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  • OPINION

    Equality still eludes women

    News, Published on 09/03/2012

    » Thailand yesterday observed International Women's Day with little welcome news for the majority of its female population. True, the glass ceiling in national politics was finally broken when Thailand elected a woman as prime minister for the first time last July. Thailand also boasts one of the highest participation rates in the world for women in senior management (39%), well above the global average of 21% and just 19% for Asia-Pacific companies, according to a survey released yesterday by Grant Thornton consultancy firm.

  • OPINION

    Japan's revenge of the mandarins

    News, Published on 09/03/2012

    » Ever since the huge earthquake that hit Japan's Pacific coast at Tohoku on March 11, 2011, the country's mass media has obsessively focused on the magnitude of the physical damage and the loss of life.

  • OPINION

    Thai Rath columnist plerng morakot (Emerald Fire)

    News, Published on 09/03/2012

    » Rosewood poachers are still active along the rugged sections of the Thai-Cambodian border, causing a big headache for Thai officials poorly equipped to deal with the problem.

  • OPINION

    Words are like water

    News, Published on 09/03/2012

    » Re: ''PM heartens Japanese investors'' (BP, Mar 8). I read with amusement Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's assurances _ nay, guarantees _ to the Japanese government that there would be no repeat of last year's disastrous floods in Thailand.

  • OPINION

    Tell us how this won't recur

    News, Published on 09/03/2012

    » It is now several months since the floods peaked. And Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has hit the Asian political scene like a storm. She has met with diplomats, hosted foreign dignitaries and attended numerous engagements. She has handled herself well and carried out her prime ministerial duties with confidence, eloquence and style.

  • OPINION

    Ruling party's hardliners seek to win poll at any cost

    News, Published on 09/03/2012

    » Myanmar's political future may be at stake in the forthcoming by-elections scheduled for April 1, although only some 50 seats are being contested.

  • OPINION

    Eat your way to reconciliation

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 09/03/2012

    » Last week the senior editors of the Bangkok Post and Post Today had the honour of sitting down with good ol' Thaksin at Fauchon Le Cafe in the Dubai Mall. Of course, I wasn't invited because I don't think the questions I would have asked could contribute to our nation's agenda in any way.

  • OPINION

    Think you know what's happening in the world around you?

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 09/03/2012

    » Well, Guru doesn't and we need your help! See if you can answer these amazingly difficult questions and win yourself the joy of being right!

  • OPINION

    Making a big deal of the female card

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 09/03/2012

    » I am a big fan of German chancellor Angela Merkel. However, I know the character of this German leader is less exciting compared to "The Iron Lady" (former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher), Nobel Peace prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, or even Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, whose rise and fall in the motley Philippine politics plus the silicone breast implant saga, make her life an ideal script for a blockbuster movie.

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