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    Copyright law lets big fish off

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/11/2019

    » A recent scam involving "copyright agents" making money out of a 15-year-old girl, whom they tricked into producing krathong floats featuring rights-protected San-X cartoon characters, tells just as much about our troubled copyright protection law as it does about disproportionate, ineffective law enforcement.


    It wasn't a coup d'etat in Bolivia -- just a blunder

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 12/11/2019

    » 'Democracy is in danger in Bolivia as the result of legitimate pressures from the poor. We cannot generate economic growth and well-being for a few and then expect that the large majorities that are excluded will watch silently and patiently." A recent president of Bolivia said that, but it wasn't Evo Morales (who has just quit).


    Can errant Trump save Asean-US ties?

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 12/11/2019

    » The 35th Asean Summit and its related meetings ended last week with stronger Asean solidarity and centrality, thanks to President Donald Trump's absence and high-handed manner in responding to the 52-year Southeast Asian diplomatic process.


    DSI gives cops sleuth lesson

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/11/2019

    » A little more than a year after taking up the case of the missing Karen rights activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has made noteworthy progress. Yesterday, local media reported that the agency has implicated a senior official and his team in the high-profile case and is seeking arrest warrants for them.


    Fishing sector needs a clean slate

    News, Published on 11/11/2019

    » The US Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced the suspension of trade preferences for Thailand under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) -- covering more than 500 products ranging from food to manufactured goods. The reason cited was Thailand's failure to adequately protect workers' rights.


    India must rethink its decision to opt out of RCEP

    News, Published on 11/11/2019

    » On Nov 4, India decided against joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) -- a free trade deal involving the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, as well as New Zealand.


    Top-tier unis fail to impress

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/11/2019

    » Considering the important role universities have in fostering education for the country's future generations, such institutions are supposed to champion accountability, transparency and good governance among their students.


    The downfall of lust and greed

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 11/11/2019

    » Ponzi schemes are nothing new to Thailand. Why is it then that through the years these much publicised cases, which should serve as lessons, haven't deterred the public from falling victim to such scams time and again.


    Hun Sen's media witch-hunt must end

    News, Published on 11/11/2019

    » Almost two years after their arrest on outlandish charges of "espionage", two of Cambodia's finest journalists are snared by a government assault on free expression. At the heart of their legal woes is their past work for Radio Free Asia, a US-funded broadcaster that has long been a trusted source of independent news in the country.


    Mobile meetings just for show

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/11/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet are set to take a trip to three provinces to the west of Bangkok, namely Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi and Suphan Buri tomorrow for a mobile cabinet meeting. The two-day trip will be the first mobile cabinet meeting after Gen Prayut formed his Palang Pracharath-led coalition government in early July this year.

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