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Vegan fashion brands in Asia you should follow on Instagram

Ipsita Kabiraj, Prestige – 15 February 2021 Sustainability is the new trend, with fashion-forward thinkers looking to incorporate their ethics into their style. This article in Prestige highlights the key vegan Asian brands to follow on Instagram that are looking to interrupt the chain of fast, cruel and wasteful fashion. Read the full article here.

Paint, Poems and Protest Anthems: Myanmar’s Coup Inspires the Art of Defiance

Hannah Beech, New York Times – 17 February 2021 This article in New York Times paints the picture of Myanmar protests that resemble a carnival rather than an uprising. With graffiti artists spraying walls, poets writing defiant verses, cartoonists drawing government and military figures and dancers twirling with no inhibition, the citizens of Myanmar are…

4 Expats Who Started Successful Businesses During COVID

Shada Vijitkasemkij, Tatler Thailand- 26 January 2021 Embarking on a new business venture during a global pandemic may seem like self-jeopardy to those without the entrepreneurial mindset, however four expats in Thailand have done just that. They tell Tatler Thailand why ‘fortune favours the brave’. Read the full article here.

Thailand 2020 investment applications at over 480 billion baht led by E&E and food – BOI

Bangkok Post – 10 February 2021 Although Covid-19 has been detrimental for their economy which relies heavily on tourism, Thailand’s agriculture and food, electric and electronics and medical sectors seen a surge in investment applications in 2020. This article in Bangkok Post explains how this was helped by the Thailand Board of Investment’s investment promotion…

Thailand legalises early abortions; pro-choice groups want more

Zsombor Peter, Aljazeera – 9 February 2021 Until now in Thailand, women were only permitted to have an abortion if the pregnancy was a result of rape or posed serious mental or physical risk to either the mother or the baby. This law makes Thailand one of the most progressive states in the region considering…

Thailand’s monarchy must learn to coexist with democracy

Panarat Anamwathana, Nikkei Asia – 3 February 2021 In this article on Nikkei Asia, Anamwathana presents an analogy of a historical battle to explain the dispute between Thailand’s Monarchy and its citizens over who built the nation, however the author states that both can share a role in this and the monarchy should coexist with…

Thai protesters angry at royal insults law and want monarchy reform

BusinessDay – 10 February 2021 Protests in Thailand originally planned for showing solidarity with the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar turned into a show of opposition against the country’s lese-majesty law as protestors called for a reform of the monarchy. This article in BusinessDay describes the scenes in Bangkok as the youth-led protests were met with…

UN rights experts alarmed by rise in use of lèse-majesté laws in Thailand

UN News – 8 February 2021 Thailand’s fragile democracy has been further tested with their controversial lese-majeste law. This law prohibiting citizens from insulting the country’s royal family has been condemned worldwide, however a stark rise in its usage has caused the UN to express concern over its restriction of freedom of speech in the…