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    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.


    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.

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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.)


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

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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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    The Big Issue: A torture culture

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 05/03/2017

    » Ravina Shamdasani, a human rights officer for the United Nations Human Rights Council, says Thailand has a torture culture.

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    The Big Issue: Those pesky tourists

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 26/02/2017

    » If you need to watch a rant or even start a hot dispute, pick an expatriate, any expat, and say "double pricing".

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