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    Moving on from the cycles of Oct 6, 1976

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 07/10/2016

    » Four decades can be a watershed. For Thailand, what happened on Oct 6, 1976 when a right-wing backlash brutally crushed a budding, left-leaning political movement has now come full circle. The imperative for the country is to internalise the lessons of the past and find ways to move forward into the future. As ever, a spirit of compromise and accommodation not just across colour-coded divides but also across generations and political fault lines is imperative.

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    Guterres faces tough tasks

    News, Editorial, Published on 07/10/2016

    » The UN Security Council decision on Wednesday to choose former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres as the next United Nations secretary-general lends hope for reform at the agency and resolving ongoing crises across the world. As former head of the UN High Commission for Refugees for 10 years, Mr Guterres will face diplomatic tests in leading the 71-year-old agency to work with all governments and broker consensuses on thorny issues, particularly ongoing tensions and conflicts in Asia and other continents.

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    Trump is right about America's 'third world' airports

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 07/10/2016

    » It's the one opinion that Donald Trump and his opponents seem to share: America's airports are so bad, it's like "they're from a third world country", as Mr Trump said in the first debate. Vice President Joe Biden said the same of New York's LaGuardia two years ago. Much of the flying public seems to roughly agree.

  • OPINION

    Political will needed for Mahakan fix

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 07/10/2016

    » "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." This quote by Helen Keller immediately came to mind when I learned of the decision by the government to back the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's plan to uproot the Mahakan Fort community in its eviction plan.

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    Dystopian future for eyes in the sky

    News, Matt Carr, Published on 07/10/2016

    » Drones are increasingly being used for humanitarian purposes around the world. That ought to include providing safer voyage for the thousands of people who have made the sometimes perilous journey to a better life in the West. But will the European Union instead find a more sinister use for drones as part of surveillance efforts designed to send migrants home?

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    Eight types of coworkers you'll meet in a Thai office

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 07/10/2016

    » The graduation ceremony season is coming and soon many of you will be able to officially call yourself a newly grad. Congratulations! I want to give you a gift on this very happy occasion. But... bouquets wither, balloons shrink and a teddy bear in its graduation gown would soon be forgotten. How about something no unis could give that would prepare you for the impending nine-to-five life for good? I trust you already have the important stuff like job interview tips and how to create an impressive CV on lock. So, instead, let me introduce you to the types of people you're likely to meet in office life.

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