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    Bad air days are no laughing matter

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 24/01/2019

    » We shouldn't fool ourselves. In the coming weeks, whenever the air quality standard in Bangkok and other cities is declared safe and healthy, it can still be unsafe and deadly.

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    How will post-poll Thailand look?

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 20/08/2018

    » Now the Election Commission and the National Council for Peace and Order have promised to hold the general election on Feb 24 next year, should we remain hopeful that the move will eventually lead Thailand to transition into a more democratic state? The answer largely depends on our expectations of the outcome, as well as the form of democracy that we want -- and we can look southeasterly to Cambodia, or westerly to Myanmar to get a rough idea of what Thailand's new beginning may be like.

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    Anti-populism law not for greater good

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 09/05/2018

    » Raising one finger during her campaigning to symbolise her party's ballot number ahead of the 2011 election, Yingluck Shinawatra rode a wave of popularity all the way to victory. And now the man who threw her caretaker government out of office in 2014 by force has demonstrated he is not shy of using a similar gimmick.

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    Prosecuting a country's 'CEO' a risky move

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 27/07/2017

    » Should chief executive officers (CEOs) who inflict losses on companies be jailed for mismanagement and then be forced to compensate the firms? If so, national leaders -- like ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra who is undergoing a criminal trial for implementing the supposedly loss-ridden rice-pledging scheme -- could face the same prospect of punishment for a flawed project.

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    Time we shook off meth's criminal stigma

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 21/06/2016

    » The Justice Ministry's proposal to remove methamphetamines, or <i>ya ba</i>, from the illicit dangerous drug list is a bold attempt to tackle chronic drug problems in society.

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