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    Diplomacy breaks down

    News, Published on 27/03/2014

    » Caretaker Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul has done at least two things recently which are unprecedented and that his predecessors would most likely not have done, or even contemplated, had they been caught in the same political situation as him.


    Value of gross domestic wellbeing

    News, Published on 27/03/2014

    » During a 2008 discussion of the global financial crisis at the London School of Economics, Queen Elizabeth II famously floored a room full of financial heavyweights by asking,''Why did no one see it coming?'' That question has been haunting economists ever since, as the recognition has slowly taken hold that, in the supposed “golden age” preceding the crisis, they were blind not only to the potential consequences of failure — but also to the true cost of “success”.


    Postbag: Cool heads needed

    News, Published on 27/03/2014

    » Re: ''Prayuth urges Nattawut to stop trouble’’ (Politics, March 25).


    Army key to Myanmar’s political future

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 27/03/2014

    » As the country celebrates Armed Forces Day, Myanmar’s president Thein Sein is in the throes of making an unusually decisive move aimed at ending the current political impasse. Everything is currently stalled, with the government and bureaucracy paralysed by the absorption with constitutional change and the growing preoccupation with the forthcoming elections next year.


    Bus carnage should spur safety rethink

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 27/03/2014

    » It’s appalling. A road accident involving a double-decker bus that killed at least 29 and injured 23 others in Tak province.


    Greta, tactless but not far off the truth

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 27/03/2014

    » US lawyer and Fox News presenter Greta Van Susteren did not show tact. Her insults denigrating Thailand as a whole, slinging mud at the entire country, were over the top. But then, they were meant to be. How else does one generate publicity?


    Chiang Mai must embrace Chinese visitors

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 27/03/2014

    » Since late last year, some Chiang Mai residents have been complaining about the behaviour of Chinese tourists, who had flocked to the town because of the popular Chinese movie Lost In Thailand. The comedy film used Chiang Mai as its major backdrop, and after becoming a blockbuster, Chinese tourists arrived en masse to visit the film locations and explore other parts of the town as well.

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