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    Big Brother watching with cybersecurity law

    News, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 20/10/2018

    » All our personal and business information will no longer be safe from state surveillance if the draft of a new cybersecurity bill becomes law.

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    How can the UK revamp its anti-slavery law?

    News, Published on 20/10/2018

    » Pushing businesses to tackle modern slavery, protecting victims from being treated like criminals and jailing more slavemasters should top the agenda as Britain reviews its landmark law amid concerns it is failing to curb the evolving crime, experts say.

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    Military needs to step back

    News, Editorial, Published on 20/10/2018

    » While Thailand is still being ruled by the coup-installed government, the newly appointed army chief has already laid the foundations for a siege of the country's future democracy.

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    'Croc' makes Zimbabwe broke again

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 20/10/2018

    » "Zimbabwe is open for business" was the slogan of President Emmerson Mnangagwa aka "The Crocodile" in the July election that was supposed to show a long and destructive reign of dictator Robert Mugabe, overthrown late last year, is now a thing of the past. The country has been getting steadily poorer for decades now, but this election would be the turning point.

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    Intern Intel

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 19/10/2018

    » Part of my job is to -- ahem -- supervise bright-eyed interns who come through GURU's door for an experience they won't be able to buy somewhere else. To benefit any aspiring interns out there, I would like to share a few points based on real-life experiences to help make internship a valuable experience for you.

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    Going Dutch can transform water to gold

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/10/2018

    » The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) finally passed the long-awaited water resource bill early this month, with 191 votes in favour, two votes against and six abstentions.

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    Level political playing field

    News, Editorial, Published on 19/10/2018

    » Despite vehement denials by his close aides that Prime Minister and regime leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha's social media campaign is all about his political future, the facts speak for themselves.Gen Prayut's launch of personal Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts over the weekend has caused a major stir.

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    Debunking two myths of the 2014 coup

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 19/10/2018

    » As momentum towards the next general election gathers pace, the two main myths that underpinned Thailand's most recent military coup in May 2014 deserve debunking. Both are associated with the military's role in politics. Seeing through these two perpetuated myths leaves us with the reality that all players in Thai politics are in pursuit of power and vested interests. All pretence to the contrary is sheer falsehood, hypocrisy and political manipulation.

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    It's time for Europe to step up on Korean Peninsula

    News, Published on 19/10/2018

    » When South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds his first summit with the EU today, North Korea will be at the top of the agenda. Many in Seoul hope that Europe will take a step forward and become more involved in dealing with Pyongyang, because when it comes to the current diplomatic process taking place in the Korean Peninsula, the EU is clearly punching below its weight. This is unfortunate, since Brussels can play an important role as the international community seeks denuclearisation of North Korea and inter-Korean reconciliation moves ahead. It is time for Europe to embrace this role.

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    America's waning Middle East clout

    News, Peter Apps, Published on 19/10/2018

    » When it comes to defining America's quandary on Saudi Arabia, US President Donald Trump's description is mercenary in the extreme. If Washington doesn't stay close to Riyadh and sell it arms, he told reporters in the Oval Office this weekend, the Saudis will turn to Moscow or Beijing instead. Given that, he seemed to be suggesting, the United States should just keep its plans for a US$110 billion arms deal and the 450,000 jobs he says it would bring.

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