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    Soldier fired in 'self-defence' in Lahu death

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 21/03/2017

    » The Royal Thai Police (RTP) has insisted the extrajudicial killing of a Lahu activist, who they say was linked to drug trafficking, was carried out in self-defence.

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    Marine police 'opened fire in self-defence'

    News, Bangkok Post, Published on 18/09/2015

    » The national police chief yesterday insisted marine police were acting in self-defence when they shot at a group of Vietnamese fishing boats allegedly attacking them in Thai waters.

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    Cambodia protests killings by Thai soldiers

    Published on 12/02/2015

    » PHNOM PENH — Cambodian opposition party lawmakers have written a letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to protest against alleged extrajudicial killings of Cambodians in Thailand, according to a copy of the letter released Thursday.

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    South African wins Miss Universe, Thailand in Top 5

    Published on 27/11/2017

    » Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, was crowned Miss Universe after the elimination of Miss Thailand Mareeya Poonlertlarp in the best showing by a Thai contestant in 29 years.


    The cook did it

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 12/10/2015

    » Men perform more major crimes than women, but women are catching up. Calling females the weaker sex is an outmoded term. In novels and films, the butler didn't do it, but the cook did. Motives are much the same: lust, greed revenge, ambition or self-defence.


    Half a spy thriller

    Life, Published on 20/10/2014

    » Wars, the death of soldiers and civilians, are fought for a variety of reasons: some making more sense than others. Self defence is the most legitimate. All combatants, attempting to take the moral high ground, make that claim. Even that they are fighting God's battles.


    Women on wheels delivering change in India

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 04/09/2017

    » When Parvati Kumari, 21, went out to deliver KFC chicken for the first time to a house in Lucknow in March, she was scared and nervous.


    In a void of thoughts

    Life, Pimchanok Phungbun Na Ayudhya, Published on 08/02/2016

    » In a time of self-censorship, when the free mind is blocked, people are restricting their own expression, out of fear. With scepticism, I question how loudly one is allowed to think in such an Orwellian society. When a major political protest took place in March 2009, a Facebook friend asked me openly on my wall if I was a "red shirt" or a "yellow shirt" supporter. I did not answer. Yes, self-censorship. This might have been the very beginning where I -- as an individual -- started to keep my mouth shut. Instead of expressing my opinions, I choose to bottle up my thoughts and keep mum when it comes to politics.

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    Highlights of the Week

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 31/08/2012

    » Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwannatat appears to have resolved his conflict in his ministry with his abrupt transfer of three generals. But Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi is caught in a three-way war of words with the City Hall and a group of water experts on the flood prevent plan. In the deep South, militants went on bomb-planting spree to mark their national day.


    Suu Kyi's sad neglect

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/11/2016

    » It takes a unique grievance to inspire linked demonstrations across Southeast Asia and beyond. But last Friday, in half a dozen cities including Bangkok, protests occurred at the embassies of neighbour and fellow Asean member Myanmar. The focus was the recent escalation of violence against Rohingya people in the western state of Rakhine. The peaceful protesters, mostly from Muslim groups, were outraged at Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

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