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  • OPINION

    Reckless development sows seeds of disaster

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 09/08/2018

    » As monsoon rains have struck the Mekong region recently, some countries have been hit hard by flooding. These disasters reflect the fact that the region's development projects have not fully recognised climate change impacts and so lack plans to deal with them.

  • OPINION

    Precious lessons for protecting our nature

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/06/2016

    » Last week, there was good and bad news about the environment. I learnt a lot about environmental protection measures during my June 6-7 visit to Japan's Yakushima Island, of which 20% of the total area is registered as a World Natural Heritage Site by Unesco. Later on June 9, I was happy to hear that various groups of people planted trees on some parts of deforested land in Nan and many other Thais planted trees elsewhere and also at home.

  • OPINION

    A tech deal that delivers

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/12/2015

    » The world's slowest negotiations have finally concluded with the signing of a deal to eliminate most trade tariffs on technology hardware. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) last week reached an agreement with 53 countries, and among the signatories is Thailand. The deal affects an estimated US$1.3 trillion in annual trade in a substantial variety of IT products. It will spur trade and development of technology in many areas, from home and office to futurist research laboratories.

  • OPINION

    Grindr holds a mirror to China's subtle evolution

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 11/09/2018

    » Grindr, the world's largest gay social-networking site, told the Shenzhen stock exchange recently that it plans to IPO overseas. Its owner, Beijing Kunlun Technology Co, a games developer, didn't give a date or location. But the announcement revived concern in the gay community locally and worldwide about the app's Chinese ownership.

  • OPINION

    Social media needs bigger clean-up

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 31/07/2018

    » The plunge of Facebook and Twitter shares last week shows that both companies are hostages to investors' unrealistic perceptions of how quickly they should grow even as they purge bots and trolls. Moving to eliminate all fake and malicious accounts, as well as making new ones very hard to register, would be scary given these inflated expectations.

  • OPINION

    Corbyn has an awful economic idea

    News, Published on 26/06/2018

    » The UK Labour Party's plan to set the Bank of England a productivity target must rank among the worst ideas ever conceived for a central bank.

  • OPINION

    Pie in the sky?

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/06/2018

    » Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, and the Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) are aiming high. By 2021, three major airports, namely Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-Tapao will have a collective capacity to handle up to 200 million passengers a year.

  • OPINION

    Does Malaysia need its now-canned high-speed rail?

    News, Published on 31/05/2018

    » Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said he'll cancel a planned high-speed railway that was intended to reduce journey times between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore from about five hours to 90 minutes. Bloomberg Opinion columnists David Fickling and Adam Minter debate the topic.

  • OPINION

    'Panther' poaching the tip of iceberg

    News, Published on 01/03/2018

    » Recent events in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary have opened a wellspring of outrage and concern among the public about the fate of Thailand's wilderness heritage. The rare black Indochinese leopard (aka black panther) that was hunted has become emblematic of injustice and a call to action, especially among the younger generation. It has led to a fierce repudiation of some elites who see Thailand's remaining wilderness as a personal playground to exploit without regard for the law.

  • OPINION

    Going full steam ahead

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/08/2017

    » The unexpected approval of a report assessing the environmental and health impacts of a coal-fired power plant in Songkhla's Thepha district by state environmental experts on Aug 17 signifies the state's determination to get on with the controversial project.

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