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  • OPINION

    Thailand's tale told via 'The Nation'

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 28/06/2019

    » Nearly five decades ago, The Nation newspaper started out as a pro-democracy, anti-military news organisation. It was fiercely independent and invariably hard-hitting vis-à-vis the powers-that-be. An English-language newspaper owned by Thais from the outset, it prided itself for having neither fear nor favour. Its lamentable expiry as a print newspaper today -- an online version will continue -- provides multiple parallels for Thailand's contemporary political history, ongoing polarisation and the changing nature of the business of journalism worldwide.

  • THAILAND

    Prayut appeal to draw 'cobras'

    News, Published on 21/03/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's chance of reclaiming the premiership seems to be on the upswing as several politicians from major rival political parties have hinted their willingness to back his bid to hold on to power.

  • OPINION

    Apirat singing wrong hymn sheet

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 20/02/2019

    » Army chief Apirat Kongsompong's harsh reaction to the idea of politicians who want to push for military reform has triggered a number of questions.

  • THAILAND

    Army reshuffle sees loyalists appointed

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 03/09/2018

    » The annual military reshuffle has seen the appointment of assistant army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong as the new army chief -- a position perceived to be critical to smoothing the way for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to reclaim his premiership and stay on in power after the next election.

  • THAILAND

    Apirat gets army chief's job in top brass reshuffle

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 02/09/2018

    » Assistant army chief Apirat Kongsompong has been promoted to take the army's top post in the annual military reshuffle which further cements the regime's power to run the country, observers said.

  • LIFE

    Full circle after 24 years

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 28/08/2016

    » Greetings from Nakhon Pathom. This week your favourite columnist finds himself in a hotel room for five days in this little town just west of Bangkok. "Little town" is hardly a good description, though it was certainly that way when I first visited here a quarter of a century ago. Bangkok has since extended her tentacles, swallowing up the likes of Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi and Minburi.

  • THAILAND

    About politics

    News, Published on 18/06/2016

    » Election commissioners cannot seem to write a song that makes the whole world sing v The UDD's anti-graft centres are being squashed before they can get going v Pending military reshuffle throws up some interesting rivalries

  • THAILAND

    I’ll meet you near the temple

    Spectrum, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 03/04/2016

    » Pueng Pung’s life has been determined by war and Thai-Cambodian border politics. Originally from Si Sa Ket province, the 64 year old spent her childhood freely travelling across the border.

  • THAILAND

    Region loses great statesman

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 24/03/2015

    » Thailand has lost a staunch ally while Asean will sorely miss a source of wisdom, guidance and inspiration with the death yesterday of Lee Kuan Yew — Singapore's first and longest-serving prime minister.

  • BUSINESS

    The power brokers

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 01/09/2014

    » SPECIAL REPORT: Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha's new economic team faces urgent tasks, write Post reporters

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