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  • NEWS

    Nobel laureates to Suu Kyi: End genocide or face prosecution

    Reuters, Published on 28/02/2018

    » DHAKA: Three Nobel peace laureates urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military on Wednesday to end the "genocide" of Rohingya Muslims now or face prosecution.

  • NEWS

    'Butcher of Bosnia' found guilty of genocide

    Reuters, Published on 22/11/2017

    » THE HAGUE: Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic was found guilty of genocide by a UN war crimes tribunal on Wednesday and sentenced to life in prison for orchestrating massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia's war.

  • OPINION

    More trouble for Myanmar

    News, Editorial, Published on 07/01/2019

    » New, deadly fighting has broken out in Myanmar's most troubled state. It's not the army and police attacking defenceless Rohingya this time, but the Arakan Army (AA), a Buddhist force demanding greater regional autonomy. The Arakan Army renewed its decades-old "war" on the central government last year. On Friday, in the most deadly attacks admitted by the Nay Pyi Taw government to date, the AA attacked four Rakhine province police posts. They killed 13 policemen, wounded nine others and apparently suffered no casualties.

  • BUSINESS

    Clinging to hope

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » They have survived many challenges, from a genocide that killed nearly 3 million of their people, the ultimate fight for freedom from Pakistan, a series of coups since independence in 1971, and the assassination of the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But the people of Bangladesh still find it in their hearts to help those even less fortunate than themselves, in this case hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.

  • OPINION

    Xmas spirit a Thai virtue

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/12/2018

    » The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ is one of the few holidays so widely marked. It may not be a holiday in Thailand, but there is probably no one unaware of Christmas. Many Christians criticise the commercial atmosphere, but there's really no escaping it. The giving of gifts and the "Christmas spirit" of peace and joy is worth noting by everyone, everywhere.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Who knew space could be so shallow?

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 21/07/2017

    » To be honest, there's a lot that Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets -- the latest space opera from French director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Taken) -- does well. Its universe, filled with diverse alien creatures and sprawling cities, brings to mind the likes of Star Wars, so rich with life and culture. The diversity of the aliens makes the action equally exciting, as the esoteric weapons and technology of each race come into play in unexpected ways. It's also quite humorous, with a surprisingly light-hearted script for a movie about genocide and military conspiracies.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Bangkok is turning into a giant art gallery

    Bloomberg News, Published on 23/10/2018

    » Bangkok is renowned for street food and shopping delights as well as notorious nightlife, but the latest effort to woo tourists aims for the cultural high ground by turning the metropolis into an art gallery.

  • NEWS

    Nuon Chea ignores court warning

    dpa, Published on 28/10/2014

    » PHNOM PENH — Former Khmer Rouge ideologue Nuon Chea has instructed his defence team in a letter made public Tuesday to maintain a boycott of his genocide trial in Cambodia, in defiance of a warning last week that they would be sanctioned if they do.

  • OPINION

    Police stifle free speech

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/09/2018

    » It has happened again. the Thai police have forced the cancellation of a public forum by citing concerns over security, which is a broad and dubious term.

  • OPINION

    THAI food nosedives

    News, Postbag, Published on 06/09/2018

    » Business Post on Sept 4 reported the Thai Airways International (THAI) rehab plan to reduce its losses included adopting low-cost business models.

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