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  • OPINION

    Tweet smell of rebellion

    News, Published on 30/01/2012

    » The announcement last week by Twitter that it can control its users country-by-country is certain to cause the company much grief. For a company founded on the ideal of free speech, Twitter now will have to bear the burden of deciding just how free it should be. The company is less than six years old, but Twitter and its "tweets" have gained a worldwide foothold. Far beyond its use as a social link, the micro-blogging service has been credited with serving government, opposition and anti-establishment groups alike, including rebellions like the Arab Spring. Now Twitter has unleashed a powerful new force which it may not be able to control.

  • OPINION

    You're on your own, red shirts tell Nitirat

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 02/02/2012

    » A campaign engineered by the Nitirat group to amend Section 112 of the Criminal Code appears to be going nowhere, due to rising opposition from members of the public, the red shirts and the ruling Pheu Thai Party.

  • NEWS

    Pakistan hurtles towards 2012 polls

    AFP, Published on 22/01/2012

    » Pakistan's government has won temporary respite in its bid to cling onto office but early polls are inevitable as the army and judiciary plot to bring down the unpopular president, analysts say.

  • NEWS

    Sukumpol targets coup law changes

    News, Published on 20/01/2012

    » Newly appointed Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat yesterday indicated he may look at amending the 2008 Defence Ministry Administration Act after he is formally sworn into office.

  • NEWS

    Sondhi, ex-army adviser accused

    Online Reporters, Published on 26/01/2012

    » A lawyer for the United Front for the red-shirt Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) on Thursday filed a police complaint against Sondhi Limthongkul, co-leader of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), and Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit, a former adviser to the army, accusing them of inciting unrest in the country.

  • NEWS

    Turkey ex-army chief arrested for alleged bid

    AFP, Published on 06/01/2012

    » Turkey's former army chief Ilker Basbug was arrested Friday for an alleged bid to topple the Islamist-rooted government in the latest confrontation likely to inflame tensions with the powerful military.

  • OPINION

    Don't believe the doom mongers

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/01/2012

    » At last, the Bhumibhol Dam did not collapse before midnight on Dec 31, 2011.

  • NEWS

    Pakistan president goes to Dubai amid new crisis

    AFP, Published on 12/01/2012

    » Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was in Dubai Thursday for a brief scheduled visit, an aide said, against a backdrop of mounting tension as his government faces new challenges to its precarious rule.

  • NEWS

    Pakistan's Zardari meets army chief amid tensions

    AFP, Published on 14/01/2012

    » Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari met the chief of the powerful army on Saturday for face-to-face talks, a spokesman said, amid a civilian-military standoff that is shaking the government.

  • NEWS

    Islamist coup plot foiled in Bangladesh, says army

    AFP, Published on 19/01/2012

    » The Bangladesh army said on Thursday that it had foiled a plot by more than a dozen "religiously fanatic" Islamist officers to overthrow the elected government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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