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  • WORLD

    Pressure mounts for Sri Lanka parliament recall amid 'bloodbath' warnings

    AFP, Published on 29/10/2018

    » COLOMBO - Ousted Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday demanded parliament be allowed to choose between the two rivals to run the country's government amid warnings that the constitutional crisis could become a "bloodbath".

  • OPINION

    The abusive golden rule

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/10/2018

    » The rate of human rights violations has long been atrocious, and under successive governments, elected as well as dictatorial. Arguably, no group has been more abused than the residents of Wang Saphung district of Loei province. They have been bounced from pillar to post -- quite literally at times. Their tormentors and attackers have ranged from slick legal authorities to arrogant bureaucrats. At one point 200 armed men attacked and battered villagers for the "crimes" of opposing a gold mine operation while exercising their rights.

  • OPINION

    Too little too late

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/10/2018

    » Re: "THAI 'sorry' as pilots snag 1st-class seats", (BP, Oct 20). The apology offered by Thai Airways International president Sumeth Damrongchaitham, for the behaviour of THAI's two pilots, who refused to take off unless two of the airline's first-class passengers were ejected from their seats for the company's off-duty pilots, is not enough.

  • OPINION

    Policing cyberspace

    News, Published on 20/10/2018

    » Re: "Cyber bill outcry puts PM on defensive", (BP, Oct 18).

  • WORLD

    UK PM mulls longer transition as EU demands Brexit progress

    AFP, Published on 18/10/2018

    » BRUSSELS - Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Thursday she was open to extending a Brexit transition period if it helped unblock negotiations, after EU leaders repeated that Britain must do more to avoid crashing out of the bloc without a deal.

  • OPINION

    Rights are sadly lost

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/10/2018

    » Re: "UN tramples its own ideals", (Editorial, Oct 15)

  • WORLD

    China rolls out PR push on Muslim internments

    AFP, Published on 16/10/2018

    » BEIJING: China on Tuesday issued an ardent defence of the alleged mass internment of minorities in its far west Xinjiang region, with a regional official insisting that authorities are preventing terrorism through "vocational education" centres.

  • OPINION

    Is jailing efficient?

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/10/2018

    » Re: "Death penalty taints the record", (Editorial, Oct 14). The debate on whether the death penalty for certain crimes continues unabated with both sides putting forward their reasons for keeping it or not. The editorial, obviously on the side of abolishing it, states "...life imprisonment, without a commuting term, is a more acceptable and efficient punishment choice for people committing heinous crimes". What it failed to state is to whom is it more acceptable and how is it more efficient.

  • WORLD

    US needs answers on Saudi journalist: Washington Post

    AFP, Published on 08/10/2018

    » WASHINGTON - The United States should "demand answers" from Saudi Arabia about the disappearance and alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post said late Sunday -- and punish the kingdom if cooperation is lacking.

  • OPINION

    Myanmar's shirked duty

    News, Editorial, Published on 08/10/2018

    » Last Thursday, police arrested two men in Ayutthaya for possession of drugs. They were driving a pickup with 700 one-kilogramme bags of crystal methamphetamine, a so-called recreational drug without medical or social value.

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