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    Possibly time to look on the bright side

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 07/01/2018

    » Having just about scraped through the Year of the Chicken, here we are seven days into 2018 and wondering what's in store during the Year of the Dog. It probably won't be all that great, but we'll leave the gloom and doom to the experts. Let's just hope it's a least a bit more enjoyable than the past couple of years which have really been quite awful, and almost of an annus horribilis nature.


    Is the government digging its own grave?

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 05/07/2013

    » There seems to be no stopping the government in its desperate attempt to push through its most ambitious project, the two trillion baht infrastructure development plan, despite warnings of a huge "trap" that may threaten the government's very survival.


    Poll delays do nobody any favours

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 21/01/2018

    » Once again, hopes of an election in November this year seem to be slipping with each passing day -- the latest blow coming courtesy of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) vote on Friday to change Section 2 of the organic law on the election of members of parliament.


    Yingluck gone but populism sticks around

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/08/2017

    » Ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra has gone -- some might say -- with the wind. And the way she fled the country was so sly, like a Hollywood film noir where the femme fatale coolly sashays out of the scene having outwitted everyone.


    Giving flood victims a far bigger say

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 03/11/2017

    » Despite the severity of the floods that have affected hundreds of thousands of people in the provinces, the plight of the people affected seems to gain little media coverage. Perhaps it's because the Bangkok-centric media is complacent as the capital is mostly dry, and city residents can live a normal life.


    Pedestrians, once again, get raw deal

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 24/08/2017

    » After watching the documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City last weekend, I finally found something in common between New York City and Bangkok -- the obsession with infrastructure development at the cost of local communities. What happened to New York City planning six decades ago reminds me of what's happening to development in Bangkok nowadays.


    Flood blame for Aswin falls short of axe

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 19/10/2017

    » When learning that Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang daringly announced he would take sole responsibility for the catastrophic flood that slammed most parts of Bangkok on Saturday morning, I thought he wouldn't make it to his first anniversary as head of City Hall this week.


    Suu Kyi should heed Pope's suggestion on UN role

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 04/12/2017

    » Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar last week was an overwhelming success and may provide the much needed spark to ignite the government's peace process and its efforts to bring reconciliation to the country's violence-torn western region of Rakhine. The Pope's message was loud and clear: the only way forward for Myanmar was "love and peace", the title used for his visit.


    About politics

    News, Published on 18/11/2017

    » Prayut's 'fresh faces' question steeped in contradictions v Regime keeps watchful eye on Pheu Thai Party as it mulls lifting the political ban v Rajabhakti Park: Pride of the army or simply a den of graft?


    Rakhine violence leaves Aung San Suu Kyi reeling

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 28/08/2017

    » Myanmar's restive western state of Rakhine erupted into violence on Friday, leaving the government's efforts to find a solution to the communal tension there in tatters. Insurrection and arson engulfed large areas around Maungdaw and Buthidaung.

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