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    No reason to derail polls

    News, Editorial, Published on 01/06/2017

    » It was no surprise that the "four questions" raised by Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha last Friday sparked public anxiety about a possible delay to the long-awaited elections. Many interpreted them as a strong hint of a postponement by the premier.

  • OPINION

    In standing up to Trump, Europe gets its mojo back

    News, Peter Apps, Published on 01/06/2017

    » If US President Donald Trump wanted to make an impression with his first visit to Europe last week, he unquestionably succeeded.

  • OPINION

    Germany is the Silicon Valley of political innovation

    News, Tyler Cowen, Published on 01/06/2017

    » One of the more significant quotations of last week came from President Donald Trump, when he reportedly described the Germans as "bad, very bad", referring to their automobile exports. He returned to the theme on Tuesday.

  • OPINION

    Nation lacks a coherent solar strategy

    News, Published on 01/06/2017

    » Declining costs of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and energy storage systems have inspired customers and businesses to change the way we produce and consume electricity. Already, several shopping malls and factories in Thailand are using rooftop solar PV systems, which convert sunlight into electricity, to help power their operations and lower their electricity bills.

  • OPINION

    The root of Islamist terrorism

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 01/06/2017

    » It happens after every major terrorist attack by Islamist terrorists in a Western country: The familiar debate about who is really to blame for this phenomenon. One side trots out the weary old trope that the terrorists simply "hate our values", and other side claims that it's really the fault of Western governments for sending their troops into Muslim countries.

  • OPINION

    Bad state of affairs

    News, Postbag, Published on 01/06/2017

    » Why is PTT, which already has put its Amazon coffee shops everywhere, now allowed to use its power as a state energy monopoly to compete against hotels?

  • OPINION

    Temple saga handling a unity boost

    News, Stephen Young, Published on 01/06/2017

    » It seems that a return to normalcy has been achieved since the Department of Special Investigation in March ended its search of Wat Phra Dhammakaya for its elusive former abbot, Phra Dhammajayo. This is good news for Thailand as it will promote a more welcoming environment for political reconciliation and honest elections.

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