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By Prachatai |
<p>On Christmas day, the Criminal Court dismissed all charges against 9 activists who called for an election in front of the MBK department store in January 2018.</p>
By Bamaejuri Sohkhlet, Thidatep Piboon, Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>Abuse in the Thai education system has resurfaced with the death of a student from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 2 days after a teacher made him do 100 squats as a punishment for not doing his homework. It amplifies the calls for education reform and tougher enforcement of regulations to stop violence in schools.</p>
By Thidatep Piboon, Yiamyut Sutthichaya, Thammachart Kri-aksorn |
<p>As adults are asked to behave according to the &lsquo;10 duties of adults&rsquo;, grandparents, parents and public figures have joined the protest held by the Bad Students to help them pressure the Ministry of Education to do more on education reform.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
By PrachataixNew Naratif |
<p>In a collaboration with New Naratif, Prachatai speaks to&nbsp;Tattep &lsquo;Ford&rsquo; Ruangprapaikitseree, secretary general for the Free People Movement and Nuttaa Mahattana, an activist from the We Vote Movement, about what led to these protests and the implications of a renewed youth movement.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Around a hundred people gathered in front of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) yesterday (13 February) for a candlelight vigil to mourn the victims of the Nakhon Ratchasima mass shooting, which took place on Saturday night and Sunday morning (8-9February), and to demand that Gen Apirat Kongsompong take responsibility by resigning from his position as army chief.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Chulalongkorn University and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bangkok celebrated the 30th anniversary of the return of democracy to Czechoslovakia and the 25th anniversary of Czech revolutionary and statesman Václav Havel&rsquo;s visit to Chulalongkorn University with a concert on Saturday night (23 November) and a panel discussion on Monday (25 November).</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) has filed defamation charges&nbsp;against Voice TV host Sirote Klampaiboon and activist Nuttaa Mahattana, most likely for Voice TV&rsquo;s broadcasting on the election day.</p>
By Nuttaa Mahattana |
<div>Nuttaa ‘Bow’ Mahattana, on the second night of her detention with 14 other democracy activists, scribbled a letter on a scrap of paper explaining how their rights have been violated.<br /> </div> <p>1. Were we arrested or did we turn ourselves in?</p>
By Nuttaa &#039;Bow&#039; Mahattana |
<p>I decided to write this letter for you,&nbsp;my&nbsp;little&nbsp;son, and for the many other children&nbsp;who may be confused when you hear the story of&nbsp;“Pai.” You may not understand the disappearance of the once-beautiful world.&nbsp;When you grow up a bit, you will come to be aware of more than your own life and comfort.&nbsp;</p> <p>Pai&nbsp;is a university student and activist.&nbsp;</p>