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  • BUSINESS

    Can Modi repeat?

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 24/09/2018

    » A day is a long time in politics, so they say. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been in power for four years and four months, and his day of reckoning with the voters is still seven months away.

  • THAILAND

    PM wants to ban word 'grassroots'

    News, Published on 27/08/2015

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants to use his special powers to prohibit people from using the word rakya (grassroots) to refer to the poor, because he believes the term creates class divisions in society.

  • OPINION

    The road to 'true democracy'

    Published on 28/03/2015

    » Lt Gen Navin Damrigan, a constitution writer, shares his view on the Thailand the Constitution Drafting Committee has in mind once the new charter takes effect, and how the new highest law can bring about such transformation.

  • OPINION

    Has reform failed, or has it even begun?

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 23/06/2015

    » Maybe it's the natural swing of the pendulum — what goes up must come down — and that explains why we have gone from fight-to-the-death battles against inequality a few years ago, to high-minded campaigns for national reform last year, to struggles against overpriced lotteries, motorcycle racers and the age-old question of whether casinos should be allowed to operate legally in Thailand now.

  • OPINION

    A glossary of 2014 Newspeak

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 15/11/2014

    » Constitution (noun/slang): A piece of paper torn to shreds every few years by gun-toting soldiers who perform such deeds on national TV. Usually, a new piece of paper is written shortly afterwards, invariably by a clique of handpicked Samaritans, legislative superheroes, heartbroken mavericks and all-purpose sycophants.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Land reform proposal

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 08/02/2011

    » Land ownership inequalities will be targeted with land tax, cap on ownership, land bank, zoning, and database.

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