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    Thailand holding out for a hero

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 22/08/2018

    » In recent years, the world has grieved the loss of quite a few great people who were known for their integrity and courage.


    An Ithaca idyll with Surin Pitsuwan

    News, Philip J Cunningham, Published on 04/12/2017

    » During Surin Pitsuwan's visit to Ithaca, New York, this past September, a barbecue party was arranged by long-time family friends who live on the edge of town where the still lush and green rural surroundings could at a glance be mistaken for rural Thailand. Chickens cackled in a nearby coop and birdsong was everywhere in the air.

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    Australia plans more maritime drills with Thai armed forces

    News, Published on 20/11/2017

    » The Australian navy will continue to work closely with the armed forces of Thailand and other Asean nations to protect maritime security, combat terrorism and piracy and provide relief for natural disasters, an Australian navy commander said.


    Government must back sea talks

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/02/2017

    » The threat of clashes has increased lately over China's claim it owns the South China Sea. A US navy task force led by the formidable aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is conducting "routine operations" in the area. Both Vietnam and Taiwan have copied China's construction of artificial islands with military facilities. Beijing has continued to fortify its new islands, with buildings believed capable of housing missiles. They would be the first land-based weapons in the Spratly Islands where international flashpoints and tensions increase almost by the day.

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    Board tackles drug problem head-on

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 09/01/2017

    » The new secretary-general of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board is adopting measures to better cope with drug problems by making Thailand a regional anti-drug centre and forming a stronger network of allies.


    Thai Smile set to move operations to Suvarnabhumi

    News, Amornrat Mahitthirook, Published on 24/12/2016

    » Thai Smile Airways will, from the middle of next month, vacate Don Mueang airport and operate its flights at Suvarnabhumi airport in a move to increase overseas trips and make full use of its planes.

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    Cultural nationalism 'threatens ties'

    News, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 06/08/2016

    » Cultural similarities among Asean members will help further strengthen the community but only if people ease up on nationalistic feelings of cultural ownership, a seminar was told yesterday.


    Underestimating women's work

    News, Trini Leung, Published on 06/06/2016

    » The growth of Asia is such that it has attracted praise, including the sensational "economic miracle". And the numbers seem to tell the truth: Asia grew at an average of 6% a year between 1990 and 2015, based on data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). But this growth has a dark secret: it was built on the backs of poor women labouring under abysmal working conditions for wages which were low by themselves, and were lower compared to men's. Women had become to multinationals a means to an end, in the words of feminist Gita Sen.

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    Myanmar army chief visits

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 25/05/2016

    » Myanmar's armed forces commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing kicks off his three-day visit to Thailand today, where he will meet Privy Council president Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and military top brass.


    Leaders are setting a self-serving agenda

    News, Published on 16/02/2016

    » In a conversation last year with author Marilynn Robinson, US President Barack Obama said he learns all things important from books.

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