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GENERAL

SET falls on domestic political fear

Business, Published on 18/06/2024

» The Thai stock market plunged below 1,300 points in the morning session Monday, pressured by domestic political concerns as investors await the outcomes of three major legal cases set to be considered on Tuesday.

OPINION

Second chance beckons for South Africa?

News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 18/06/2024

» Cyril Ramaphosa is the president of South Africa again, but everything else is different. He got his job back in a vote late on Friday, but only because at the last moment he managed to cobble together a coalition that has a majority in parliament. It's so new that the coalition partners still haven't agreed on who does what in the new government.

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THAILAND

Courts to hear 4 key cases

Published on 17/06/2024

» The political temperature is expected to rise a notch tomorrow (Tuesday) as the Constitutional Court begins its deliberation of three political cases, while the Office of Attorney-General (OAG) is set to indict former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on a lese majeste charge.

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THAILAND

MFP to put digital wallet plan in crosshairs

News, Post Reporters, Published on 17/06/2024

» The main opposition Move Forward Party (MFP) has lined up more than 30 MPs to debate the budget bill for the 2025 fiscal year in its first reading from Wednesday to Friday, with the ruling Pheu Thai Party's digital wallet handout scheme set to take centre stage.

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WORLD

Ukraine summit strives for broad consensus to lean on Russia to end war

Published on 16/06/2024

» BUERGENSTOCK, Switzerland - Western powers and other nations sought a consensus on the second day of a summit in Switzerland on Sunday on condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine and underscoring the war's human cost.

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THAILAND

Marriage equality bill poised for final push

News, Poramet Tangsathaporn, Published on 16/06/2024

» The Marriage Equality Bill is expected to pass the final round of Senate voting this month. The bill, which may take effect by the end of this year, will make Thailand the first country in Southeast Asia to support gender equality.

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THAILAND

Is the animosity an act?

News, Published on 15/06/2024

» It has been noted that the main opposition Move Forward Party (MFP) has taken an empathetic approach to the ruling Pheu Thai Party of late, leading to accusations the antagonism between them may have been staged.

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THAILAND

PM shoots down quit rumours

News, Published on 15/06/2024

» Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin denied a rumour that he would resign or dissolve the House of Representatives before the Constitutional Court hands down a ruling in a case that could lead to him being removed from office for appointing controversial politician Pichit Chuenban as a PM's Office minister.

OPINION

The sameness of the Modi 3.0 govt is a mirage

News, Andy Mukherjee, Published on 15/06/2024

» The new cabinet of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is much the same as his old. The ministers for finance, defence, home, and foreign affairs have been retained, giving the impression of policy continuity.

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WORLD

Japan enacts laws for new foreign worker scheme amid labour crisis

Kyodo News, Published on 14/06/2024

» KYODO - Japan's parliament on Friday enacted revised laws to replace a controversy-plagued foreign trainee program with a new system that encourages workers from abroad to stay longer, as authorities look to address the serious labour shortage created by the country's demographic crisis.