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Young and restless: Protest parallels in Thailand and Hong Kong
by Dene-Hern Chen - October 20, 2020 - 3:11pm
Hong Kong and Thailand have both seen their streets filled with protesters daring to take on an entrenched political elite, and to discuss once-taboo subjects in their push for greater freedoms.
'Their voice is vital': Thai celebs break silence on democracy protests
by Dene-Hern Chen - October 18, 2020 - 1:50pm
Political statements are unusual from Thai celebs, whose lucrative endorsements rely on the billionaire clans that are a pillar of the country's establishment. But some prominent figures broke cover after police...
'We must fight': Thailand's youth take on the establishment
by Dene-Hern Chen - August 13, 2020 - 7:51am
Leaderless, social media-savvy and inspired by Hong Kong's young activists, Thailand's budding pro-democracy movement is intent on overhauling the government, rewriting the constitution and even taking on a law that...
Thailand enters global race for vaccine with trials on monkeys
by Dene-Hern Chen - May 25, 2020 - 5:29pm
Dr. Suchinda Malaivitjitnond, director of the National Primate Research Center of Thailand who oversaw Saturday's vaccine injections to an initial group of 13 monkeys, said she hoped a "Made in Thailand" vaccine...
ASEAN leaders hope for trade deal as economies sag on US-China spat
by Dene-Hern Chen - November 3, 2019 - 9:46am
Southeast Asian leaders meet for a second day in Thailand on Sunday, hoping for a breakthrough in talks over the world's largest trade deal to help throw off the torpor which has gripped the global economy since...
Armed with smartphones, Myanmar e-sports players battle power outages
by Dene-Hern Chen - August 29, 2019 - 6:31pm
ESports star Myint was on the cusp of victory when the screens went dark in the Yangon cafe where he competes, costing him thousands of dollars in missed prize-money and denting his reputation. 
Thailand set for coronation of King Rama X, first in 69 years
by Dene-Hern Chen - May 2, 2019 - 6:26pm
Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be crowned this weekend in a pageantry-laden ceremony flecked by Hindu and Buddhist ritual, as Rama X furthers his primacy over one of the world's richest monarchies...
UN asks Australia to consider Saudi teen for 'refugee resettlement'
by Dene-Hern Chen - January 9, 2019 - 3:35pm
The UN has said an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family is a legitimate refugee and has asked Australia to resettle her, Canberra said Wednesday, as the Twitter-led campaign to grant her asylum edged towards...
Thai court rejects bid to block deportation of Saudi woman
by Dene-Hern Chen - January 7, 2019 - 5:25pm
A Thai court Monday rejected an attempt to block the deportation of a Saudi woman who made a desperate plea for asylum, saying she feared for her life after escaping an abusive family.
Thai junta lifts ban on political campaigning ahead of 2019 elections
by Dene-Hern Chen - December 11, 2018 - 4:13pm
Thailand's junta on Tuesday lifted a ban on political campaigning ahead of 2019 elections, more than four years after the restriction was imposed following the kingdom's latest coup.
Thailand immigrant crackdown eyes 'dark-skinned people'
by Dene-Hern Chen - October 21, 2018 - 4:49pm
Allegedly aimed at busting visa abusers and illegal migrants, a Thai police operation called "X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner" has raised questions about racial profiling and fears for asylum-seekers caught in its web.
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