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    City public space drive just a token effort

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 18/10/2018

    » Last week, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) boasted it made three million baht in three months from the fines it imposed on motorcyclists who drove on pavements.

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    Rights are sadly lost

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/10/2018

    » Re: "UN tramples its own ideals", (Editorial, Oct 15)

  • News & article

    Cyber bill has too much bite

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/10/2018

    » This year, the world has been looking out for evolving and more sophisticated cyber attacks, such as ransomware in the cloud and the weaponisation of artificial intelligence.

  • News & article

    An AI wake-up call from Pandora of ancient Greece

    News, Published on 18/10/2018

    » In discussions about the implications of artificial intelligence (AI), someone almost always evokes the ancient Greek myth of Pandora's box. In the modern fairytale version of the story, Pandora is depicted as a tragically curious young woman who opens a sealed urn and inadvertently releases eternal misery on humankind. Like the genie that has escaped the bottle, the horse that has fled the barn, and the train that has left the station, the myth has become a cliché.

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    Will the Saudis fall over Khashoggi?

    News, Published on 18/10/2018

    » Saudi Arabia and especially its young crown prince -- who has been variously portrayed as naïve, venal and blood-thirsty -- appear to have vastly misjudged the reaction to the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist who opposed the new heir's unchecked efforts to reshape the kingdom and the entire Middle East region with his own vision.

  • News & article

    Rehabilitate bullies

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/10/2018

    » Re: "Parents slam school bullying response", (BP, Oct 12).

  • News & article

    School policy merits praise

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/10/2018

    » The Ministry of Education has delivered a rare and welcome policy change for students. A laudable new regulation that was delivered out of the blue addresses the problem of teenage pregnancies in a positive manner. This commendable decision comes in the wake of a serious black eye to the system.

  • News & article

    PM putting poll on the fast track to failure

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 17/10/2018

    » 'Maybe". That was the most up-to-date hint Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gave to the press corps yesterday when asked whether he will enter the political fray.

  • News & article

    Pupil assault a global wake-up call

    News, Published on 17/10/2018

    » The video is heartbreaking. A group of older girls in school uniforms surround a smaller girl sitting on the floor, yanking on her hair in a pantomime of braiding it until she cries out, and then repeatedly kick and beat her.

  • News & article

    The martyrdom of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

    News, Published on 17/10/2018

    » The London-based daily Al-Araby Al-Jadeed recently published a cartoon, by the Jordanian artist Emad Hajjaj, depicting a faceless man wearing a red and white keffiyeh and sweeping his brown thawb in such a way that it looks almost like he is performing a magic trick. Whipped up by his movement, papers float around him. At the bottom of the frame, the hand of another man, wearing what appears to be a white button-down shirt, reaches up, apparently having let go of his pen in order to try to grab onto something, to save himself. The caption reads, "The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi."

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