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    The godfather tradition lives on

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 17/06/2012

    » People continue to be astounded by a series of polls in which most respondents say they don't mind government corruption as long as they also benefit. The latest poll this month had 63.4% of respondents expressing the view. The poll in January this year had 64.7%.

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    Regulator blames GMM Grammy for Euro row

    Spectrum, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 17/06/2012

    » The controversy surrounding the broadcasting of Euro 2012 matches has swept politics from front pages and left millions of frustrated fans demanding to know: What happened to my football?

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    Road to victory is red

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 20/05/2012

    » Two years after the bloody crackdown on May 19, 2010, Thaksin Shinawatra is on the road to victory, one that is paved by blood, death and political intrigue, engineered by both sides of the political divide and the finishing line has little to do with democracy.

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    The red dilemma

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 27/05/2012

    » While UDD leaders and followers demand justice, Thaksin Shinawatra carefully pleads for reconciliation; and apparently the two cries are in conflict. Nonetheless, Thaksin hopes monetary compensation will soothe the reds' anger. You can't bring back the dead or reattach an amputated arm, but bank notes can dry many tears.

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    Il Duce, come-home-now

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 15/04/2012

    » Aung San Suu Kyi was imprisoned for 15 of the past 21 years in her own home. Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned several times on many different occasions in South Africa and India. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison.

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    Shall we dance?

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 25/03/2012

    » Miss Reconciliation, she's a tease, a swaying exotic dancer, enticing, inviting; a closer inspection, however, will reveal that she's but a drag queen. But when Ms Reconciliation sings, oh how the academics, activists, politicians and media promptly dance to her tune The latest beat is supplied by the reconciliation paper from King Prajadhipok's Institute (KPI), and everyone is two-stepping dutifully, to the window, to the wall.

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    Hard ball hovers

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 12/02/2012

    » There's democracy and then there's Thai-style democracy. The former involves, at least in theory, human rights, freedom, equality and the rule of law. The latter means we like all that wonderful stuff well enough, but there are more important matters that define who we are.

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