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    Asean 4.0

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 25/09/2017

    » The world is in the midst of a digital transformation, and so is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). The region of 630 million people has become a strategic battleground for the digital economy, in which established tech giants and startups alike are trying to seize market opportunities.


    Fresh optimism in KL

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 11/09/2017

    » Anyone who visits Kuala Lumpur these days will feel the vibe of optimism, in the form of construction that is humming along across the capital city. The Malaysian government is injecting massive sums to develop transport infrastructure -- an element the country lacks in comparison with close neighbours Singapore or even Thailand.


    Greening the palm oil supply chain

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 08/05/2017

    » 2016 will be remembered as the year of clear blue skies and clean air in the southern peninsula of Southeast Asia. For the first time in nearly two decades, choking haze from fires set to clear land for oil palm plantations was reduced significantly, in keeping with a promise made by Indonesian President Joko Widodo.


    The voices of the people are under siege

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/04/2016

    » Taweesak In-gwang is a resident of Chiang Rak Yai district in Pathum Thani province. Lamom Boonyong is a fisherman in Rayong. Though a couple of hundred kilometres apart, they have one thing in common. They are branded "mafia" by the government because they dare to speak out against state development projects that will affect their environment and livelihoods.


    Using man to save nature

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 28/10/2015

    » It is hard to imagine that Suan Pa Ket Nom Klao -- 75 rai of forest in Bang Krachao -- is so close and accessible from the centre of Bangkok. Just a few minutes ferry ride from the pier at Klong Toey, visitors find themselves in leafy orchards and among a web of small canals. 

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    Pak Bara critics undaunted by S44

    Oped, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 01/05/2015

    » Despite the government's threat to use the draconian Section 44 law in pushing the Pak Bara deep-sea port project in Satun, southern people and a network of conservation groups are undaunted, ready for a major fight.

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