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    Why Thailand will stay in Third World

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 16/01/2019

    » Cambodia had a "fake" national ballot in June. Bangladesh held a "farcical poll" blighted by intimidation late last month. Thailand is worse. It can't event hold a general election as planned.

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    PM lacking confidence despite loaded deck

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 17/12/2018

    » In the upcoming Feb 24 general election, one retired general does not need a big win if he wants to become prime minister. Under the current constitution, he just needs a small share of votes, 126 out of the 500 MP seats up for grabs. Yet, there have been an endless series of (presumably dirty) tricks and (shrewdly planted) traps to emerge over the past month which have been seen as efforts to help him gain this small win. Why?

  • OPINION

    Consumers made to pay for government sins

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 14/09/2017

    » Is this government becoming broke and hatching a new "sin tax" plan to force allegedly sinful consumers like us to pay more? I couldn't help but raise this speculation with a friend over possible price hikes in alcohol, cigarettes and coffee, when new excise tax rates take effect this Saturday.

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    Govt 'victories' become our nightmares

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 27/05/2017

    » Being overly critical of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) may not help if you want to be in a state of sanity while gauging its three-year performance and trying to understand why the regime and its cheerleaders still think it has done a great job and should prolong its stay in power.

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