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    Adieu to an army cabinet

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 04/11/2017

    » Exactly three years, five months and 11 days after the coup on May 22, 2014, the military government under Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha seems to be getting on the right track in looking at the possibility of lowering the number of ex-military personnel in the cabinet, made possible following the sudden resignation of the labour minister this week.


    Facing horrors of war will help Japan heal

    News, Published on 04/11/2017

    » In the spring of 1976, while visiting the Tokyo Zoo, I was confronted with the unforgettable sight of an ageing former Japanese soldier, wearing a ragged army uniform and cap, and bowing before all who entered.


    Get ready for another Aetas nightmare

    Oped, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 04/11/2017

    » With great reluctance, City Hall has finally announced a plan to demolish parts of the unlawfully built Aetas Hotel Bangkok to comply with an order issued by the Supreme Administrative Court in 2014.


    We must banish our national curse of graft

    Oped, Wasant Techawongtham, Published on 04/11/2017

    » When the military junta took over the government, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha proclaimed to loud cheers an age of reform.


    Would late King agree?

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 04/11/2017

    » It seems to me that these people who are irritated by outsiders' criticism of that spectacular funeral are thinking of the wrong people. In my opinion, they should be thinking about the late King and what he would have wanted. Would he have wanted an extravagant hugely expensive spectacle that brought a lot of criticism of this country or would he have wanted a much more lower-key, humble and less conspicuous ceremony?


    Popularity of regime wanes

    News, Published on 04/11/2017

    » Judging from politicians' whining, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's announcement that a general election will take place in November next year is not good enough; it must do a great deal more to get the country's sluggish economy on the move and improve the much-touted welfare-card scheme.


    Mixed bag in global fight for sexual identity equality

    Oped, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Published on 04/11/2017

    » Everyone has some form of sexual orientation and gender identity. Sexual orientation denotes a person's attraction towards others, while gender identity concerns a person's self-perceived identity, which may be different from the sex assigned at birth, as well as the expression of gender identity. The issue is particularly interlinked with the lives of lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people, abbreviated as "LGBT". There are implications for Intersex persons (persons born with atypical features) -- abbreviated as "I", although their concerns are more related to the issue of sex characteristics.

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