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    9 reasons for Trump to visit Bangkok

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 03/09/2019

    » These days, US President Donald Trump's participation in any summit or international conference is guaranteed to make headlines. It is no longer a given that the world's most powerful country and its leader would automatically attend certain summits as a formality or otherwise to provide an impetus for concerted action and resolve.

  • OPINION

    Oath slip pulls politics further into shadows

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 03/09/2019

    » Shadow is an essential element in oriental arts. For example, the reflection of subdued light on the golden surface of a Buddha image evokes a holier, more serene feeling than flooding the entire area with light.

  • OPINION

    Green salvation, one bag at a time

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 02/09/2019

    » South America and Africa are on fire, the icecaps are melting and sea levels keep rising. Natural disasters have become more common on every continent and July 2019 was the hottest month on record globally. People are dying while thousands of animal and plant species are disappearing forever.

  • OPINION

    Missiles are Kim's insurance policy

    News, Published on 02/09/2019

    » Why is North Korea unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons with the current US approach?

  • OPINION

    Win-win in Bang Saen

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 02/09/2019

    » A recent article on Thailand's Bang Saen seaside town undergoing a major makeover to accommodate an ageing society put a smile on my face as the reality of reaching the day I become a senior citizen fast approaches.

  • OPINION

    Bangkok must remain capital

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/09/2019

    » Should Bangkok be stripped of its status as capital? The debate over whether Thailand's capital should be moved has been mounting since Indonesia's President Joko Widodo announced last week that he will relocate his country's capital from Jakarta to a site east of Borneo island.

  • OPINION

    Rivals at odds over 'oath' debate

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 02/09/2019

    » It looks likely the government and the opposition will have to slug it out in the Lower House over whether the debate on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's incomplete oath will be held behind closed doors or broadcast so the public can see it as with other parliamentary sessions.

  • OPINION

    Rescue, not destroy

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/09/2019

    » Being a US military veteran and someone who has participated in Cobra Gold here in 1984, I question the recent purchase of Stryker military vehicles to the tune of US$175 million when there are much greater pressing social needs.

  • OPINION

    A Tiananmen solution in Hong Kong?

    Asia focus, Minxin Pei, Published on 02/09/2019

    » The crisis in Hong Kong appears to be careening toward a devastating climax. With China's government now using rhetoric reminiscent of the warnings that preceded the Tiananmen Square massacre in June 1989, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters -- and, indeed, its democracy -- could well be in grave danger.

  • OPINION

    Where there's a rhyme there's a reason

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 01/09/2019

    » Today we welcome in a new month, September. I have a certain attachment for the ninth month of the year for a rather simplistic reason. Whenever I can't remember how many days there are in a particular month, I still resort to the old rhyme "30 days hath September, April, June and November…" and so on. So much for my education.

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