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    Trump tweets show disturbing side of social media

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 06/02/2017

    » Last March, three months before Britons voted to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union, then Prime Minister David Cameron asked Daily Mail proprietor Lord Rothermere to fire the newspaper's editor, Paul Dacre. The press baron, descendant of the family which did more than any other to create the British tabloid press, refused, and did not even tell Dacre of the request until after the result of the referendum. The incident, reported by the BBC, has not been denied by any of the parties involved.


    The soul of the Mekong is in serious trouble

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 06/02/2017

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha last week asked reporters why non-governmental organisations (NGOs), environmental activists and academics continue to protest against the planned blasting of rapids in the Mekong River.


    Remember Thailand's 'disappeared'

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/02/2017

    » As I browsed the photo exhibition, "For Those Who Died Trying", at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, one item stood out. It's the photo of the late Charoen Wat-akson, the environmentalist from Prachuap Khiri Khan. It must be a photo from his funeral, as it was also displayed at Bo Nok intersection on Phetkasem Road where he was gunned down on June 21, 2004.


    End Obama war legacy

    News, Editorial, Published on 06/02/2017

    » When outgoing United States president Barack Obama peacefully turned over power to his successor Donald Trump -- a mark of true democracy -- he also handed him some seven separate wars. Four days later, the military and intelligence community briefed Mr Trump on the controversial and costly war in Yemen. Five days after that, on Jan 29, he ordered a raid by the famous US Navy SEAL Team 6. President Trump's order was to kill a top-level al-Qaeda commander and seize documents from his Bayda province compound.


    Inspector riches

    News, Postbag, Published on 06/02/2017

    » Riding motorcycles on footpaths, endangering pedestrians, is the new norm, while motorcycle taxis park openly on sidewalks. City inspectors who enforce pavement rules are too busy to catch the riders.


    Justice and the rule of law

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 06/02/2017

    » Two recent incidents in Southeast Asia have caught the attention of international human rights activists. Indeed, they should concern anyone who cares about the rule of law.

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