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    Revamp the military

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/02/2019

    » Let's briefly consider local geopolitics and the Thai military. Thailand needs China like it needs another coup. However, China needs Thailand for a variety of reasons. The US has had a longstanding favourable relationship with Thailand and is its most powerful ally.

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    Thai tantrums

    News, Postbag, Published on 01/11/2019

    » I do not understand why many Thais are being hysterical about US President Donald Trump suspending trade preferences for Thailand under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP).

  • News & article

    Charter vote lifts set in good week for stocks

    Business, Published on 15/08/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced last week, buoyed by a big gain in US jobs in July and a slowdown in the decline of Chinese producer prices. The Thai stock market rallied as investors' confidence in political stability improved after voters endorsed the draft constitution by a margin of 61% to 39% in the Aug 7 referendum. The SET was closed on Friday so there has been no market reaction yet to a series of deadly bombings that hit five southern provinces.

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    S44 is not a magic cure to our traffic woes

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Section 44 of the interim constitution is not a magic wand, nor is it a panacea for all of the country's dilemmas, be they political, economic, social, health, environment, etc.

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    In tune with the times

    B Magazine, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 08/07/2018

    » For over 30 years, Pongsit Kampee has been telling stories about people, their struggles, grievances, and of love lost. To say that he is Thailand's Bob Dylan may be a bit of an overstatement, but he's one of the few we have who may merit that comparison.

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    Currencies slump, funds flee emerging markets

    Business, Published on 08/09/2018

    » Recap: Emerging stock markets, especially those in Asia, experienced heavy fund outflows as concerns mounted over the health of emerging economies in general, and contagion impact from the likes of Argentina and Turkey. The Indonesian rupiah hit a two-decade low and the Indian rupee also lost more ground. US-China trade tensions continue to cast a pall over markets as well.

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    Thailand in film

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 27/07/2018

    » It has been a few weeks since the rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team from Tham Luang cave. With the successful and miraculous feel-good news of the rescue, it was inevitable that plans to dramatise the entire ordeal will be made into a movie. Reportedly, six film production companies are in talks with the Thai government and have expressed interest in obtaining rights to make a dramatic movie version of the events.

  • News & article

    Let's enable change

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/03/2018

    » Re: "Wheelchair activist smashes door after BTS access row", (BP, March 13).

  • News & article

    Rite of passage

    News, Postbag, Published on 31/08/2017

    » Re: "Yingluck's flight is no win-win deal", (Opinion, Aug 30).

  • News & article

    Sick healthcare system

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/06/2017

    » As I watch Republican congressmen try to make healthcare unaffordable for tens of millions of old, poor and chronically ill Americans, I am gaining a new appreciation of Thaksin.

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