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  • OPINION

    Support fort community

    News, Editorial, Published on 23/12/2016

    » In a bid to prove that its existence can be part of city conservation and development, the Mahakan Fort community, a group of people faced with an eviction order by the state, is set to launch its conservation plan to the public tomorrow.

  • OPINION

    Focus needed as Rakhine crisis widens

    Oped, Published on 28/02/2019

    » With the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi dominating news coverage and election campaigns in key regional states such as India, Indonesia and Thailand offering daily distractions, it is difficult to generate genuine interest in the continuing humanitarian and security crisis in and around Rakhine state in Myanmar. But it would be dangerous to move the issue to the back burner.

  • OPINION

    Late King's wishes for Thai children

    News, Published on 12/01/2019

    » As Thailand celebrates National Children's Day today, I wish to share my recollection of a memorable audience with His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his profound message and wishes for the children of Thailand and the world. I had the great honour to meet the late king on Nov 12, 1998. I was then serving as Unicef's regional director for East Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok. The occasion of my audience with the late king at Chitralada Palace was to accompany visiting Unicef executive director Carol Bellamy. Also accompanying us was the late Thai foreign minister Surin Pitsuwan. ​

  • OPINION

    Ethnic parties give wake-up call to NLD

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 06/11/2018

    » Analysts are poring over the results of Myanmar's by-elections which took place on Saturday, vainly trying to read the tea leaves, and perhaps reading too much into them. But it was certainly a wake-up call for both major parties -- the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) and the previous governing party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) -- but the lessons that can be drawn for the future are limited.

  • OPINION

    Protecting Pareena

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/11/2019

    » Re: "Pareena saga a test of land reform resolve", (Opinion, Nov 15).

  • OPINION

    Myanmar is 'ready' for the return of Rohingya

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 24/10/2019

    » Myanmar wants the Rohingya refugees to return, and preparations have been made to receive them, according to the minister in charge of the process. "We will accept them back anytime," said Dr Win Myat Aye, Myanmar's Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

  • OPINION

    Endless debt cycle

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/10/2019

    » Re: "Handouts not the solution", (Editorial, Oct 4).

  • OPINION

    Journos under threat as world marks Press Day

    News, Jeremy Walden-Schertz, Published on 04/05/2019

    » As the globe marked World Press Freedom Day yesterday, journalists were commemorating the one-year-anniversary of dual suicide bombings in Kabul which killed nine of their colleagues. Meanwhile, separate attacks in Khost and Kandahar at about the same time killed another two journalists as well as dozens of civilians. In addition to mourning, the media community also conveyed its enduring respect for these journalists who had risked their lives on a daily basis to report the news.

  • OPINION

    This climate of doom may be unscientific

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 13/09/2019

    » Jonathan Franzen has finally seen the light. Unfortunately, it has blinded him.

  • OPINION

    Win-win in Bang Saen

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 02/09/2019

    » A recent article on Thailand's Bang Saen seaside town undergoing a major makeover to accommodate an ageing society put a smile on my face as the reality of reaching the day I become a senior citizen fast approaches.

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