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    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.

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    Prayut appeal to draw 'cobras'

    News, Published on 21/03/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's chance of reclaiming the premiership seems to be on the upswing as several politicians from major rival political parties have hinted their willingness to back his bid to hold on to power.

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    Apirat singing wrong hymn sheet

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 20/02/2019

    » Army chief Apirat Kongsompong's harsh reaction to the idea of politicians who want to push for military reform has triggered a number of questions.

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    Army reshuffle sees loyalists appointed

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 03/09/2018

    » The annual military reshuffle has seen the appointment of assistant army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong as the new army chief -- a position perceived to be critical to smoothing the way for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to reclaim his premiership and stay on in power after the next election.

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    Apirat gets army chief's job in top brass reshuffle

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 02/09/2018

    » Assistant army chief Apirat Kongsompong has been promoted to take the army's top post in the annual military reshuffle which further cements the regime's power to run the country, observers said.

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    Burkini ban is ridiculous

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/09/2016

    » The French government's decision to create an uproar over women who cover up on the country's beaches was always going to be trouble. In a way, the ban on the so-called "burkini" bathing wear is reminiscent of the equally misguided attempt by our own government to ban Islamic head wear in schools. Such state interference is not just unnecessary but divisive. The Paris government would be wise to consider the lessons learned in Thailand, accept they were wrong and abandon this poorly conceived law.

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    About politics

    News, Published on 18/06/2016

    » Election commissioners cannot seem to write a song that makes the whole world sing v The UDD's anti-graft centres are being squashed before they can get going v Pending military reshuffle throws up some interesting rivalries

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    Region loses great statesman

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 24/03/2015

    » Thailand has lost a staunch ally while Asean will sorely miss a source of wisdom, guidance and inspiration with the death yesterday of Lee Kuan Yew — Singapore's first and longest-serving prime minister.

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