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    An election of hope

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/05/2018

    » Malaysian voters finally did it! So did the opposition coalition known as Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), which on Wednesday managed to overcome racial differences and break the six-decade dominance of the United Malay National Organisation (Umno) at the polls.

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    Malaysia's poll ramifications for Thailand

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 11/05/2018

    » It was a vicarious happenstance. When the annual flagship event of Asean's consortium of think-tanks known as the Asia-Pacific Roundtable was scheduled in Kuala Lumpur for May 7-9, not a weekend but the first half of a working week, no one thought it would run into Malaysia's 14th General Election (GE14). But it did, as Prime Minister Najib Razak chose a Wednesday instead of a typical weekend, to stage Malaysia's momentous polls. But the tricky timing failed to help his cause. He lost in a big way that bears far-reaching ramifications for the fate of democracy and authoritarianism in the region and beyond, not least here in Thailand.

  • OPINION

    What the US didn't learn from the Asian crisis

    News, Daniel Moss, Published on 11/05/2018

    » Is the US better off trying to shape the world as party to an imperfect international accord, or as an outsider insisting on better terms?

  • OPINION

    Malaysia's vote a model for SE Asia

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 11/05/2018

    » Southeast Asia has been a hotbed of issues that are not democratic in nature, but Wednesday's outpouring of Malaysia voters, showing their frustration by voting out a government accused of massive corruption, has shown a path for other nations to follow.

  • OPINION

    Govt weighs legacy in forest policy

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 11/05/2018

    » The military government has been trying hard to make a legacy out of its forest management approach.

  • OPINION

    Thailand Needs Facebook 4.0

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 11/05/2018

    » Tinder may be trembling right now, thanks to the soon-to-arrive dating service on Facebook. Sure the social media network can do whatever, but it should have introduced a new concept instead of repackaging someone's else idea to try and monopolise everything.

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