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OPINION

What do Indian women want from poll?

Oped, Published on 25/05/2024

» Since April 19, the day general elections began in India, voters have queued up outside polling booths, braving a muggy, scorching heatwave. The mood appears mostly upbeat. Voters talk to TV news reporters. They articulate wishes for change or belief in the incumbent leader.

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THAILAND

Prawit report 'redacted' by graft body

Onnucha Hutasingh, Published on 25/05/2024

» The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) handed a report on the infamous watch case of former deputy premier Gen Prawit Wongsuwon to activist Veera Somkwamkid on Thursday, as ordered by the Administrative Court.

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OPINION

Thailand's judiciary faces challenges

Oped, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 24/05/2024

» Thailand appears to be a country of 70 million, ultimately ruled by an unelected few. This sobering reality was on display when two connected groups of top generals seized power from democratically elected governments in September 2006 and May 2014. Unlike these blatant military coups over the past two decades, at issue now is the power and role of the judiciary. While Thailand has another democratically elected civilian government under Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, the question that needs to be asked is whether the country is effectively under judicial rule.

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OPINION

PM's drug reforms echo past errors

Oped, Published on 24/05/2024

» When Thailand's Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced plans to reschedule cannabis as a narcotic and reduce the threshold for possession of methamphetamine for personal use (not for supply to others) from five pills to one, he signalled a return to drug policies championed over two decades ago. He called for crackdowns on people in the drug trade, for people who use drugs to be placed into rehabilitation facilities and demanded results in 90 days.

OPINION

Has crunch time arrived for 'Bibi' Netanyahu?

News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 24/05/2024

» It has not been a good week for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, chief decision-maker in the war in the Gaza Strip that has already cost at least 35,000 civilian deaths. (Some thousands of those 35,000 may have been Hamas fighters.)

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OPINION

Better way to boost morale

Oped, Editorial, Published on 24/05/2024

» The new "Cops Combat" martial arts competition of the Royal Thai Police may have drawn criticism for potentially undermining the chain of command. Yet, the competition, which promises to be a "test of valour beyond the badge", is a good start as the RTP is acknowledging problems of morale on the ground.

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THAILAND

Court accepts petition against PM

Published on 23/05/2024

» The Constitutional Court has accepted a petition seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin over his decision to appoint a minister with a prison record. However, the court has voted 5-4 not to suspend him from duty pending its ruling.

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THAILAND

Yingluck optimistic about democracy

Chairith Yonpiam, Published on 22/05/2024

» Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she sees light at the end of the tunnel now that the country has returned to a democratic path, 10 years after the coup that ousted her government.

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WORLD

To Lam elected president of Vietnam

Reuters, Published on 22/05/2024

» HANOI - Vietnam's National Assembly on Wednesday elected public security minister To Lam as the country's new president.

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THAILAND

Old rice ‘to be auctioned next month’

Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 21/05/2024

» The government will auction off 10-year-old rice left over from the Yingluck Shinawatra administration’s rice-pledging scheme next month, Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai said on Tuesday.