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  • OPINION

    Reality in South fails to match government spin

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 13/09/2016

    » The appointment of the army chief's younger brother, Lt Gen Piyawat Nakwanich, as the 4th Army Region commander, does not bring a new sense of hope for peace in the restive deep South.

  • OPINION

    PromptPay sows doubts

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/08/2016

    » If anyone has questions about joining the e-payment system dubbed PromptPay, they should start with Phansuthee Meeluekij. That name may not be familiar, but he is the man who hit the headlines last week for every wrong reason. Mr Phansuthee is the small-business owner from Ayutthaya whose bank account was cleaned out by cyber thieves. Both the somewhat elaborate theft and the response by everyone involved are not just unacceptable. They should cause second thoughts about the security of the entire e-payment project currently pushed by government agencies and banks.

  • OPINION

    Regime on shaky ground as 'Pai' rebels

    Oped, Wasant Techawongtham, Published on 19/08/2016

    » I don't know Jatupat Boonpattararaksa personally. Like many people, I first got to know of him from news reports when he and a group of his friends joined a villagers' protest against gold mining in the northeastern province of Loei three years ago.

  • OPINION

    Denials, blame game won't stop bombings

    News, Suranand Vejjajiva, Published on 16/08/2016

    » Some days after the Mother's Day blasts and arson attacks in the Upper South and Prachuap Khiri Khan, authorities still can't say with any certainty what happened at each incident, about 15 in all, who the culprits are -- though manhunts are on, and why. No group claimed responsibility or demanded any terms, making it easy for false rumours and conspiracy theories to spread, especially via social media.

  • OPINION

    The big issue: We know where you are

    Alan Dawson, Published on 14/08/2016

    » In all, the military regime in just one week came up with four new ways they intend to track people in the coming days and months.

  • OPINION

    Mayor's reaction doubles his disgrace

    News, Editorial, Published on 31/07/2016

    » Ban Phai district municipality mayor Premsak Piayura should have explained what was happening in the photograph that led to questions over his suitability to hold public office, if the circumstances are as innocent as he says. Instead, his harassment of the reporters giving him a chance to explain himself has only deepened doubts about whether he is fit to hold his job.

  • OPINION

    Could India be the first country to get rid of cash?

    News, Mihir Sharma, Published on 22/07/2016

    » 'Black money" -- the colloquial name for a vast network of off-the-book cash transactions and unbanked savings -- is one of India's biggest scourges. Amounting to as much as $460 billion (16 trillion baht) a year, bigger than the GDP of Argentina, all that money lies beyond the reach of the tax authorities, creditors and anti-corruption investigators.

  • OPINION

    China weighs up its role in Myanmar peace talks

    News, Anthony Davis, Published on 14/06/2016

    » In what has traditionally been a boots-and-bayonets conflict fought a long way from media coverage, an unusual photo circulating on the internet last week revealed that Myanmar's military is now using armed drones in operations against ethnic insurgents. Probably taken on a serviceman's mobile phone and posted on a Facebook account, the image showed soldiers preparing a Chinese-built CH-3A unmanned combat aerial vehicle for take-off at an airfield in the north of the country.

  • OPINION

    #Travel smart - leave your phone behind

    Life, Pimchanok Phungbun Na Ayudhya, Published on 06/06/2016

    » I roamed the streets in Nakano, a neighbourhood in Tokyo I'd never been to. Though only a station away from the entertainment hub of Shinjuku, the area looks different from the bustle of touristy areas in other parts of the city.

  • OPINION

    Sri Lanka on cautious path to peace

    News, Associated Press, Published on 06/06/2016

    » For seven years, the ethnic Tamil housewife has waited for news of a son who vanished near the frenzied end of Sri Lanka's quarter-century-long civil war. After so much time, she has little faith that the Sinhalese-majority government will help solve such mysteries and heal old wounds.

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