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    The lasting tragedy of the Tiananmen massacre

    News, Minxin Pei, Published on 03/06/2019

    » China's progress toward an open society ended when the People's Liberation Army (PLA) slaughtered at least hundreds, if not thousands, of peaceful demonstrators in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989. The crackdown left a lasting stain on the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), despite the regime's unrelenting efforts to whitewash history and suppress collective memory.



    News, Postbag, Published on 22/06/2019

    » Re: "Orwellian Thailand", (PostBag, June 20).


    Another one bites the dust

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 07/07/2019

    » It is a rule of competitive businesses not to recognise the competitor, pretending it does not exist — a rule that is broken, naturally, when something terrible happens to the competitor.


    Landless poor bear brunt of failed policy

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 08/07/2019

    » Last week, five villagers accused of encroachment on Saithong National Park in Chaiyaphum province were taken straight to jail after the Appeal Court upheld a ruling given previously by a lower court. The decision brought tears to their families and community members.


    Licence to kill

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/07/2019

    » Of all the retrograde events in Thailand over the past two decades, the death of a 15-year-old student at Phra Pratom Wittayalai School from so-called Thai "hazing" tradition is the worst.


    River's already under siege

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/07/2019

    » Your July 20 editorial, "Dam disaster on the way", was correct in identifying dams as contributing to flow problems on the lower Mekong, but sadly understated the problem.


    Huge army spend is self-serving folly

    News, Zachary Abuza, Published on 24/07/2019

    » It goes without saying but, coups d'état are good for a military's bottom line. According to data recently published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), the Thai military has benefited handsomely from its repeated interventions in Thai politics.


    Modern world leaders are just walking cliches

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 30/07/2019

    » One of the most striking things about Boris Johnson, who became UK prime minister, is how precisely he fits the stereotype of the eccentric upper-class Brit. With his elevation, Britain joins several major nations led by people who embody their national stereotypes and not the best of them at that. However, it could be argued that it's leaders defying such cliches who take their countries forward.


    Troubled justice?

    News, Postbag, Published on 04/08/2019

    » Re: "Thainess not all bad", (PostBag, July 30). I think everyone agrees that societies of other countries include families (and situations) similar to the one he refers to.


    Old habits die hard

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/08/2019

    » Re: "Army unwilling to yield to democracy", (Opinion, July 31). Erich Parpart is correct to say that democracy in Thailand is a distant possibility. The reasons should be obvious to anyone who has lived in any other democratic society.

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