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    Premier's many hats leave voters' heads spinning

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 05/03/2019

    » So what exactly is Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha? A state official? A public figure? A "Deep State" boss, or a shape-shifting entity that can come up with new avatars just as he pleases to stay ahead in the game of power?

  • OPINION

    Thaksin's pawns continue to fall

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 05/03/2019

    » My belated sympathies go out to Yongyuth Wichaidit, former deputy prime minister and former interior minister in the Yingluck Shinawatra government and former Pheu Thai Party leader.

  • OPINION

    Asean must continue to engage N Korea

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 05/03/2019

    » The second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi failed to produce an outcome that would enable regional partners to play a bigger role. Last week's meeting was strictly a leader-to-leader negotiation, nobody else. US President Donald Trump walked away from the tête-à-tête without an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, simply because he thought it was a bad deal to end sanctions at this crucial moment. It is a chicken-and-egg situation.

  • OPINION

    Nuke walkout not a disaster

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/03/2019

    » United States President Donald Trump won a lot of praise for walking out of the negotiations with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong-un, last week. Prior to the two-day summit, there was speculation that both leaders were looking to make a deal. Hopes for such a deal have been dashed, at least for now, after Mr Trump refused to give in to Mr Kim's demand to move forward.

  • OPINION

    Hijacking the law

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/03/2019

    » Last week an international news outlet released the results of a study on global justice.

  • OPINION

    What's wrong with China's national champions?

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 05/03/2019

    » A year ago, Didi Chuxing Inc, China's largest ride-sharing company, looked like a quintessential "national champion". It had driven Uber Technologies Inc from the local market, attracted investment from Apple Inc and was contemplating a Hong Kong IPO worth as much as US$80 billion (2.5 trillion baht). State media coverage was fawning, government support was all but assured and the company's near-monopoly looked unassailable.

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