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    The battle for greener cities

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 16/07/2018

    » Last week, images of Delhi residents wearing green saris and scarves and hugging tree trunks wrapped with cloth banners that read "Save Me" spread across social media. Citizens by the thousands had united to halt a government plan to develop residential projects that would axe thousands of trees in a single neighbourhood.

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    An accident waiting to happen

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 16/07/2018

    » It is sad to know that tourist safety would be treated as a national issue only when there is a fatal accident.

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    Investor vs state interests debate heats up

    News, Published on 16/07/2018

    » Ahead of the 23rd round of negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which will kickstart tomorrow in Bangkok and end on July 27, there has been growing concern over its investment chapters that will let foreign investors' benefits overrride public interests. The concern centres on the RCEP's inclusion of the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism which has prompted criticism and scrutiny worldwide.

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    Suu Kyi must free journos

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/07/2018

    » No country and leader in modern times has risen to the top and plunged to the bottom of world respect so quickly. In just a year, Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar have gone from respect to disfavour in most of the world. Last August, the country started an ethnic cleansing campaign against its Rohingya minority that even a UN official called genocide. Now, it has sunk lower with the prosecution of two men for a crime that really has to be called "news reporting while Burmese".

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    Set up trust for Boars

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/07/2018

    » The Thai cave survivors are children whose entire life lies ahead of them.

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    Pakistan's army takes on wrong fight

    News, Mihir Sharma, Published on 16/07/2018

    » Nawaz Sharif -- dodgy businessman, convicted criminal and thrice prime minister of Pakistan -- showed on Friday, in his triumphant return to Pakistan, that he remains by far the country's most popular politician. Infuriatingly, he also represents Pakistan's best chance at becoming a "normal" country anytime soon. As he fights what looks very much like an attempt by the military to decide the next election, the rest of us should hope he succeeds.

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    No magic bullet for fake news

    News, Published on 16/07/2018

    » Ever since the November 2016 US presidential election highlighted the vulnerability of digital channels as purveyors of "fake news", the debate over how to counter disinformation has not gone away. We have come a long way in the eight months since Facebook, Google, and Twitter executives appeared before Congress to answer questions about how Russian sources exploited their platforms to influence the election. But if there is one thing that has been made clear, it's that there is no silver bullet.

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    The case for the UK's Brexit chaos

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 16/07/2018

    » Compromise is the loveliest word in democratic politics and beyond -- in lasting relationships, labour disputes, international relations. British Prime Minister Theresa May has never more needed the deployment of this lovely and necessary word than now.

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    Rescued boys should help out society

    News, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 15/07/2018

    » The 17-day operation to rescue 12 young footballers and their assistant coach came to an end last Tuesday, bringing joy to people around the world.

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    Bank on right track with transparency

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/07/2018

    » It is not often to see the Bank of Thailand (BoT) announce its intervention in the Thai currency even though such practice is a normal duty of a central bank.

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