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    Education and the creative economy

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 02/04/2018

    » Following the raging success of the soap opera Buppaesannivas (Love Destiny), Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha floated the idea to help fund the production of Thai dramas that incorporate historical and cultural elements. If this sounds familiar, it should.


    Heed charter draft gripes

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/02/2016

    » The government on Wednesday launched a special television programme to "educate" the public on the draft charter. It is a useful move considering the public finds legal-speak very difficult to understand. But it risks being self-defeating if it turns out to be an attempt to shoot down criticisms in a one-sided manner.


    Has reform failed, or has it even begun?

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 23/06/2015

    » Maybe it's the natural swing of the pendulum — what goes up must come down — and that explains why we have gone from fight-to-the-death battles against inequality a few years ago, to high-minded campaigns for national reform last year, to struggles against overpriced lotteries, motorcycle racers and the age-old question of whether casinos should be allowed to operate legally in Thailand now.


    Kicking up a stink puts new charter at risk

    Oped, Kamolwat Praprutitum, Published on 30/04/2015

    » A fascinating quote popped up last week that sums up the state of health, and is perhaps a foreboding of the fate, of the country's mother of all rule books — the constitution.


    The road to 'true democracy'

    Published on 28/03/2015

    » Lt Gen Navin Damrigan, a constitution writer, shares his view on the Thailand the Constitution Drafting Committee has in mind once the new charter takes effect, and how the new highest law can bring about such transformation.


    A glossary of 2014 Newspeak

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 15/11/2014

    » Constitution (noun/slang): A piece of paper torn to shreds every few years by gun-toting soldiers who perform such deeds on national TV. Usually, a new piece of paper is written shortly afterwards, invariably by a clique of handpicked Samaritans, legislative superheroes, heartbroken mavericks and all-purpose sycophants.


    Democracy is a creation of the people, not an elite few

    News, Suranand Vejjajiva, Published on 22/10/2014

    » As the National Reform Council (NRC) has convened and will soon begin to plunge into the so-called "reform" process with all the nitty-gritty details, a few points must be considered.

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