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    Trust is lost over weapons

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/03/2017

    » The government, police and the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) got excellent advice on the weekend from Justice Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana. They should pay attention and improve their current performance. Mr Suwaphan warned them to handle the case of the Pathum Thani arms seizure "in a transparent and straightforward manner". So far they have not.

  • OPINION

    Suspicion will grow unless video released

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 28/03/2017

    » The key piece of evidence that will most likely reveal whether the extrajudicial killing of Lahu activist Chaiyapoom Pasae at a military checkpoint in Chiang Mai was justified should be CCTV footage of the incident.

  • OPINION

    Muslim anxieties don't paint bright future for India

    News, Published on 28/03/2017

    » A couple of weeks ago, Narendra Modi was celebrating his biggest electoral triumph since becoming India's prime minister in 2014. His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had swept into power in Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state and one of its poorest. The scale of the victory left the BJP's opponents shell-shocked, and seemed to indicate that Mr Modi will be a shoo-in to secure a second term in 2019. Anticipating deeper economic reforms from a strengthened Modi administration, India's stock market surged.

  • OPINION

    China's Great Firewall yet another trade barrier

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 28/03/2017

    » The San Francisco-based photo-sharing site Pinterest would seem to rank low on the list of potential threats to China. Beloved by fashion designers, photographers, cooks and hobbyists, the seven-year-old website is a global hub for the sharing of images, trends and ideas on topics ranging from living-room design to what to cook at your Saturday barbecue.

  • OPINION

    Saudis look beyond oil to woo Asia

    News, Published on 28/03/2017

    » King Salman bin Abdulaziz's trip to Asia has been characterised as either a routine visit to bolster the already strong trading ties between Saudi Arabia and Asia, an effort to diversify ties away from the US or as a way to attract investments into Saudi Arabia and promote its own. The reality is that it's a combination of all the above. Yes, oil is an important part of the story, but not the only part.

  • OPINION

    No right to bear arms, no right to violence

    News, Suranand Vejjajiva, Published on 28/03/2017

    » Three separate incidents in last few weeks defined a deep-rooted malevolence that continues to tear the fabric of Thai society apart.

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