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    Don't rush Thai-Sino rail

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/06/2017

    » The Prayut Chan-o-cha government is set to use Section 44 to speed up the Thai-Sino railway project which is behind schedule due to legal and technical reasons.

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    Death penalty is no answer

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/05/2019

    » Amendments to the criminal law to make severe sex crimes punishable by death may cause some people to rejoice. Yet, it would be wrong to think that capital punishment is a panacea for the long-standing problem.

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    Seize the drugs nettle

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/04/2016

    » A recent series of arrests and seizures by anti-drug forces is a rare ray of optimism in the fight for a rational drug-control policy. But they also revived serious questions and brought more confusion to the problem. It is clear that some countries in the region are keen to take more responsibility while suffering more losses than others. And it seems while authorities have a somewhat tenuous handle on who is controlling drug trafficking, efforts to deal with the kingpins are ineffective at best.

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    A tech deal that delivers

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/12/2015

    » The world's slowest negotiations have finally concluded with the signing of a deal to eliminate most trade tariffs on technology hardware. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) last week reached an agreement with 53 countries, and among the signatories is Thailand. The deal affects an estimated US$1.3 trillion in annual trade in a substantial variety of IT products. It will spur trade and development of technology in many areas, from home and office to futurist research laboratories.

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    Demolition plan off track

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/08/2019

    » The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has unveiled a plan to tear down a large number of old railway stations to pave the way for the construction of double-track railways, without considering the fact that most of them are national heritage buildings. This is wrong.

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    Rail link a worthy effort

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/07/2019

    » The new train service between Bangkok and Ban Klong Luk border station in Sa Kaeo province that was launched on July 1 is a major step for Thailand to boost people-to-people ties with its immediate neighbour to the east.

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    The stupidity has to stop

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/04/2019

    » The cost of stupidity. That was the term used by the Thai media to describe the 11.8-billion-baht in compensation that the government has to pay Hopewell (Thailand) Co, the developer of the unfinished mega-transport project, following a ruling by the Supreme Administrative Court on Monday.

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    Rail crossings remain unsafe

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/04/2019

    » A crash involving a passenger van and a train in Lop Buri last week proves that a "couldn't care less" attitude remains a major cause of accidents.

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    One attack, one setback

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/11/2018

    » The murderous attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi highlights the troubles that Beijing faces in selling its keystone international development programme. "One Belt, One Road" began with much scepticism, and 2018 has seen setback after setback. Friday morning's assault on Chinese interests killed two policemen guarding the consulate. The Pakistani separatist group behind the deaths said the Chinese are "exploiting our resources".

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    One belt, but many burdens

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/09/2018

    » China has suddenly encountered a number of problems with its grandiose scheme to revive, modernise and then massively expand the Silk Road of old. Not only have several countries questioned and even pulled out of vital parts of the project. Some have rudely questioned the motives of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), often and even better known as the One Belt, One Road programme.

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