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    Grave danger in Cambodia

    News, Editorial, Published on 07/09/2017

    » After operating for more than 24 years, the English-language The Cambodia Daily faced its final curtain call this week, with the last edition hitting newsstands on Monday. Observers believe the closure, which stemmed from a tax dispute between the Daily and Prime Minister Hun Sen's government, is a threat to the freedoms of the media in the country.

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    Rethink the promenade

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/09/2016

    » The Chao Phraya riverside promenade project was forced to abandon the proposed design of one of its landmark buildings on Wednesday due to accusations of plagiarism.

  • OPINION

    CCTV claim sows mistrust

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/08/2018

    » The army's explanation this week about the absence of CCTV camera footage at a crime scene where 17-year-old Lahu activist Chaiyaphum Pasae was shot dead by a soldier last year has not only come too late but has also deepened the public mistrust of the military's claim that the extrajudicial killing was made in "self-defence".

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    S44 won't help patents

    News, Editorial, Published on 06/03/2017

    » If further proof were needed after the Dhammakaya fiasco that the abuse of the interim charter's Section 44 is becoming excessive, last week's decree will suffice. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha signed the 138th edict to target intellectual property. The order aims to cut red tape and clear some 12,000 pending patents. While this will undoubtedly bring smiles in the US Trade Representative's office, the prime minister's staff should reconsider this hasty move that creates more problems than it solves.

  • OPINION

    Make your own minds up

    News, Editorial, Published on 06/08/2016

    » No more time for procrastination. Thai nationals who are aged 18 and above must find a copy of the draft charter, read it carefully, and make a decision on whether to approve it or not before going to vote tomorrow.

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