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  • OPINION

    Thailand's tale told via 'The Nation'

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 28/06/2019

    » Nearly five decades ago, The Nation newspaper started out as a pro-democracy, anti-military news organisation. It was fiercely independent and invariably hard-hitting vis-à-vis the powers-that-be. An English-language newspaper owned by Thais from the outset, it prided itself for having neither fear nor favour. Its lamentable expiry as a print newspaper today -- an online version will continue -- provides multiple parallels for Thailand's contemporary political history, ongoing polarisation and the changing nature of the business of journalism worldwide.

  • OPINION

    Late King's wishes for Thai children

    News, Published on 12/01/2019

    » As Thailand celebrates National Children's Day today, I wish to share my recollection of a memorable audience with His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his profound message and wishes for the children of Thailand and the world. I had the great honour to meet the late king on Nov 12, 1998. I was then serving as Unicef's regional director for East Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok. The occasion of my audience with the late king at Chitralada Palace was to accompany visiting Unicef executive director Carol Bellamy. Also accompanying us was the late Thai foreign minister Surin Pitsuwan. ​

  • THAILAND

    Regime fails to hit unity goal

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 16/05/2016

    » Having set itself a goal to restore national unity since seizing power almost two years ago, the military regime appears to have fallen short and its persistent use of "special powers" will only perpetuate political conflicts, critics say.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Anand: Govt's hidden conflict of interests

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 13/06/2013

    » Thai corporate governance best in region but current govt serving only a few & operates in hidden, non-transparent way.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Decentralise to save Southern Thailand

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 20/05/2011

    » Savage beheadings, car bombs and attacks on monks, all driven by an "endless cycle of revenge," must end.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Father of rural healthcare

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 17/06/2011

    » As Dr. Sem Pringpuangkaew turns 100, a review of his life reveals a history of rural medicine in Thailand during the 20th century.

  • 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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