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  • OPINION

    Slum's poor lose again

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/08/2019

    » It is not too difficult to figure out who will win and who will lose in the government's plan to transform the capital's oldest and largest slum into a commercial district, complete with a new "Bangkok landmark".

  • OPINION

    Yemen peace bid misses vital factor

    News, Published on 20/12/2018

    » As Yemen's warring parties met in Sweden last week, hopes were high that these peace talks -- the first since 2016 -- would spark a political process to end the ongoing conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine and created what the UN calls a "living hell for millions of children".

  • OPINION

    Eastern Economic Corridor must continue

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 07/12/2018

    » As the election looms, the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will likely leave behind a very mixed legacy. Far from being a clean-up crew against graft and a technocratic team for effective policy performance when it seized power more than four years ago, this outgoing government has had its fair share of unaccountable corruption allegations and policy directions that merely served its own vested interests of staying in power after the polls.

  • OPINION

    China's Belt & Road impact on Thailand

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 28/09/2018

    » As China's ambitious Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) and Maritime Silk Road (MSR) -- popularly known as the Belt and Road Initiative, or BRI -- continues to make ripples and waves in international affairs, its likely impact on mainland Southeast Asia warrants attention. Unlike many of the countries on the Eurasian landmass and along waterways from the South China Sea through the Indian Ocean to eastern Africa, Thailand and its immediate neighbours are not directly on the BRI path.

  • OPINION

    Thailand revitalising Acmecs scheme

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 12/06/2018

    » Renewed schemes for the region's three great rivers -- under the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (Acmecs) -- are making a comeback after some soul-searching amid a plethora of connectivity plans. Bangkok will host the 8th Acmecs summit this Friday and Saturday.

  • OPINION

    EEC needs political will to succeed

    News, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 25/01/2018

    » The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), a project that will strengthen not only the country's economic performance but also its competitiveness, is making rapid progress, which is commendable.

  • OPINION

    Rolling out broadband access is money well spent

    News, Bjorn Lomborg, Published on 27/07/2015

    » If you were setting global priorities, what would you choose? Chances are that you would go for high-profile issues like health, nutrition and education. Obviously, no-one is going to ignore pressing problems in these areas, but there are other targets which could make a real difference to people's lives. Perhaps surprisingly, one of these is broadband access.

  • OPINION

    Past actions lead to sense of numbness

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/07/2015

    » The date is June 18, 2026, and this is a diary from the future. Thailand in 2026 feels like 2015 in many ways, except it’s worse, despite the half-finished high-speed rail to Chiang Mai — the budget bloated from three trillion baht to five trillion baht in 2020 — and the half-finished Pak Bara deep-sea port — the budget didn’t bloat, but the government shifted its priority to buying nuclear submarines.

  • OPINION

    Wrong military mission

    Published on 02/05/2015

    » Re: “Prayut begs EU for mercy on illegal fishing”, (BP, May 1).

  • OPINION

    Goodies galore unveiled at Nevada show

    Life, James Hein, Published on 15/01/2014

    » As I write this, CES _ the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas _ is under way with its displays of awesome gadgets. Nvidia announced a 192-core mobile processor that comes in 32-bit ARM format, or a 64-bit version. Yes, you read that correctly: 192-core. There's lots more from all the usual suspects, but so far the release of the Galaxy S5 hasn't been announced. That's expected next month.

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