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    Bitter ashes are tossed on the 'remains'

    News, Federico Macaranas, Published on 02/07/2016

    » The defeat of the "remains" in the United Kingdom June 23 referendum on its EU membership leaves lessons for Asean -- despite the fact that it does not follow EU's model of regional economic integration. Unlike the EU, Asean has not allowed for harmonised fiscal and monetary policy, and the free movement of labour and capital. Neither does it have selective equivalents of Schengen visas, euro currency, etc. although it allows an Asean "minus x" formula for certain projects. What can Asean gather from the Brexit success?


    Openness is not a pretext for exclusivity

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 02/07/2016

    » A few years ago in my neighbourhood there was a Kurdish migrant. Not Iranian, not Iraqi, not Turkish, he would tell you, but Kurdish, the stateless ethnic group wedged between unsympathetic nations. His name was Abbas.


    No need for bum deal

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/07/2016

    » Re: "Teacher quits over assault", (ThaiPulse, June 30).


    Dicing with runway peril

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/07/2016

    » A careful and detailed study is needed if the Transport Ministry revives its plan to extend the Phuket International Airport runway by one kilometre into the sea.The project is controversial as land reclamation to accommodate a runway strip will have an impact on marine ecology. That is why it has run into opposition from environmentalists and tourism operators in the province and has never got off the ground.

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