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    Discontent fires up Apirat

    News, Published on 02/01/2020

    » The army has ordered soldiers to stay alert to possible violent incidents as dissatisfaction with its alleged role in politics will likely continue unabated this year.

  • News & article

    The future is bright

    News, Postbag, Published on 31/12/2019

    » Re: "Misled by 'democracy,'" (PostBag, Dec 29).

  • News & article

    Asia's century, China's year

    Asia focus, Published on 30/12/2019

    » Way back when 1999 was winding down, pundits were telling us that the Asian Century was about to dawn. That prediction has not yet been fully realised, but few would disagree that 2019 belonged to China. Over the past 12 months, the top headlines have been about the bruising trade war with America, defiant protests in Hong Kong against Beijing's tightening grip, and the rise of a surveillance state that is herding hundreds of thousands into "re-education" camps on its western fringes. Below, the Asia Focus team looks back on a busy and sometimes troubling 2019.

  • News & article

    A tale of two generations bonding over a video game

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 27/09/2019

    » Video games are often painted as the villain, the source of violence, the time-thief that steals days and nights from its players. But in Brave Father Online: Our Story Of Final Fantasy XIV, video games are the hero -- a platform where bonds are forged and a family reconnected.

  • News & article

    Two soldiers face rare murder charges in restive south

    Published on 25/12/2019

    » Two soldiers in the southern province of Narathiwat have been charged with the murder of civilians, a military spokesman said on Wednesday, in a rare rebuke in the insurgency-torn region where rights groups have long demanded greater transparency.

  • News & article

    Stranded fishing crew arrives back home

    News, Published on 13/08/2019

    » Some of the 18 Thai crew members rescued from a stricken vessel found drifting without fuel off the coast of Somalia have insisted that crew broker Nithiwat Thiranantakul -- their employer -- had encouraged them to work overseas but later failed to pay their salaries.

  • News & article

    Cops identify suspects for all bombs

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 06/08/2019

    » Police are seeking arrest warrants over Friday's bombing and arson spree in Bangkok after identifying suspects for all the attacks, according to Pol Lt Gen Suwat Chaengyotsuk, an assistant to the national police chief.

  • News & article

    Staying afloat on a sea of despair

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/12/2019

    » Chakra (Sarm Heng) is a Cambodian peasant boy who wants to escape a rural existence that offers him no future. "How's Thailand?" he asks a friend who returns from working at a construction site in Bangkok. "If you work hard, there's no problem," his friend assures him. Through trafficking agents, Chakra is smuggled across the border, but instead of being sent to a factory or a construction site, the boy is thrown onto a fishing trawler and forced to work without pay in conditions resembling a floating prison.

  • News & article

    Hong Kong: It's purely symbolic

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 02/08/2019

    » The anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong are now eight weeks old and still going strong, but the level of violence is rising.

  • News & article

    Silencing the youth

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/12/2019

    » Well, let's see. This week we learned that the permafrost in the Arctic is thawing much faster than was anticipated which is going to lead to a faster rise of sea levels than we had anticipated.

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