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  • OPINION

    Prime Minister Prayut's huge little gaffe

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 09/08/2019

    » While Thailand's flawed 2017 constitution was bound to run into a fundamental dispute at some point, the sudden and brewing charter crisis facing the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha stems from an unlikely source. During the oath-taking ceremony presided over by Their Majesties on July 16, the Gen Prayut-led cabinet somehow omitted one-third of a statement which was mandated to be read aloud before officially taking office. What should have been a routine constitutional ritual has become a procedural gaffe that has captured national attention, putting government stability at risk and the prime minister's political longevity in doubt.

  • WORLD

    UN study finds businesses funding Myanmar army abuses

    Published on 05/08/2019

    » JAKARTA: United Nations investigators urged world leaders on Monday to impose targeted financial sanctions on companies linked to the military in Myanmar, and said foreign firms doing business with them could be complicit in international crimes.

  • BUSINESS

    EEC megaproject draws flak from residents

    News, Sonthanaporn Inchan, Published on 14/07/2019

    » The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is a well-known flagship megaproject of the military government. The project aims to turn most of the land in the three provinces of Chachoengsao, Chon Buri and Rayong into industrial zones.

  • WORLD

    Deutsche Bank says to slash 18,000 jobs by 2022

    AFP, Published on 08/07/2019

    » FRANKFURT AM MAIN - Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank said Sunday it would cut 18,000 jobs by 2022, as the former leading light of the country's financial sector looks to escape years of turmoil.

  • THAILAND

    Line-up fails to win fans

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 05/07/2019

    » Political analysts are saying the latest version of the cabinet line-up leaves a lot to be desired as some ministers-to-be are known to have sketchy track records, and that the unity of the next government will be undermined by the continued bargaining among coalition parties.

  • WORLD

    Maybank: Thai GSP perks at risk

    Published on 14/06/2019

    » Thailand and Indonesia are at risk of losing special trade status that gives developing economies preferential access to the US market, according to Maybank Kim Eng Research.

  • WORLD

    Trump says considering 2,000 new troops for Poland

    AFP, Published on 13/06/2019

    » WASHINGTON - The United States is considering sending 2,000 more troops to Poland, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday at White House talks with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda -- while stopping short of promising a permanent presence.

  • WORLD

    Last cruise ship leaves Cuba as fresh US sanctions bite

    AFP, Published on 06/06/2019

    » HAVANA - The last US cruise liner to stop over in Cuba sailed out again Wednesday as stepped-up US sanctions against the Communist-run island came into force.

  • WORLD

    Huawei a key beneficiary of China subsidies that US wants ended

    AFP, Published on 30/05/2019

    » BEIJING - A replica of the Palace of Versailles, medieval turrets, and spires rise across Huawei's new campus in southern China, a monument to the telecom giant's growing fortune -- and the benefits of state aid.

  • WORLD

    Monsanto ordered to pay $2 bn in latest Roundup blow

    AFP, Published on 14/05/2019

    » SAN FRANCISCO - In a third major legal blow to Bayer-owned Monsanto and its weedkiller Roundup, a jury in California has ordered the chemicals giant to pay more than $2 billion in damages to a couple that sued on grounds the product caused their cancer, lawyers said.

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