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    Future leaders brush up on security issues

    News, Kornchanok Raksaseri, Published on 25/06/2017

    » For 16 years the Shangri-La Dialogue has been organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a British think tank, as a platform where high-level officials in charge of security can discuss issues of concern in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • OPINION

    No, really, Big Brother is watching

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 25/06/2017

    » The Big Three of International Computing have convinced tens of millions of customers to spy on themselves. Considering this, what's the big deal when the government listens in too -- well, apart from the going-to-jail part -- at least?

  • OPINION

    Respecting the spirit of democracy

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 25/06/2017

    » The vast majority of Thais may not have been aware that yesterday marked the 85th anniversary of the day their country first tasted democracy.

  • OPINION

    Sick healthcare system

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/06/2017

    » As I watch Republican congressmen try to make healthcare unaffordable for tens of millions of old, poor and chronically ill Americans, I am gaining a new appreciation of Thaksin.

  • OPINION

    Export high owes itself to good luck

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/06/2017

    » Although Thai exports rose to a four-year high last month, it's still too early to pop the champagne. There remain many challenges ahead for the market. After all, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that exports rose largely due to luck.

  • OPINION

    A job guaranteed to create a stink

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 25/06/2017

    » You may recall a recent PostScript column concerning unusual occupations which featured "odour sniffers'' who have the delightful job of sniffing human armpits to check whether a deodorant is doing its job. I did not realise that professional sniffers are in such demand. Last week it was announced that Thailand's Pollution Control Department had recruited 167 "smell assessors'' to sniff out factories responsible for some of the more malodourous emissions that upset citizens.

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