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  • OPINION

    Do something!

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 03/02/2019

    » Admit it, Bangkokians. You like your vicarious danger. It could be because Bangkok hasn't the regrettably typical dangers of many cities. There are no cyclones, big earthquakes, volcanoes. So when world-class pollution hits, Bangkok folks are extraordinarily concerned but they also exhibit a weird, well, pride.

  • OPINION

    Two hats not good

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 07/10/2018

    » When Bangkok got too noisy because of all the criticism about cabinet ministers taking advantage by openly playing politics unfairly, the general prime minister escaped to the North on another scrupulously non-political trip to give away money and be photographed with every local personality and housewife within 20 kilometres.

  • OPINION

    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.

  • OPINION

    Signs of concern

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 01/07/2018

    » The general prime minister said last week that he really doesn't even want to talk about an election before September. Also, there won't be an election until he's able to announce the success of his programme of national reconciliation.

  • OPINION

    A mad, mad week

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 20/05/2018

    » Week Three of the 2019-2020 election campaign was Crazy Week. There always is at least one.

  • OPINION

    Searching for sanity

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 28/05/2017

    » It now is pretty much confirmed by all available sources that the world is nuts. Last week was just more proof piling up.

  • OPINION

    Engine failure

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 04/12/2016

    » The green shirts last week got what they came for back in May 2014. While happiness was returned to the National Council for Peace and Order, it became unclear how long it will last.

  • OPINION

    The big issue: Fighting war, talking peace

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 04/09/2016

    » Separatists in the deep South tried to have it both ways last week, thankfully failing (mostly) on one score but arguably pushing ahead on the second, long-range part of the strategy.

  • OPINION

    The big issue: We know where you are

    Alan Dawson, Published on 14/08/2016

    » In all, the military regime in just one week came up with four new ways they intend to track people in the coming days and months.

  • OPINION

    The big issue: Month of calamity

    Alan Dawson, Published on 10/07/2016

    » At dinner time on Friday, July 1, seven nice young, educated men of good families walked into the upscale Holey Artisan Bakery (official motto - The Only True Artisan Bakery Shop Between Mumbai and Singapore) in the tony Gulshan area of Dhaka, to kill a bunch of people.

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