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  • OPINION

    Debasing the US TIP report

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/07/2015

    » Alarming reports are coming from Washington about the highly anticipated Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. It seems that US officials have been ordered to promote Malaysia from Tier 3, the bottom ranking where Thailand was controversially placed last year. The reports - not denied by US officials - say Malaysia's rise back to Tier 2 was for purely political reasons, because President Barack Obama needs Malaysia's support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations.

  • NEWS

    Tip of the iceberg

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 14/01/2018

    » Myanmar's government and entirely out-of-touch military soiled themselves again, over the Rohingya issue of course.

  • NEWS

    You had one job

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 09/07/2017

    » Today's media control tip is when the Royal Thai Navy can't get the job done, send in the army and the Ministry of Interior. (More on the navy in a moment.)

  • OPINION

    Data security a foreign concept

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 22/04/2018

    » You'd think that just about the worst thing that could happen in today's charged smartphone-internet intersection is the theft of many thousands of the most important identification documents and personal details of mobile phone owners. But you'd be wrong.

  • OPINION

    Stay on track, off roads

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/05/2017

    » Re: "MRTA defends bewildering Bang Phlat lane markers", (BP, May 7).

  • BUSINESS

    Trump comments, 'hard Brexit' talk depress stocks

    Business, Published on 23/01/2017

    » Recap: Donald Trump's comment that the US dollar was too strong and blunting the country's competitiveness rattled global stock markets last week, as did fears over the impact of a "hard Brexit" as outlined by British PM Theresa May. As well, confusion about Mr Trump's political and economic agenda made investors step back from risky assets ahead of his inauguration on Friday. The Thai stock market tracked the global trend, but the magnitude of its fall was limited.

  • OPINION

    Russia, despite drawdown, shipping more supplies

    News, Published on 01/04/2016

    » When Vladimir Putin announced the withdrawal of most of Russia's military contingent from Syria there was an expectation that the Yauza, a Russian naval icebreaker and one of the mission's main supply vessels, would return home to its Arctic Ocean port.

  • BUSINESS

    Global shares sink in bad case of China syndrome

    Business, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Recap: The new year got off to a miserable start as China suspended share trading twice, the yuan slid to a five-year low, and weak manufacturing and services data in the world's second-largest economy rattled traders everywhere including Thailand.

  • NEWS

    Lufthansa braces for next strike

    Published on 03/12/2014

    » BERLIN — Lufthansa's board meets on Wednesday to approve expansion of its budget flights against the backdrop of deteriorating relations with pilots who are now planning their tenth strike this year.

  • NEWS

    Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, 12 dead

    Reuters, Published on 09/10/2017

    » COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: A boat carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh capsized and at least 12 people, most of them children, drowned, police said on Monday, the latest victims of violence in Myanmar that has forced more than half a million people to flee.

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