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    Trump associates' legal woes have a political cost

    News, Published on 23/08/2018

    » It's the kind of momentous bad news that rarely happens to any presidency: On Tuesday, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was found guilty on eight counts of tax fraud and other crimes, while the president's former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, admitted he made illegal campaign contributions at the instruction of then-candidate Trump.


    Keep diversity in Thai cuisine

    News, Editorial, Published on 23/08/2018

    » In a bid to maintain the high standards and authenticity of Thai food offered by restaurants abroad, the Ministry of Commerce, via the Department of International Trade Promotion, this month launched the "ThaiSelect" campaign.


    Hollywood fantasies

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/08/2018

    » Thanks to a report in the Aug 21 edition of the <i>Bangkok Post</i>, those of us who did not already know, are now aware that, five years ago, a 37-year-old actress named Asia Argento carried out what is described as sexual assault on a 17-year-old boy Jimmy Bennett in a hotel room in California.


    Sanctions not enough for Rohingya crisis

    News, Published on 23/08/2018

    » One year ago, on Aug 25, the world witnessed the start of a dramatic and massive exodus of around 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh. It continued for months, until the vast majority of Rohingya from Maungdaw district in northern Rakhine state had left Myanmar.


    China and its repression of the Uighurs

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 23/08/2018

    » Two weeks ago, Prof Gay McDougall, co-chair of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, alleged that up to a million people belonging to the Uighur and other Muslim minority groups in China's northwestern province of Xinjiang have been detained in concentration camps to be "re-educated" about religion.


    Dam collapse: Was it human error?

    News, Published on 23/08/2018

    » The July 23 collapse of one of the saddle dams of the 410-megawatt Xe-Pian-Xe-Namnoy hydropower complex, situated on the mountaintop in the southeast section of Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos, demands a full clear answer as to what actually happened.

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