthusiasts

The other day when I learned that the Tourism Society, an academic network of communities that run tourism operations, was planning an outing to Ban Sala Daeng Nuea and nearby sites of interest, my heart leapt with joy. 1,775 more words


Watana sentenced to 99 years in jail, allowed bail

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions has sentenced former social development and human security minister Watana Muangsook to 99 years in jail for demanding bribes in a low-cost housing project. 228 more words


'This country belongs to the people': why young Thais are no longer afraid to take on the monarchy

Wason Wanichakorn/AP

Greg Raymond, Australian National University

Thousands of Thai students turned out over the weekend to protest in Bangkok — the latest gathering in a long-simmering movement against the power structures that hold sway in Thailand. 1,008 more words