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  • LEARNING

    Taking no chances

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 17/11/2010

    » Thai authorities left nothing to chance as they extradited alleged arms smuggler Viktor Bout yesterday.

  • NEWS

    Thaksin faces lese majeste peril

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 07/10/2017

    » Public prosecutors have decided to indict former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on a lese majeste charge and vowed to revive pending criminal cases against him under a new organic law that allows for the trials of fugitive politicians to be held in absentia.

  • NEWS

    Fresh law sinks Yingluck appeal hope, ends career

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 29/09/2017

    » A new law that takes immediate effect closes the door completely on former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's tiny chance of appealing against her five-year jail sentence.

  • OPINION

    'Shakespeare' must live

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 15/08/2017

    » Re: "Court cites national security to extend 'Shakespeare' ban," (BP, Aug 12). As makers of the films in question, we're writing to thank you for printing the news of our struggle for cinematic freedom. However, there is a small error of fact regarding the documentary we made while fighting the censors to rescind the ban on our Macbeth movie Shakespeare Must Die. Censor Must Die (sic, not 'Censors Must Die') was indeed submitted to the Board of Film Censors, which made the historic ruling citing Article 27(1) of the Royal Edict on Film & Video 2008 that "films made from events that actually happened" do not need to go through the censorship process. Significantly, this set a legal precedent which means that purist documentaries are now exempt from censorship. While we will indeed test this ruling soon with our next documentary film, we have not yet done so.

  • OPINION

    'Boss', 'Pai' and the casino of (in)justice

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 29/07/2017

    » Place your bets on what's going to happen first: Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya being brought to court, or Jatupat "Pai Dao Din" Boonpattararaksa being granted bail.

  • OPINION

    Inconvenient evils

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/07/2017

    » Re: "Manas case all too rare", (Editorial, July 21).

  • NEWS

    Rights group asks Germany to arrest CIA deputy director

    Associated Press, Published on 07/06/2017

    » BERLIN -- A civil rights group is asking German authorities to issue an arrest warrant for the recently appointed deputy director of the CIA over claims she oversaw the torture of terrorism suspects 15 years ago.

  • NEWS

    Whitewash at Chiang Saen

    News, Published on 02/10/2016

    » Last week, word reached the upper echelons of power that a movie was being released in Hong Kong and the cold sweat was obvious.

  • NEWS

    Mission to India

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 13/06/2016

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha can expect a warm welcome when he arrives in India on Thursday, but no endorsement, implicit or explicit, of the military regime he heads.

  • NEWS

    New Fifa boss 'dismayed' by Panama Papers fallout

    Sports, Published on 07/04/2016

    » GENEVA: Fifa president Gianni Infantino has defended his reputation after reports that he signed a Champions League broadcasting contract in 2006 with an offshore registered marketing agency implicated last year in the Fifa bribery scandal.

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