Thai General Elections Tentatively Set for Early Next Year

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) has set a tentative window for general elections to be held early next year–February 24th at the earliest and May 5th at the latest. “We are ready to hold an election, […]

Majority of Thais Support Medical Marijuana Use, According to New Poll

A majority of Thais–72%–believe that cannabis should be legalized for medical use across the country, according to a poll carried out by the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida). The Nida poll asked 1,250 Thai […]

Thai Junta Leader: Elections to be Held Next Year… Maybe

The leader of Thailand ruling military junta, Prayuth Chan-ocha, in a recent speech, repeated his previous declaration that elections will be held in early 2019, but he added one caveat this time, saying that if […]

Government Backs Down on Khao San Road Regulations, Vendors to Propose New Ones

Just one week after Thai officials approved strict regulations on Khao San Road street vendors that caused outrage and a much more dead atmosphere on the famous tourist and nightlife strip, the government has relented […]

Human Trafficking and Prostitution Still Rampant in Thailand, Report Says

Despite a host of laws and crackdowns targeting human trafficking–primarily for prostitution–by the ruling military junta in recent years, the problem is still widespread, according to rights groups. The two rights groups who did the […]

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