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    PM lacking confidence despite loaded deck

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 17/12/2018

    » In the upcoming Feb 24 general election, one retired general does not need a big win if he wants to become prime minister. Under the current constitution, he just needs a small share of votes, 126 out of the 500 MP seats up for grabs. Yet, there have been an endless series of (presumably dirty) tricks and (shrewdly planted) traps to emerge over the past month which have been seen as efforts to help him gain this small win. Why?


    China's slow climb up the tech ladder

    News, Published on 17/12/2018

    » Beijing is considering delaying targets in its "Made in China 2025" programme, Bloomberg News reported last week. The roadmap, which seeks to advance domestic production of critical technology, has been a key bone of contention in President Donald Trump's trade war. Other reports said China may replace the programme altogether and give foreign companies more access to its market.


    The torture of Theresa May as Brexit drama unfolds

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 17/12/2018

    » Now is the time for all good citizens to put their elected politicians on the rack. Torture is what tyrants visited -- and, often, still visit -- upon real or presumed enemies among their own people. But subjecting their leaders to prolonged public humiliation has come to be a default position among democracies. None knows this better than the United Kingdom's Prime Minister, Theresa May.


    Torture law must pass

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/12/2018

    » This week the junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will begin winding up business for the year. On the schedule for Thursday is the reading of a bill that is long overdue. If passed -- and it must -- it will officially bar government and security forces from using torture and enforced disappearance. It is shocking, this far into the 21st century, that a civilised nation has never prohibited these odious practices.


    Stop backsliding on harm reduction

    News, Published on 17/12/2018

    » We all want our families and communities to be safe and healthy. There is no debating this fact. Should anything threaten the very fabric of our society, it is natural to put up a protective barrier and confront it.


    Empty promises, shallow projects

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 17/12/2018

    » Since tourism is the rising economic star of the country, it is no surprise to see the Community Development Department of the Interior Ministry jump on the tourism bandwagon. It officially launched the Otop Nawatwithi project nationwide in June to promote tourism in 3,273 Otop communities or villages that have products certified as One Tambon One Product (Otop) by the department.

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