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    The cyber whodunnit and the global blame game

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 21/12/2017

    » The US government has officially attributed to North Korea the WannaCry ransomware attack, which encrypted hundreds of thousands of computer drives around the world in May, 2017. And yet as with a series of other highly public cyberattack attributions, little evidence for the claim was made public. It's time for the cybersecurity world to follow the advice of the Rand Corporation and set up an unbiased international consortium that would seek to attribute attacks based on a common set of rules.

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    End the dog meat trade

    News, Published on 04/11/2014

    » Thailand's laws on the treatment of animals are extremely outdated. So are the attitudes of people in some regions. This is why it is easy to back calls for a new law to stop the butchering of dogs. Authorities have let the matter of the dog meat trade fester for far too long. It is now time for them to act, especially as they face pressure from animal rights groups and the international spotlight is on the country. 

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    Political ties

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 02/06/2019

    » I remember my first few months in Thailand. Having fallen in love with the culture, I was determined to steep myself in it as much as I could. I learned to enjoy a hot panang curry over rice for breakfast -- what a jolt to the system after a lifetime of cornflakes and toast and, upon entering adulthood, black coffee and a cigarette.

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    The paradox of pity

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Thais are notoriously hopeless when it comes to the songsarn factor. Translated to English, the word means to pity or feel sorry for -- a trait ingrained in Thais as much as to be sabai sabai and never on time.

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    'Destiny' puts TV content at centre stage

    News, Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn, Published on 22/03/2018

    » The massive viewership of period soap opera <i>Buppe San Nivas</i> (Love Destiny) offered a beacon to troubled TV operators, by showing consumers will not abandon their old TV screens as long as the content is good enough to keep them glued to the sofa.

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    All it took was a raised eyebrow or two

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 04/06/2017

    » I was saddened to hear the news concerning the recent passing of British actor Roger Moore at 89. He was a classic English gentleman with an appealing self-deprecating sense of humour.

  • News & article

    A pleasant escape into La La Land

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 22/01/2017

    » I must admit to being a bit wary of cinema musicals, simply because if you don't like the music, it's unlikely you will enjoy the film. When I saw that La La Land was showing in Bangkok, the prospect of sitting through a "musical romance" did not appeal at all.

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    Lessons from history

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/04/2016

    » I have just finished reading the third novel in Robert Harris's brilliant trilogy based on the life of Cicero. It's about politicians who struggle to practise and defend democracy, but fail because of the corruptibility and greed of many of them. The politicians are divided, and some favour allowing the all-powerful general, Julius Caesar, to take control of the empire.

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    Steady now, just 'keep calm and carry on'

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 03/07/2016

    » For something that sounds a bit like a second-rate breakfast cereal, Brexit has created the most monumental commotion in Britain since David Beckham damaged his precious metatarsal.

  • News & article

    Mixed views about Thais from Singapore's statesman

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 24/03/2015

    » Singapore's late founding father Lee Kuan Yew was a leader who did not mince his words, especially after he stood down as prime minister in 1990.

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