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Tell us about your “Life Under Dictatorship”

Life Under Dictatorship is our new section chronicling how people live under Thailand’s military dictatorship. We are looking for

  • observations about how dictatorship affects your life, or those of others
  • personal accounts of encounters with the military/authorities
  • reflections on the nature of living under a military dictatorship

You can submit contributions directly and anonymously using the link below.




Nakhon Phanom community demands justice from SEZ development

NAKHON PHANOM - For years Simala Hongsamanut has run a noodle shop at the spot where a four-lane highway meets...

Betraying my heritage: the riddles of Chinese and Lao

What does is mean to be championing the revindication of Lao ethnicity when one is not in fact Lao, asks Peera Songkünnatham in this personal essay on identity and belonging.

OUR READERS’ VIEWS: Decentralization of power

A readers' survey on three core issues for government: taxation, governance, and public services.

OUR READERS’ VIEWS: What party and what next prime minister would you chose?

The results of our first readers' survey are surprising, and suggest a shift of political attitudes and an openness to new parties.

The parable of the poisoned arrow: Thailand 4.0 edition

The junta's "Thailand 4.0" policy might turn out to be a poisoned arrow for the people in the Northeast.