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    A failure to communicate

    News, Editorial, Published on 20/03/2018

    » The public are about to receive a bill for tens of billions of baht for goods they didn't order. It says right on the bill itself that people don't even want most of the items. But unless there is a major change in business demands, agency recommendations and government attitude the bill will come due within weeks. The payment will save digital TV operators and mobile phone company executives who made terrible decisions, and now want the country to bail them out.

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    Voters torn between old and new

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 20/03/2018

    » How do we read this? A majority of people want new political parties to form a government after the next general election but the incumbent Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha remains the most popular choice to be prime minister, according to a latest opinion survey by the National Institute of Development Administration or Nida Poll.

  • OPINION

    Two Koreas saga: Keep your fingers crossed

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 20/03/2018

    » When the two leaders from Korea meet in Panmunjom later next month, new histories of East Asia will be narrated and written. North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un will travel from Pyongyang to the demilitarised zone at Panmunjom. His car will pass the Panmon Gak on the northern side and proceed to cross the DMZ line to the Peace House (Pyeonghwa jib) a few metres away southward. With South Korean President Moon Jae-in waiting there, he will greet his younger counterpart once he arrives with a big smile. Before the two shake hands, Mr Kim will by then have already made history as the first North Korean leader to step foot on South Korea since the war ended in 1953.

  • OPINION

    The pros and cons of Trump's random foreign policy

    News, Noah Feldman, Published on 20/03/2018

    » Suppose President Donald Trump's foreign policy is random. I mean really random: Like random luck, designed only in so far as to fluctuate wildly between different, opposing strategic views.

  • OPINION

    A new way to pay for infrastructure

    News, Published on 20/03/2018

    » Lawmakers in the US have introduced legislation that, if enacted, would create a new development finance institution (DFI) to replace the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Unlike its predecessor, the new agency would be able to make equity investments, a reform that reflects growing global recognition that ownership stakes are an essential component of sustainable-development financing.

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