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    Hong Kong's youth press campaign for full democracy

    Reuters, Published on 26/06/2017

    » HONG KONG -- When the British handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997, Beijing promised to allow universal suffrage as an "ultimate aim", along with other freedoms, under a "one country, two systems" arrangement agreed with London.


    Spare young from coup-induced 'fatigue'

    News, Published on 20/05/2017

    » In the post-WWII era, Thailand has emerged as a "swing state" between democracy and authoritarianism, with fewer years of the former. As the country remains under military rule, a recent book by Giovanna Dore of John Hopkins University (JHU) offers an insight for Thais as it emphasises that children brought up under military regimes are more likely to embrace authoritarian values.


    A questionable 'good'

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/01/2017

    » Re: "Thailand's water supplies rated mostly as 'good'", (BP, Jan 15).

  • NEWS

    Trump told of Putin link to election meddling

    Published on 07/01/2017

    » WASHINGTON: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a hidden campaign to influence America's presidential election in favour of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, US intelligence agencies declared on Friday in the government's first formal allegation supporting sensational claims that Trump and his supporters have staunchly resisted.


    A messy march of folly towards Brexit -- and beyond

    News, Published on 07/01/2017

    » Barbara Tuchman published her masterpiece, The March of Folly, in 1984. It explored what the American writer and historian called "one of the most compelling paradoxes of history: the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests". Today she might have explored the march of folly by "the people" as well as governments in pursuing those harmful policies.


    The good, the bad and the sad

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 26/12/2016

    » Only five more days till we start counting down to a new year. Of course, this moment of festive spirit is a time to celebrate. It is the season filled with gifts, cakes, greeting cards, hampers, new year tinsels and banners, twinkle lights, beautiful words and stuff. It is a time to plan for holidays ahead and choose which direction to move forward in the new year.

  • NEWS

    Big data helped Trump even after he scorned it

    AFP, Published on 04/12/2016

    » WASHINGTON - Donald Trump derided the use of data and technology tools for his presidential campaign -- but those techniques might well have propelled him to victory.

  • NEWS

    Russia interfered in US election to help Trump win: report

    AFP, Published on 10/12/2016

    » WASHINGTON - A secret CIA assessment has found that Russia sought to tip last month's US presidential election in Donald Trump's favor, The Washington Post reported Friday, a conclusion that drew an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect's camp.

  • NEWS

    Men made a mess of Somalia, now women want to fix it

    AFP, Published on 26/11/2016

    » MOGADISHU - Raped, abused and subjected to genital mutilation, many women suffer terribly in Somalia, an unrepentantly patriarchal country shown by successive surveys as one of the worst places to be female.

  • TECH

    Trump claims mirror conspiracy-pushing website

    AFP, Published on 01/12/2016

    » WASHINGTON - Some of the most incendiary claims made by Donald Trump -- both before and after his election -- appear to be based on a US website denounced as a purveyor of hoaxes and conspiracy theories.

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