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    Time to lift rights bans

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/09/2018

    » The best thing that can be said about last week's action by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is that the all-male group understands it has created a problem. It has returned to the public a tiny bit of the civil and human rights it removed 52 months ago. On Friday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha used his extraordinary powers under Section 44 to give some small but important freedoms to political parties. While the order restores the right to organise party affairs, it falls lamentably short of restoring basic and constitutional rights to all Thais.

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    Fair poll goal within reach

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/01/2019

    » As the royal decree for the general election has been issued, the countdown for the country's return to democracy has officially begun.

  • News & article

    Admit errors, cure the ills

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/06/2019

    » Unlike China's communist dictatorship, which has delivered rapid and sustained high economic growth since 1979, Thailand's authoritarian rule over the past five years has presided over only slow growth in the economy.

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    Power is the regime's drug

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/05/2019

    » If power is as addictive as a drug, the military regime must have been overdosed with its latest appointment of its trusted friends and family members who will run the Senate for the next five years and have a say in the selection of at least two prime ministers.

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    Activists need protection

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/05/2019

    » Thailand's already battered human rights record has fallen another notch following reports of the mysterious disappearance of three activists accused of lese majeste while in exile in Vietnam.

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    Stop silencing the people

    News, Editorial, Published on 22/07/2017

    » Army chief Chalermchai Sittisart's recent decision to dismiss a call by 176 Thai and foreign academics for a relaxation or cessation of the rules that stop people from expressing their civil rights -- for example the ban on political gatherings -- comes as no surprise.

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    Stop creep of 'full Sharia'

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/04/2019

    » On Tuesday, an LGBTI group protested outside the Brunei embassy in Bangkok, rallying against the tiny oil-rich nation's imposition on April 3 of full Sharia law, which among other barbaric acts punishes sodomy by stoning offenders to death.

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    Old habits in new cyber bill

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/03/2019

    » The military-appointed National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has done a disservice to the people by passing the cybersecurity bill on Thursday, despite concerns over its threats to personal and corporate data privacy.

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    Tackling the 'lone wolves'

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/03/2019

    » The worst massacre of innocents in eight years occurred in peaceful Christchurch on Friday. In a 36-minute orgy in two separate mosques, 50 people were shot dead. A definitely demented but functioning man created an unwatchable Facebook video as he killed from close range. Heroes emerged from the mosque mats and in police ranks, but the worst of the killer's work was done.

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    Inequality exposed

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/12/2018

    » The economy expert Banyong Pongpanich was studying recent statistics last week when he made an interesting discovery. Based on figures reported in the latest annual Global Wealth Databook by Credit Suisse (CS), the inequality gap in Thailand has become the worst in the world. The figure represents national assets held and controlled by a nation's richest 1%, compared with the other 99%. In Thailand, that 1% is about 500,000, compared with the 50 million Thais of working ages.

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