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  • OPINION

    The three gutsy peers

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 16/09/2018

    » The six-month Bangkok Shutdown campaign may have given off an aura of fun and games with a positive outcome for the green shirts and a negative one for the reds.

  • OPINION

    No, really, Big Brother is watching

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 25/06/2017

    » The Big Three of International Computing have convinced tens of millions of customers to spy on themselves. Considering this, what's the big deal when the government listens in too -- well, apart from the going-to-jail part -- at least?

  • OPINION

    Indictment of the innocent

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 17/02/2019

    » It wasn't a good week for those who claim the March 24 general election will be free and fair. The "gateway to resumption of government accountability and democracy building" seemed firmly closed.

  • OPINION

    Safety last

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 15/07/2018

    » The government can't prevent boys from being naughty any more than it can prevent squalls in an open sea. However, the government could have prevented two of the most deadly events to have captivated local and global attention recently.

  • NEWS

    The victim card

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 28/01/2018

    » If you are a patriot working tirelessly and selflessly to try to save your country from the lower classes but some people think you are responsible for the actions of your friends and mentors, you may be a victim.

  • NEWS

    Vale of Tiers

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 23/07/2017

    » It was a great trial. But rather than prime the pumps for a lift out of the basement, it actually illustrates why Thailand is stuck at that Tier 2 (Watch List) level on the US State Department's Trafficking in Persons (TIP) list that obsesses the general prime minister and millions more including the media.

  • NEWS

    Serious comedy

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 02/04/2017

    » Just 32 years old, Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya leads a hectic, globe-trotting life. You have to understand that he can't just be on hand every time prosecutors want to get his views about his connection to the hit-and-run killing by his Ferrari more than four years ago. In fact, he has missed eight appointments in the past year.

  • OPINION

    The old stomping grounds

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 25/09/2016

    » On the day of the coup, May 22, 2014, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha commanded the Royal Thai Army and his little three-star brother Preecha held command of the 3rd Army. That is a post with a good deal of prestige, and it fit Lt Gen Preecha to a T. He was a helicopter pilot by military occupation, and disposed to chase drug smugglers. Where else is better? He staked out the 3rd Army as his stomping grounds, and life was good.

  • OPINION

    The big issue: So help me God

    Alan Dawson, Published on 31/01/2016

    » Donald Trump has not mentioned “Thailand” since he began his campaign to become the Republican Party candidate for United States president last June. That's the good news. No, really, that's good news.

  • OPINION

    The big issue: Frogs in a pot

    Alan Dawson, Published on 16/08/2015

    » The head of the Constitution Drafting Committee suddenly realised he had forgotten something. At a mere 130 pages, 61,000 words, 315 sections, the charter really needed some meat on its bones.

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