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  • TECH

    Vaak AI spots shoplifters before they steal

    Business, Published on 07/03/2019

    » Tokyo: It's watching, and knows a crime is about to take place before it happens.

  • OPINION

    Revamp the military

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/02/2019

    » Let's briefly consider local geopolitics and the Thai military. Thailand needs China like it needs another coup. However, China needs Thailand for a variety of reasons. The US has had a longstanding favourable relationship with Thailand and is its most powerful ally.

  • THAILAND

    Loved to death

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » In March, Thai authorities ordered the temporary closure of Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh Island for the first time since 1999 to halt the environmental damage caused by too many tourists. A month later the Philippine island of Boracay, one of the world's most famous beach destinations, was closed for the same reason.

  • BUSINESS

    Paws up: Indonesia tackles the dog meat trade

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 20/08/2018

    » Fien Harini still remembers when Ireng, her mongrel pet dog, disappeared and never returned home.

  • OPINION

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Money mess

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 05/12/2016

    » Saurabh Goyal is facing the worst time of his life. The director of BD Green Homes, a New Delhi real estate company, he has not made a single property deal since the government launched its surprise demonetisation campaign.

  • BUSINESS

    The case for more female leaders

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 10/04/2017

    » During a school swimming class, an East German girl with pale blonde hair stood at the edge of the high diving board, staring down at the pool below for 45 minutes. Just before the class bell rang, she finally jumped. Angela Merkel was determined to overcome her fears, no matter how long it took.

  • OPINION

    China must act peacefully despite tough talk

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 21/07/2016

    » In April, Chinese President Xi Jinping told foreign ministers from 26 countries at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia in the Chinese capital that Beijing is committed in maintaining peace and stability in the region and pledged to work with Southeast Asia in turning the South China Sea into a "sea of peace, friendship and cooperation".

  • OPINION

    Crimean conflict simmers on with Jamala's victory

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 18/05/2016

    » Ukraine may not be able to win its wars against Russian-backed rebels and against domestic corruption, but it has just beaten Russia in spectacular fashion at the Eurovision Song Contest. The political message has been amplified by the pundits, but the Russians and Ukrainian voters themselves seemed unwilling to be dragged into the propaganda war.

  • THAILAND

    'Many' Thais implicated in global scandal

    Published on 04/04/2016

    » The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) is seeking information from its foreign counterparts regarding 21 Thai nationals reportedly included in a list of people worldwide using a Panama-based law firm for money laundering and tax evasion.

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