In Thailand’s upcoming election, a new wave of young radicals is shaking up the political landscape. These young activists are challenging the traditional political order with their progressive ideas and outspoken voices.
With Thailand’s history of political instability and military coups, these young radicals are calling for a more democratic and transparent government. They are pushing for greater accountability, human rights protections, and social justice.
Among the most prominent of these young radicals is Parit Chiwarak, known as “Penguin” to his followers. Chiwarak is a student activist who has been arrested multiple times for participating in protests and speaking out against the government.
Another leader of the movement is Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, who gained international attention for reading a 10-point manifesto at a protest in August 2020, calling for reform of the monarchy, which is traditionally seen as untouchable in Thai society.
Despite facing opposition and even arrests, these young activists are inspiring a new generation of Thais to become engaged in politics and demand change. The upcoming election will be a crucial test of their influence and impact on Thailand’s political future.