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  • OPINION

    Asean must step up

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/07/2016

    » China's reaction to the ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) over the South China Sea territorial dispute was predictable. Beijing has never recognised the tribunal's jurisdiction to rule on this case and refused to present its claims before it.

  • OPINION

    Forced to wed a mysterious charter bride

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 14/07/2016

    » At the beginning of a relationship, an unknown or ambiguous thing about a person whom we are attracted to usually excites us. Once the relationship gets more serious, we usually need to know the unknown and understand the ambiguity before committing ourselves further, let's say, to a marriage.

  • OPINION

    Regime's war on graft mustn't discriminate

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 14/07/2016

    » A day after Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited Samut Sakhon to meet with thousands of her compatriots in the country's western fishery province amid a chaotic reception, National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) chief and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha signed an order to transfer the provincial governor and three other senior provincial officials to inactive positions with immediate effect.

  • OPINION

    The case for secondary cities and shrinking poverty

    News, Published on 14/07/2016

    » World leaders, industry captains and city mayors are gathering in Singapore for the fifth annual World Cities Summit this week to exchange views on how to best make our cities more sustainable. The success of the event, anchored in the annual World Cities Summit Mayors Forum, is testimony to the increasing role cities play in our economic and social lives.

  • OPINION

    The South China Sea is not China's

    News, Gareth Evans, Published on 14/07/2016

    » To no one's surprise, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague has upheld all the key arguments of the Philippines in its case against China on the application of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in the South China Sea. In its ruling, which employed even tougher language than most expected, the tribunal cut the legal heart out of China's claim that the sea is, in effect, a Chinese lake.

  • OPINION

    Dastardly dashes

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/07/2016

    » Re: "Beijing refuses to accept Hague maritime ruling" (BP, July 13).

  • OPINION

    Prayut, Prawit still firm friends, despite the rumours

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 14/07/2016

    » Despite rumours about a growing rift, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his deputy, Gen Prawit Wongsuwon, have not only maintained their camaraderie but also solidified the power of the regime.

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