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    Justice system fails nation

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/04/2018

    » Brazil has just imprisoned for corruption the most popular politician ever elected as the country's president. South Korea has just convicted and jailed the history-making first woman president in its history -- for corruption. Thais have every right to be impressed and depressed by these cases. Here, the justice system has been unable to conclude a simple corruption investigation of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.


    Retirement plans risk hurting young

    News, Soonruth Bunyamanee, Published on 11/04/2018

    » The proposed raising of the retirement age for state officials from 60 to 63 requires prudent consideration and implementation.


    Parties jostle to extend the life of NCPO

    News, Suranand Vejjajiva, Published on 11/04/2018

    » Three groups of political players are on the move in setting up parties to extend the life of the National Council for Peace and Order (NPCO) and support Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to continue as prime minister after the election. All three are working separately, but in essence are moving towards building leverage in the political numbers game.


    Rights must be upheld when Thai firms go abroad

    News, Rina Chandran, Published on 11/04/2018

    » Thailand's businesses and its government must do more to protect the rights of vulnerable people abroad, analysts and activists said, after a landmark case filed by Cambodian farmers in a Bangkok court against a Thai sugar firm.


    China's strengths in US spat are also its weaknesses

    News, Daniel Moss, Published on 11/04/2018

    » For the first time since the Opium Wars of the 19th century, China's borders and territory are unchallenged. No conflict frays the country's edges. This stability has allowed for rapid industrialisation, foreign investment and the rise of an urban Chinese middle class. Why would China jeopardise this in a trade spat with the US?

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