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    Asean 'must bolster maritime strength'

    News, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 04/12/2018

    » As the chair of Asean next year, Thailand needs to push for a strong initiative on the Code of Conduct (COC) to show the regional bloc's strength in the maritime domain, a Japanese security expert said on Monday.

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    The third path

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 23/04/2018

    » Rooted in traditional norms and religious beliefs dating back centuries, our world has long accepted gender as a binary concept consisting of two identities: male and female. Thus, only those whose gender identities match their birth-sex enjoy fundamental human rights.

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    Ajarn Ben's Southeast Asian analyses still enlighten

    News, Philip J Cunningham, Published on 15/12/2015

    » When I studied with Benedict Anderson at Cornell University in 1974, he seemed the quintessential absent-minded professor; at once erudite and bookish, idealistic and dreamy-eyed. The fact he had just been kicked out of Indonesia only added to his aura. Giving lectures about coups and counter-coups and revolutionary martyrs, he'd pace the front of the classroom in clunky boots and mismatched outfits, captivating class attention with his soft but mellifluous Irish-accented voice.

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    Caught in the madness of the system

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 08/05/2016

    » The solider pointed towards Bandit Aneeya, the man the legal system has previously found to be insane, identifying him as the person who allegedly committed lese majeste. Bandit, who sat quietly throughout the court session on Wednesday as testimony from two prosecution witnesses was heard, flashed a smile.

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    Tied to a Sino past

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 04/05/2015

    » The unavoidable and never-failing icebreaker -- do you have any Chinese blood? -- will always have its place in Thai society. Yet it's also something of an empty question, believes Singaporean author Jeffery Sng: "By the time Phibunsongkhram changed the country's name to Thailand, the Thais were already so mixed that it was hard to find anyone 100% Thai."  

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    Trade game-changer

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 19/02/2016

    » As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is poised to change the landscape of international trade and more Southeast Asian nations consider joining it, experts are concerned that the world's largest trade pact will divide Asean and overshadow the arrival of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of this year.

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    The pot isboiling over

    News, Published on 03/01/2015

    » The task of writing the constitution has been compared to cooking, with many cooks in danger of spoiling the broth.

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    Key challenges for 2015

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 05/01/2015

    » Thais are hopeful that the Year of the Goat will be an easier and more prosperous one than the rough and bumpy Year of the Horse. 

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    It's really best when you say nothing at all

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 20/09/2014

    » Dear diary, it is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt, as Mark Twain said. How charming my mouth has been in the past week. If it had been Yingluck Shinawatra saying those things, I'm sure a riot would've broken out and the sound of a million whistles would've shattered your eardrums. But it's me, so it's different. It's not the action but the man. How could those pettifogging critics interpret my speech as avuncular nonsense, when in fact they're pieces of wisdom worthy of being chronicled in the national archives and inscribed onto monuments?

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    The Banpu coal story

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 16/10/2012

    » How the youngest son of Thailand's largest sugar company created one of Asia's largest coal companies.

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