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    What to look for in Thai election results

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 22/03/2019

    » Elections are often a referendum on incumbencies. Voters are asked whether they like what they have seen from government and whether they want continuity or change in view of competing alternatives. In the same vein, Thailand's momentous election on March 24, after a nearly eight-year hiatus that includes almost five years under military-authoritarian rule, is an opportunity to see what the governed prefer to have as their government. Here are some of early telltale signs that portend the political directions ahead.

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    Students help to cut plastics

    News, Editorial, Published on 22/03/2019

    » Last Friday was something of a truancy day for students in 100 countries. A movement that started in Sweden with schoolgirl Greta Thunberg convinced thousands to abandon classrooms -- often with teachers' support -- and protest against their government's climate change programmes. Only a few schools chose to put a positive programme above outrage -- one of which was located in Bangkok.

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    It's high time to bend the curve to eradicate TB

    News, Published on 22/03/2019

    » Thailand's noteworthy progress in combatting tuberculosis (TB), with a decline rate of around 10%, has given the world some hope.

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    Police reform cannot wait, Gen Prayut

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 22/03/2019

    » The mysterious murder of an ex-cop-turned-social activist, a notorious delay in the annual round of police promotions, a scandal involving police uniforms, and an abandoned corpse.

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    2019 Election Flowchart

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 22/03/2019

    » Don’t know which way to swing your vote on Sunday? No worries. Here’s a flowchart to help you decide.

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