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    Hun Sen learns how to fake democracy

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 14/11/2019

    » Cambodia may avoid trade sanctions from the EU and US if its government has learnt the art of faking a return to democracy and rule of law from Thailand, which has done its neighbour a huge favour by barring entry to its exiled opposition leaders.


    Land saga a test of morals

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/11/2019

    » The recent land scandal involving the outspoken MP for Ratchaburi, Pareena Kraikupt, poses a major challenge to the principles of land reform for needy farmers.


    Is the Asean bloc under threat?

    News, Published on 13/11/2019

    » At the recent 35th Asean Summit and Related Summits held in Bangkok from Oct 31 to Nov 5, the international community witnessed evidence of rising instability in power relations between the regional players in Southeast Asia.


    A win-win for nature and the economy

    News, Published on 13/11/2019

    » The Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year went to three visionary scientists for "creating a rechargeable world". Their works can help recharge the Thai economy too if the government does the right thing to support the lithium-ion industry.


    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.


    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.


    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).


    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.


    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.

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