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  • OPINION

    China and its repression of the Uighurs

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 23/08/2018

    » Two weeks ago, Prof Gay McDougall, co-chair of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, alleged that up to a million people belonging to the Uighur and other Muslim minority groups in China's northwestern province of Xinjiang have been detained in concentration camps to be "re-educated" about religion.

  • NEWS

    Terrorist crashes car into London pedestrians

    Associated Press, Published on 15/08/2018

    » LONDON: A car ploughed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons.

  • OPINION

    Fear of social change a step back

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/08/2014

    » Those who live permanently in the past can't see the inevitability of the present. Those who worship the stegosaurus would do something so comical, so anachronistic as banning a computer game that most people have never heard of, prompting nearly everyone to hear about it and wanting to play it — just for kicks, just for a slap to the face, just to prove that techno-terrorism will leave the dinosaurs behind. In the world of bandwidth, in a time when information always slips through the iron fist like water or like pus, in short, in the downloadable, Wiki-leakable 21st century — banning data is the practice of ants trapped in prehistoric amber.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Trial and tribulation at German Film Week

    Life, Published on 28/06/2018

    » The German Film Week began on Monday and continues until Sunday. Among several titles in the programme, a couple of highlights stand out, and the good news is you can still catch them at this weekend at Cinema Oasis, Bangkok Screening Room and Goethe Institut.

  • OPINION

    Topsy turvy Thailand

    News, Published on 16/06/2018

    » Re: "Cops go after World Cup gamblers", (BP, June 12).

  • BUSINESS

    Clinging to hope

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » They have survived many challenges, from a genocide that killed nearly 3 million of their people, the ultimate fight for freedom from Pakistan, a series of coups since independence in 1971, and the assassination of the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But the people of Bangladesh still find it in their hearts to help those even less fortunate than themselves, in this case hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.

  • NEWS

    Mahathir recast as Malaysia's saviour

    News, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/05/2018

    » At the ripe old age of 92, Mahathir Mohamad has come out of retirement and is now set to become the world's oldest elected leader and the seventh prime minister of Malaysia after pulling off a surprise victory over his former apprentice Najib Razak on Wednesday.

  • OPINION

    Thailand's black site: Who is accountable?

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 15/05/2018

    » Suddenly Thailand, a name synonymous with coups and democratic struggles, has been mentioned repeatedly by US lawmakers and TV personalities over the last few weeks.

  • NEWS

    Trump defends CIA nominee

    Associated Press, Published on 07/05/2018

    » WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Monday defended Gina Haspel, his nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, dismissing debate over her involvement in a harsh interrogation programme and arguing Democrats want her out because she "is too tough on terror".

  • OPINION

    Ten ways to sidestep fault lines in Asean

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 27/03/2018

    » Given the unsettled international environment, great powers' competition and regional dynamism, the current Asean chair, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, urged the regional grouping to "maintain its centrality and relevance" in his recent speech at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

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