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    The good old days

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 09/09/2018

    » If you've ever said in support of the coup regime that, yes, it's great that junta and government are dedicated to returning Thailand to those good old days, then you'll be forever grateful to the national police chief and the whole bunch of the unreformed Royal Thai Police.

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    Myanmar renews SEZ push

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 02/10/2017

    » Myanmar's special economic zones (SEZs) are a central part of a revitalised economic strategy in which increased manufacturing activity will play a key role. And breathing renewed life and energy into stagnant or stalled SEZs has moved to the top of the government's agenda.


    Election not the issue, it's when

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 17/12/2013

    » It should be made clear from the outset that most of the people who took to the streets in two mass protests against the government and the Thaksin regime, on Nov 24 and Dec 9, and those who regularly join the rallies at the Democracy Monument and nearby are not against an election as a matter of principle.


    Democracy is a creation of the people, not an elite few

    News, Suranand Vejjajiva, Published on 22/10/2014

    » As the National Reform Council (NRC) has convened and will soon begin to plunge into the so-called "reform" process with all the nitty-gritty details, a few points must be considered.


    Peace talks feature symbolism, scepticism

    News, New York Times, Published on 02/09/2016

    » In the grandest gesture yet of her young administration, Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, opened a peace conference on Wednesday to bring together hundreds of the country's ethnic armed groups in hopes of ending decades of conflict.


    Thanathorn to hand over reins

    Business, Published on 30/03/2018

    » Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit will in all likelihood hand the leadership of auto parts maker Thai Summit to his younger brother Sakulthorn, as the 39-year-old billionaire moves into the political sphere.

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    Draft charter 'steals democracy'

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 09/03/2015

    » The draft constitution is fraught with flaws as the constitution drafters have come up with the wrong solutions that will only snatch democracy from the people, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says.


    Visiting the vulnerable

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 28/11/2018

    » European Union Ambassador to Thailand Pirkka Tapiola recently visited the border town of Mae Sot to survey EU-funded projects for Myanmar Muslim migrants. Much work still needs to be done to improve the living conditions and outlook for the number of migrants there, and the ambassador is working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to make sure it happens.


    The road to 'true democracy'

    Published on 28/03/2015

    » Lt Gen Navin Damrigan, a constitution writer, shares his view on the Thailand the Constitution Drafting Committee has in mind once the new charter takes effect, and how the new highest law can bring about such transformation.


    Burma's election

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 08/11/2010

    » The Burmese voted yesterday in an election few people considered to be free and fair.

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