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    Democratic era dawns on the generals

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 10/11/2015

    » Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), are heading for a historic landslide victory in Sunday's elections. Although the official results are days away -- the charismatic pro-democracy leader seems certain to control the lower house, and may even have an absolute majority in the parliament as a whole.


    For women, driving a car brings fear, freedom and suspicion

    News, Published on 10/11/2015

    » Since Rokhsar Azamee began driving the streets of Kabul last year, she has endured condescension, ridicule, and even threats to her life with some men deliberately causing "accidents" to harass her. But she will not be deterred.


    Rajabhakti needs glory of transparency

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 10/11/2015

    » Adorned with towering statues of seven great Thai kings of the past, the Rajabhakti Park was intended to be a pride of the army, a larger-than-life display of its dedication to the monarchy.


    What regime needs to do to strengthen Thailand

    News, Desmond Walton, Published on 10/11/2015

    » All leaders have at one time or another fantasised about being freed from the realities and constraints of day to day governing. Think of what could be achieved, they imagine, if we were immune to parliamentary meddling, could tune out the cacophony of special interest lobbying and could silence dissent with the stroke of a pen. Thus unshackled, leaders could focus on the technocratic art of governing: driving economic reform, strengthening critical institutions and tackling challenges made impossibly complex by tangled webs of competing interests. Rule by fiat holds the intriguing possibility of more efficient and effective governance.


    State religion a no-no

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/11/2015

    » The campaign to convince the constitution writers to adopt an official state religion has taken an unfortunately nasty turn. Monks have directly attacked fellow Thai citizens of a different faith, claiming they are on a lower level. Supporters of a constitutional clause setting Buddhism as the official religion of the nation have directly threatened or countenanced violence. These are disturbing events. 


    Return of Adolf Hitler makes for uneasy comedy

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 10/11/2015

    » The movie He's Back, a comedy that revolves around the return of Adolf Hitler to modern-day Germany, is a huge hit. There may be more than meets the eye to this success, however. 


    Plans for big science face big hurdles

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 10/11/2015

    » As in so many other things, China's seeking to play a leading role in 21st century science. And it's using a familiar weapon: money.


    Graduating with a sense of freedom

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/11/2015

    » Come graduation season in Thailand, the topic that often pops up on the public radar usually concerns LGBT students and their graduation uniforms. While some universities now allow trans students to dress according to their gender identity, many others still hold on to the ancient rule that dictates males wear trousers and females skirts. Even on a special day like graduation, there's no exception to the rules.


    Change for Myanmar

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 10/11/2015

    » After I read “Will poll achieve genuine change?” (Opinion, Nov 6), I think yes, this poll is a very significant moment for Myanmar. It will create a chance for Myanmar to improve both political and economic conditions. I believe this is just the first stage of starting real democracy in Myanmar that other democratic countries have already passed through.

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