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  • THAILAND

    Cutting through the haze

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 24/12/2017

    » By the end of the year, the northern provinces of Thailand will be put on high alert for summer haze. The conditions from February to April are dry, increasing the risk of wildfires. But it's also the period when farmers light fires to clear their land for crop cultivation -- flames which could spread into forest areas, sending up haze and acting as a huge source of carbon emission.

  • THAILAND

    Regime puts journalists in the crosshairs

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 05/03/2017

    » Freedom of expression is under threat in the post-coup era, and now Thai journalists are in the firing line. Since last month, the nation's media circle has been shaken by the "bill on rights protection, ethical promotion and standards of media professionals" -- the media rights protection bill -- proposed by the media reform steering panel of the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA).

  • THAILAND

    The heat is on

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 27/11/2016

    » The natural landscape of Southeast Asia has suffered a slew of losses in recent years. As El Nino disrupts world weather patterns, and the region recovers from its worst droughts in decades, Thailand has lost 6.1 million tonnes of agricultural products. That's 15.5 billion baht in gains gone between January 2015 and April 2016.

  • BUSINESS

    TPP opponents voice major concerns

    Business, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Consumer and farmer advocacy groups have urged the government not to enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, saying Thailand is unprepared to handle the negative impact.

  • OPINION

    Govt must listen to the people over Mae Wong dam

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 25/09/2013

    » Early one morning in 1990, conservationist Seub Nakhasathien shot himself dead in his office in the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary.

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