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    Silencing the youth

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/12/2019

    » Well, let's see. This week we learned that the permafrost in the Arctic is thawing much faster than was anticipated which is going to lead to a faster rise of sea levels than we had anticipated.

  • OPINION

    Questions for Future Miss Universe Thailand

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 13/12/2019

    » It seems every Thai was talking about Miss Universe 2019 earlier this week (and I'm sure we'll be hearing about it for another week). Even though our Fahsai didn't win the title, she reached the top five and made us proud. What got people talking so much, besides how gorgeous she looked, was how she answered the question, which many think was picked for Thailand. MC Steve Harvey asked her, "Government surveillance is used to keep many nations and their people safe. But some believe this invades our right to privacy. What is more important to you, privacy or security?" Fahsai gave a PC answer, saying the government should find a way to keep people safe without invading people's privacy. A very safe answer but how would you come up with an answer to a complicated question in 30 seconds? A few people said her safe answer was because she wanted to return to Thailand.

  • OPINION

    Elite hide behind phoney shield of 'patriotism'

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 03/12/2019

    » Why can't people hate their own country?

  • OPINION

    Suu Kyi stands up to lawsuit avalanche

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 25/11/2019

    » Myanmar's top leaders -- both military and civilian -- have been shell-shocked by the avalanche of international legal cases they are now facing. In the space of days, three cases have been lodged in separate courts, all intended to make the Myanmar government and the country's military leaders accountable for the horrendous events that unfolded in strife-torn western Rakhine state during military operations over the last three years. These forced nearly a million Muslims, or Rohingya as they call themselves, to flee to safety in Bangladesh.

  • OPINION

    All being well

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 09/12/2019

    » Out of 89 nations, Thailand came in sixth on CEOWORLD's list of the world's best healthcare systems, announced just in August of this year.

  • OPINION

    Bureau-crazy's fault

    News, Postbag, Published on 06/12/2019

    » Re: "Chemical drama shows it's time for agency detox,'' (Opinion, Dec 5).

  • OPINION

    An ominous analogy

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/12/2019

    » Re: "China's Uighur lesson", (Postbag, Nov 30).

  • OPINION

    Perils of being most-visited city

    News, Published on 27/11/2019

    » Though Bangkok still does not suffer the level of tourist saturation that some smaller cities like Venice and Barcelona complain about, it should learn how to cope with increasing numbers of visitors.

  • OPINION

    Jokowi II: Indonesia becoming a 'family state'?

    News, Published on 23/11/2019

    » Last month, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's seventh president for his second and final term. After a wide 55.5% to 45.5% victory at the polls, the president also secured backing for his policies in both legislative chambers, ensuring a solid platform for government over the next five years.

  • OPINION

    Who judges judges?

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/11/2019

    » Re: "Thanathorn guilty, but motivation in doubt", (Opinion, Nov 21).

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