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    Sea turtles riddled with deadly tumours

    News, AFP, Published on 08/02/2016

    » The young patient writhes on the operating table, kicking its flippers. A team of medical attendants turns it over, revealing an underbelly cluttered with tumours, some as big as golf balls.


    AoT to fix queues at Don Mueang

    News, Amornrat Mahitthirook, Published on 08/02/2016

    » Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) will be asked to approve Don Mueang airport's plan to increase space for the immigration service to ease overcrowding. 


    Sorry bridge to nowhere

    News, Editorial, Published on 08/02/2016

    » A task force of district officials, soldiers and police stormed a crime scene involving an international gang last week. Or so the authorities claimed. The raid on a gentle bridge tournament has made Thailand a laughing stock. Law enforcers could find no trace of gambling, which makes sense since bridge is not played for money. Then, 32 of these elderly foreign residents were arrested, marched into a police cell and, after a lengthy and exhaustive (for them) wait, charged with possessing playing cards without excise stamps.


    Just don't listen

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/02/2016

    » In Roger Crutchley's ever-amusing column on Sunday (BP, Feb 7) there was a paragraph about someone sleeping in a car with deafening music playing.


    Zika virus comes with a hefty price tag

    News, Published on 08/02/2016

    » People are scrambling as the scary, mosquito-borne virus Zika winds its way through 26 (and counting) countries and territories in the Americas. The commotion is understandable: the virus may be linked to an alarming spike in microcephaly, a birth defect, in Brazil, and a neurological disorder elsewhere, and there's nothing like the prospect of a generation maimed to trigger panic.


    The high complexity of inequality

    News, Published on 08/02/2016

    » Everyone seems to be talking about -- and condemning -- today's rising level of economic inequality. Fuelled by jarring statistics like Oxfam's recent revelation that the world's richest 62 people own as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion, popular support for left-wing figures like America's Bernie Sanders and Britain's Jeremy Corbyn is rising. But today's ideology-driven debates oversimplify an issue that is exceedingly complex -- and affected by processes that we do not fully understand.


    Repression gains ground across Asia

    News, Pimsiri Petchnamrob, Published on 08/02/2016

    » The charges brought against Sirikan Charoensiri, of Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), one of the lawyers representing 14 student activists charged with sedition, are indicative of not only the deteriorating human rights situation in Thailand, but also an alarming regional trend of reprisals against human rights defenders and activists in the region.


    Prosecution fails to clear up 2006 election scandal

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 08/02/2016

    » After almost 10 years of living with the stigma of being electoral cheats, which resulted in the dissolution of the Thai Rak Thai Party by the Constitutional Court, several former members of the defunct party are celebrating the Supreme Court's verdict last Wednesday which, they claim, has found the party not guilty.


    Police really do make us feel shamed

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 08/02/2016

    » The public outrage over the police raid on a bridge meeting club in Pattaya in which 32 elderly foreigners were arrested is understandable.


    Uzbek's rape claims unravel

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 08/02/2016

    » Uzbek woman Refika Shakirova looked weary when she met police late last month after she escaped from a gang of three men who allegedly assaulted and raped her, demanded a ransom and detained her for nine days.

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