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  • OPINION

    The minefield of reporting the Rohingya

    News, Johanna Son, Published on 19/04/2018

    » When the Myanmar Journalism Institute held a discussion on the Rohingya crisis, it had to be an "invitation only" event instead of a public one. In Myanmar media, it has become mainstream to avoid using the word Rohingya and keep some distance from a topic that is too sensitive and too risky for the political and financial survival of news outlets.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar military put on UN blacklist for sexual violence

    Associated Press, Published on 14/04/2018

    » UNITED NATIONS: A new UN report puts Myanmar's armed forces on a UN blacklist of government and rebel groups "credibly suspected" of carrying out rapes and other acts of sexual violence in conflict for the first time.

  • THAILAND

    Fishermen strike over new regulations

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 10/04/2018

    » More than a thousand fishing boats yesterday went on strike against the government's stringent measures against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

  • BUSINESS

    Four shades of a political firebrand

    Business, Published on 07/04/2018

    » Visitors at Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit's house are greeted by a copy of Caspar David Friedrich's Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog. The picture, associated with a host of political firebrands, depicts an old man standing perfectly still on a mountain overlooking a body of fog pushed around violently by the wind. The man is wearing a coat similar to those worn by students and protesters during the German War of Liberation.

  • WORLD

    Trump scraps blanket transgender military ban, major restrictions remain

    AFP, Published on 24/03/2018

    » WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump late Friday rolled back his blanket ban on transgender people serving in the military -- but they will still face major restrictions in the American armed forces.

  • LIFE

    A surprise behind the door

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/03/2018

    » The house sits deep in the woods, near a cemetery staked with tombstones. The family consists of a father, reeling in debt, and his four children, the eldest 22 and the youngest six. The mother is ill, ashen-faced, bedridden, and she'll jingle the brass bell in her hand to summon help. That jingling bell, and the apparition of a woman in a white gown in the mother's gloomy bedroom, will signal the cue of many jump-scares in the tale that unfolds.

  • OPINION

    Injustice can't just be washed away

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 06/03/2018

    » The graffiti showing a black leopard with a silence sign on a wall near Sukhumvit soi 58 was erased soon after it went on display. A swift and convenient end to the "trouble'' for whoever had it whitewashed? You have your spray paints, I have mine. You can create street art, I can kill it.

  • LIFE

    A big Hollywood night in a #MeToo moment

    Life, Published on 06/03/2018

    » The first Oscars of Hollywood's post-Harvey Weinstein era took care of its serious business at the start. As the 90th Academy Awards got under way on Sunday night, host Jimmy Kimmel addressed the sexual harassment scandals that have rocked Hollywood.

  • LIFE

    A missed opportunity

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 26/02/2018

    » Our monthly rundown of LGBTI news, including a highly-anticipated but ultimately disappointing event

  • BUSINESS

    Volkswagen's monkeys

    Business, Published on 07/02/2018

    » Late last month, the New York Times reported that researchers used monkeys to test the effects of inhaling diesel fumes from a Volkswagen. The research was commissioned by the European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport Sector, an organisation funded entirely by three big German car manufacturers: Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW.

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