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    Climate path is clear

    News, Postbag, Published on 12/09/2016

    » There are actions Thailand and the European Union need to take, because it is only a few months before countries will gather in Marrakech for a conference.


    New sugar policy has a bitter taste

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 12/09/2016

    » Last week, the government announced a policy to expand the sugar industry. The strategy, initially, sounds good, because it will catapult the Thai agriculture sector from a raw material supplier to a high value industry. FarmVille version 4.0, if you will.


    Weevils in the rice scheme get fumigated

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 12/09/2016

    » A sense of vindication overcame me last Friday when the Anti-Money Laundering Office announced the seizure of about seven billion baht worth of bank deposits and land plots in Bangkok, Phuket, Phangnga, Lamphun, Ayutthaya and Ang Thong from two companies: Siam Indica Co and Srilalai Co (later changed to Kitha Properties Co) and various individuals closely connected to Apichart Chansakulporn, or Sia Piang, an influential rice exporter who was close to the Pheu Thai Party.


    Kim won't stray from nuke ambition

    News, John Nilsson-Wright, Published on 12/09/2016

    » The announcement last Friday that North Korea has carried out its fifth test of a nuclear device has once again raised fears of regional instability and the prospect of a potential armed conflict on the Korean peninsula. However, coming on the heels of the last test in January of this year, cynics might ask "what's new?"


    Virus message must go viral

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 12/09/2016

    » When the mosquito-borne Zika virus recently wreacked havoc in many South American countries, especially hardest-hit Brazil, the world broke out in a cold sweat given the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games was about to take place.


    Thailand 4.0 needs to be tuned into higher learning

    News, Kannapa Chartiyanon, Published on 12/09/2016

    » When the head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, introduced a new economic model for Thailand known as "Thailand 4.0", many universities, especially the newer, more business orientated ones, saw an opportunity to catch up with the latest trends.

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