The Nation (Thailand)

About The Nation (Thailand)

The Nation is a broadsheet, English-language daily newspaper founded in 1971 and published in Bangkok, Thailand.

Politics

Thai cabinet announced and endorsed

Former coup leader and despot will be prime minister and defence minister.

Politics

Thai senate denies activist attacks, promises investigations

Senators warn of street protests if Ja New’s attackers go free.

Diplomacy

Include Rohingya in talks on repatriation: rights groups

Asean urged to use its influence on Myanmar to seek accountability for atrocities and ensure their safe return.

Diplomacy

Weighty agenda for Asean meet

ASEAN summit due to begin this week in Bangkok.

Culture and society

Many hurdles before cannabis oil is legal in Thailand

Thailand legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes at the start of the year.

Diplomacy, Headline-2

The Rohingya need an answer

Myanmar and Asean neighbours plough ahead with plans to repatriate refugees, ignoring concerns of the stateless minority.

Headline-1, Politics

Junta chief returns as Thai prime minister

General Prayuth was voted in by parliament late Wednesday.

Politics

Thai pro-junta party unable to announce coalition, yet

Phalang Pracharat still short on seats to form coalition.

Headline-2, Politics

Slim majority means tough time head for Thai parliament

Hard-fought wins in lower house point to tough times ahead for next government.

Politics

Pro-junta bloc says it’s ready to form a government

The group claims deal with Democrats, Bhumjaithai parties.

Headline-2, Politics

Junta loyalists pack Senate in Thailand

The senate will have a key role to play in choosing the next prime minister.

Politics

‘Swing’ bloc holds the key to forming government in Thailand

Anti junta camp remains optimistic; Bhumjaithai says it is yet to decide.

Culture and society

Thai King names general as his queen

King Maha Vajiralongkorn has named General Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya as the Queen, the Royal Gazette announced on Wednesday.

Politics

Opposition warns Thai Election Commission to not show favourtism

The Election Commission has come under pressure from all quarters for alleged biases.

Politics

Thanathorn baffled by sedition warrant

The leader of the Thai progressive party could face up to 7 years in jail.

Business, Current affairs

Haze hits Songkran hotel bookings in Chiang Mai

Smog levels in the northern Thai city are at an all time high.

Headline-2, Politics

Anti-junta camp says it has numbers to form govt

Leaders of six parties issued a joint statement that they will block the junta’s moves to remain in power.

Politics

Thai EC threatened with lawsuits, impeachment over alleged irregularities

Irregularities during the election campaign include impossible voter turnout (over 100 per cent) and alleged miscounting.

Analysis, Current affairs

No sign of concrete policies for conflict in Thailand’s restive south

Parties offer few if any answers for a 15-year-old deadly insurgency that successive govts have failed to quell.

Politics

Will Sunday’s election ease or aggravate the conflict?

Sunday’s upcoming election will be the first poll Thailand has held since the military took over in 2014.

Politics

Banned party’s supporters urged to vote for ‘democratic camp’

The party and its executive was dissolved and banned from politics for 10 years.

Politics

Judges rule unanimously to dissolve Thai Raksa Chart.

Judges said the party’s decision to run the princess was a ‘threat to monarchy’.

Politics

Pheu Thai No 1 choice, but well short of majority

If the former ruling party cannot find a way to majority either through the election or a coalition, it may mean more military rule.

Diplomacy

Australia calls for release of refugee footballer in Thailand

The Bahraini exile faces torture and persecution should he be extradited to his homeland.

Current affairs, Environment

Worsening smog forces Bangkok school closures

Bangkokians told to shelter indoor as smog and haze grips the city.

Culture and society, Politics

Bodies of anti-monarchy activists found in Thailand

DNA tests confirm identities; both found strangled and drowned in river; activist not heard from since December 12.

Culture and society, Current affairs

Deadly Thailand temple attack a war crime, says rights group

Human Rights Watch on Saturday said the deadly attack on civilians in a place of worship in Narathiwat province is a war crime.

Culture and society

Bangkok grapple with shortage of masks as smog smothers city

The Thai government is trying to resolve a dangerous air pollution problem in Bangkok, by seeding clouds to produce rain and using water cannons to clean streets and the air.

Politics

No change in road map to election, Thai junta assures

Thai junta chief is resisting calls to postpone elections until after King’s coronation in May.

Headline-2, Opinion, Politics

Thailand staggering back towards democracy

With political restrictions eased, confidence is stirring that the people’s voice will be heard again in two months’ time.

Analysis

Measles kills 18 in Southern Thailand

At least 2,280 people were infected and 18 killed by Measles in the mainly Muslim border provinces in the south of Thailand this year.

Economics, Politics

Myanmar arrests three Eleven Media journalist

Three senior journalists arrested by police after an investigation into alleged local government corruption.

Curiosity

Thailand to legalize medicinal marijuana

Agencies step up research, confident law will be changed; recreational use to be illegal.

Analysis, Environment

Thai seafood giant to address slavery issues at UN

Thailand’s progress in promoting human rights in the fishing industry will be addressed in a panel session on modern slavery and human trafficking at the United Nations General Assembly by seafood giants Thai Union.

Environment, News

Climate Change: Four years is all we have

Grim reports on climate change say act now or be ready for catastrophe.

News

Thai elections on February 24, maintains government

Political observers remain sceptical citing Junta’s flawed record of keeping promises.

Curiosity

Ten arrested in Thailand for sharing rape allegations about resort island

Ten Facebook users who shared content regarding a rape claim on Koh Tao island have been arrested for allegedly violating the Computer Crime Act in Thailand.

Curiosity

They’re all out! Mission Accomplished!

Rescuers lead final four boys and their coach to freedom.

Opinion, Politics

West has judged Prayut – soon it’s Thailand’s turn

Critics of the junta left dismayed by his warm reception in France and Britain should remember there’s an election coming.

Opinion, Politics

Thai junta was no good for anyone

After four years of military rule, we are back where we were, and our neighbours have moved on.

Diplomacy, News, Opinion

Assad is heedless of the timid West

Saturday’s missile strikes on Syria were so restrained as to be utterly ineffective.

Opinion, Politics

The cult of Prayut Chan-o-cha

Support is growing for the general’s continued role as premier, but there’s a catch that’s being overlooked.

Economics, Opinion

Workers’ disrupted future could be quite rosy

Far from being a major problem, the increase in artificial intelligence can contribute to the work place.