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    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.

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    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.)


    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.

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    Silence rewarded

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 05/11/2017

    » The prosecutor of Pattani province officially dropped the army's charges under the criminal defamation and Computer Crime Act laws against three civil rights veterans who had the audacity to detail 54 incidents of torture in the deep South and publish a book about them, entitled <i>Torture</i>.

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    Corruption and cover-ups

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 29/01/2017

    » As they say in Narathiwat, it never rains but it pours. Wow! Sure, we asked about corruption, but we weren't expecting to be flooded out.


    Safety last

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 15/07/2018

    » The government can't prevent boys from being naughty any more than it can prevent squalls in an open sea. However, the government could have prevented two of the most deadly events to have captivated local and global attention recently.

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    Living the high life

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 24/12/2017

    » A week ago today we told a first-time visitor from the beautiful US state of Colorado to forget about seeing "the real, so-called authentic Thailand" because there isn't a square centimetre where tourists do not tread. The next day we set out on a family trip to places with not a foreign face in sight (one obvious exception).

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    Vale of Tiers

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 23/07/2017

    » It was a great trial. But rather than prime the pumps for a lift out of the basement, it actually illustrates why Thailand is stuck at that Tier 2 (Watch List) level on the US State Department's Trafficking in Persons (TIP) list that obsesses the general prime minister and millions more including the media.


    Man for all reasons

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 16/07/2017

    » If you really were up against it, had to stop all the generalising and nonsense political talk and get down, really seriously down, to one set of reforms in one tough place that really, really needs reform, where would you choose?

  • NEWS

    Mr X's gang unravels

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 12/02/2017

    » Sayobphairee Operation 60/1, the biggest trafficking takedown since the army chased Khun Sa back to Myanmar, began with the largest drug bust outside a nightclub urine test-centre.

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