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  • OPINION

    Climate change comes to SE Asia

    News, Published on 26/09/2019

    » Climate change is a low priority in Southeast Asia. The region's climate always changes, from year to year, with the unreliable monsoon. It's hot already. The ice sheets may be melting but they are a long way away. Only in the Philippines did Greta Thunberg's call for international protest gain much response. But maybe this complacency is due to change.

  • OPINION

    Fresh QE won't stop global recession

    News, Chartchai Parasuk, Published on 26/09/2019

    » I have to apologise because this article will not be easy to read. I will try my best to explain things in the simplest way possible. However, global financial issues are difficult and complex in nature. If you feel that you do not want to be bothered with the complexity of the issue, I will give the conclusions of today's article now.

  • OPINION

    Flood response conductor in sea of disharmony

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 26/09/2019

    » Only after tropical storms Podul and Kajiki flooded many provinces in the North and Northeast for a month did the government finally wake up, announcing on Tuesday that it would set up a "war room" to tackle the problem.

  • OPINION

    Black arts at BACC

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/09/2019

    » Ongoing turmoil at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is threatening to sabotage the city's bid to become a global cultural crossroads.

  • OPINION

    Carrot-and-stick to beat plastic waste

    News, Published on 25/09/2019

    » Last year, a pilot whale was washed up on the shore of Songkhla province. It spat out some plastic and died. In its stomach were 80 or more plastic bags and other plastic items weighing more than eight kilogrammes.

  • OPINION

    The democratisation of airpower

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 25/09/2019

    » Big shifts in the military balance happen quietly over many years, and then leap suddenly into focus when the shooting starts.

  • OPINION

    Breaking a toxic deadlock

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/09/2019

    » Despite controlling the Department of Agriculture, Mananya Thaiset has struggled to make headway in her mission to ban the three toxic farm chemicals -- paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos. Frustrating the deputy agriculture and cooperatives minister's efforts are influential mandarins in the department who are refusing to cooperate.

  • OPINION

    None more black

    Life, James Hein, Published on 25/09/2019

    » Accidental discoveries have been responsible for many useful items like rubber and penicillin. A couple of science types at MIT in the US wanted to see if they could grow carbon nanotubes on aluminium to increase its conductance properties. Instead they found they had made the blackest substance yet known to man. It absorbs 99.96% of the light from any angle making it 10 times blacker than the current options. Potential uses include telescopes, optical blinders and art. Carbon nanotubes, is there anything they can't do, eventually?

  • OPINION

    Poor suffering in a changing Phnom Penh

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 25/09/2019

    » Released in Thailand early this month, an award-winning Cambodian documentary film, Last Night I Saw You Smiling, captures the last glimpse of a vibrant residential community in Phnom Penh's iconic White Building before it was closed in 2017.

  • OPINION

    Prayut courts PR disaster as floods devastate Ubon

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 24/09/2019

    » Does Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha have communications strategists? If so, they should be fired after a week of non-stop miscommunications.

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