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  • OPINION

    Notes from a big country

    Life, Adam Kohut, Published on 29/07/2015

    » On the second night of my trip home, my family celebrated my father's birthday at a large seafood restaurant, one link in a chain of locations scattered across the southern United States. My younger brother, Gatlin, who is 11, ordered something called the "Mixed Seafood Grill". What arrived, half-an-hour later, carried in by a waiter lurching under its horrific weight, can only be described as nautical holocaust. Heaped on a platter the size of a manhole cover were enormous chunks of fish, scallops you could use as hockey pucks, shrimp that could be worn as bracelets.

  • OPINION

    The big issue: Sparing country [redacted]

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 14/12/2014

    » In 2002, in the wake of the 9/11 terrorism and US military pushback, the CIA opened a secret facility in central Thailand. The agency brought two high-level al-Qaeda operatives, Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, to the site and launched a new programme of "enhanced interrogation" techniques on them including physical assault and waterboarding, distressing many US officials.

  • OPINION

    Elite hide behind phoney shield of 'patriotism'

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 03/12/2019

    » Why can't people hate their own country?

  • OPINION

    Bureau-crazy's fault

    News, Postbag, Published on 06/12/2019

    » Re: "Chemical drama shows it's time for agency detox,'' (Opinion, Dec 5).

  • OPINION

    Suu Kyi stands up to lawsuit avalanche

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 25/11/2019

    » Myanmar's top leaders -- both military and civilian -- have been shell-shocked by the avalanche of international legal cases they are now facing. In the space of days, three cases have been lodged in separate courts, all intended to make the Myanmar government and the country's military leaders accountable for the horrendous events that unfolded in strife-torn western Rakhine state during military operations over the last three years. These forced nearly a million Muslims, or Rohingya as they call themselves, to flee to safety in Bangladesh.

  • OPINION

    An ominous analogy

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/12/2019

    » Re: "China's Uighur lesson", (Postbag, Nov 30).

  • OPINION

    Perils of being most-visited city

    News, Published on 27/11/2019

    » Though Bangkok still does not suffer the level of tourist saturation that some smaller cities like Venice and Barcelona complain about, it should learn how to cope with increasing numbers of visitors.

  • OPINION

    Jokowi II: Indonesia becoming a 'family state'?

    News, Published on 23/11/2019

    » Last month, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's seventh president for his second and final term. After a wide 55.5% to 45.5% victory at the polls, the president also secured backing for his policies in both legislative chambers, ensuring a solid platform for government over the next five years.

  • OPINION

    Who judges judges?

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/11/2019

    » Re: "Thanathorn guilty, but motivation in doubt", (Opinion, Nov 21).

  • OPINION

    Protecting Pareena

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/11/2019

    » Re: "Pareena saga a test of land reform resolve", (Opinion, Nov 15).

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