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  • OPINION

    The signs aren’t good

    News, Published on 08/05/2014

    » The approaching Royal Ploughing Ceremony ushers in the rainy season — the very season in which Bangkokians brace for inconveniences including floods and traffic.

  • OPINION

    Building better, safer after Haiyan

    News, Published on 08/05/2014

    » Six months ago today, Super Typhoon Haiyan (named "Yolanda" in the Philippines), the strongest typhoon believed to have ever made landfall, slammed into the Philippines. There were 14.1 million people affected, with 4 million displaced, and losses and damages totalling an estimated US$14 billion. More than 6,200 people died, and thousands more are still missing.

  • OPINION

    Postbag: Sinking feeling

    News, Published on 08/05/2014

    » Re: "Sinful North" (Pulse, May 7).

  • OPINION

    How the EU can help Thailand’s energy challenge

    News, Published on 08/05/2014

    » Events in Ukraine have put energy security at the top of Europe's policy agenda. The uncertainties raised by this crisis have reminded the EU that access to a continuous, reliable and affordable supply of energy is essential to a modern economy.

  • OPINION

    Going to polls remains the only solution

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 08/05/2014

    » At issue in the immediate aftermath of the Constitutional Court’s ouster of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is whether her successor will be allowed to steer the caretaker government without debilitating street protests and whether the landmark verdict will be sufficient for Thailand to return to the electoral system as a way out of its political quagmire. Thailand is still in the thick of the woods as prospects on both counts remain murky. The only way out and the ultimate way forward in this flawed electoral democracy is still to stick to the popular mandate as the least problematic of all options. An unelected outcome is likely to bring more tumult and turmoil.

  • OPINION

    Military waits as political ways out near dead end

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 08/05/2014

    » The ongoing political strife is giving rise to yet more coup d’etat rumours.

  • OPINION

    Ball in Thaksin's court now

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 08/05/2014

    » Hell is coming, and he rides on a fiery red horse. At least that’s what Chalerm Yubamrung is promising. Maybe.

  • OPINION

    A wedding costs more than money

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 08/05/2014

    » My little sister recently announced she is getting married. While my family is overwhelmed with joy, we are also filled with dread. We are instantly reminded of the chaotic preparations and insane expenses that my wedding, five years ago, entailed.

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