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  • OPINION

    Democratic justice

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/04/2019

    » I wish to thank the 12 diplomats and their respective democratic countries for finally supporting the Thai people. Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai's comment, "It's an intervention in our justice system" is a joke. Without a truly democratically elected government there is no justice.

  • OPINION

    Time to embrace diversity

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 01/04/2019

    » We are living in the golden age of information, where technology allows us to broaden our horizons, acquire knowledge and connect with billions of people around the world with the click of a button. Access to unlimited and instant information is transforming the way we live, work and play.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Remembering A Prince Of Art

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/04/2019

    » After two years of temporary closure for restoration, Ban Plainern, the residence of the late Prince Narisaranuvattiwongse -- the Great Craftsman of Siam -- is today reopened for a special occasion. Every year, the Naris Foundation and the Chitrabongs family celebrate Naris Day, the prince's birthday, by opening up the residence in Bangkok's Klong Toey district to distinguished guests on April 28 and to the public all day on April 29.

  • NEWS

    The spectral art

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/04/2019

    » Sexy women, ghosts, simplistic plot, tendency to be naughty and violent. These are the stereotypical characteristics people have come to associate with the old-school Thai-style pulp comics that are close to disappearing from the market.

  • BUSINESS

    Going the distance with family planning

    Asia focus, Published on 20/05/2019

    » Indonesia, home to 264 million people, is the world's fourth-most populous country. Its capital, Jakarta, is by some definitions the second-most populous urban area on Earth. For the sake of its long-term economic and social health, ending population growth should be a priority. As Indonesian President Joko Widodo acknowledged in 2016, "Family planning is key for the success of future generations."

  • OPINION

    US needs help to take on China

    News, David Fickling, Published on 15/05/2019

    » Imagine if Canada decided to bring the US to heel over its abusive trade practices.

  • NEWS

    Xinjiang surveillance app targets legal, everyday behaviour: rights group

    AFP, Published on 02/05/2019

    » HONG KONG - Chinese authorities are using a mobile app designed for mass surveillance to profile, investigate and detain Muslims in Xinjiang by labelling "completely lawful" behaviour as suspicious, a Human Rights Watch report said Thursday.

  • NEWS

    Russia eases citizenship rules in east Ukraine

    AFP, Published on 24/04/2019

    » MOSCOW - Russia on Wednesday made it easier for people living in eastern Ukraine's separatist territories to obtain Russian passports, drawing swift condemnation from Kiev only three days after it elected a new president.

  • BUSINESS

    Virgin Australia cuts staff deal with Brunei airline over sharia law

    AFP, Published on 04/04/2019

    » SYDNEY: The Australian arm of Richard Branson's Virgin Airlines has cancelled a staff travel agreement with Brunei's national carrier in response to the Asian nation's adoption of sharia law, including the death penalty for gay sex, the airline said Thursday.

  • BUSINESS

    China's quiet central banking revolution

    Asia focus, Published on 25/03/2019

    » Fifteen years ago, economist Alan Blinder, a former vice-chairman of the US Federal Reserve, wrote a book entitled The Quiet Revolution about changes in central banking. Chief among these was a move by some central banks toward open communication and transparency, and away from their long-held tradition of secrecy and surprise. A central bank "goes modern", to borrow from the subtitle of Prof Blinder's book, when it starts talking.

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