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  • NEWS

    Rapper has more to say as election nears

    Published on 16/02/2019

    » The rhymes came to Nutthapong Srimuong before dawn, when Bangkok is as still as it can be and the night jasmine overpowers the capital with its perfume.

  • OPINION

    Revamp the military

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/02/2019

    » Let's briefly consider local geopolitics and the Thai military. Thailand needs China like it needs another coup. However, China needs Thailand for a variety of reasons. The US has had a longstanding favourable relationship with Thailand and is its most powerful ally.

  • OPINION

    Darkest-day song nothing to be proud of

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 20/02/2019

    » Army commander-in-chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong's decision to order the army-run radio stations to "resurrect" the old ultra-nationalist song Nak Phandin ("Burden on the Land") in an apparent response to the Pheu Thai Party's prime ministerial candidate Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan's threat to cut military spending and Future Forward Party's pledge to scrap mandatory conscription is totally uncalled for.

  • NEWS

    The more things change

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 04/02/2019

    » After a series of false promises on a general election, Thailand is scheduled to hold one on March 24 after more than four years of military rule.

  • NEWS

    Reading elections in the stars

    News, Aekarach Sattaburuth, Published on 17/02/2019

    » The reestablishment of democracy after the March 24 election is not the only thing politicians and citizens are looking forward to.

  • NEWS

    Viral clicks that rocked the boat

    News, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 29/12/2018

    » In the year 2018, netizens widely used their Facebook pages and other social media platforms to scrutinise matters of public interest ranging from politics and crimes to social issues.

  • NEWS

    'Extra question' rings alarm bells

    News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 27/04/2016

    » An appointed Senate with the power to select a prime minister will set a dangerous precedent enabling "extra-constitutional elements" to seize power without staging coups, academics have warned.

  • OPINION

    Time for the regime to face the music

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 30/10/2018

    » Finally, the return to democracy has begun. It's raw. It's vulgar. It's controversial. It has also unleashed a rush of polarised opinions. Police are gunning to outlaw it as more people flock to view it online, with over 21 million on YouTube for the music video in question as of yesterday mid-afternoon.

  • OPINION

    Ajarn Ben's Southeast Asian analyses still enlighten

    News, Philip J Cunningham, Published on 15/12/2015

    » When I studied with Benedict Anderson at Cornell University in 1974, he seemed the quintessential absent-minded professor; at once erudite and bookish, idealistic and dreamy-eyed. The fact he had just been kicked out of Indonesia only added to his aura. Giving lectures about coups and counter-coups and revolutionary martyrs, he'd pace the front of the classroom in clunky boots and mismatched outfits, captivating class attention with his soft but mellifluous Irish-accented voice.

  • OPINION

    Future Forward Party -- whose future?

    News, Published on 01/11/2018

    » Branding itself as a choice for first-time voters, both the "red" and "yellow" middle-class Thais who are tired of the military regime and colour-coded conflicts, the newly formed Future Forward Party is by far one of the most prominent parties in Thai politics.

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