• Wed, 10 Oct 2018 01:00
    Vietnam takes step towards autocracy
    The system of collective leadership in place since the death of Ho Chi Minh is under threat
  • Mon, 01 Oct 2018 01:00
    Populism: Dangerous in the West, deadly in Asia
    The post-Cold War era has been marked by the rise of identity-based hatred that has often erupted in mass murder. Much of this has targeted minorities in non-democratic or transition states emerging from autocracy – the Rohingya in Myanmar, Bosnians post-Yugoslavia, Yazidis in Iraq and the Tutsis in Rwanda.
  • Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:00
    Elections not seen as panacea for Asia’s ills
    ELECTIONS DUE in many Asian countries in the next couple of years may be manipulated to vindicate authoritarian rulers and autocracy, panellists at a symposium warned yesterday.
  • Tue, 13 Mar 2018 01:00
    The worrying coronation in China
    Our giant neighbour is now a full-blown autocracy, capable of destabilising every democratic platform in the region
  • Mon, 12 Mar 2018 01:00
    Turkish ambassador clarifies
    I have read with dismay the interview published in your newspaper on March 8, under the unacceptably misleading title of “Tentacles of Turkey’s growing autocracy reach Thailand”. 
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  • Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:00
    Tentacles of Turkey’s growing autocracy reach Thailand 
    Turkish democracy developed too rapidly in the early years of this century,” says a Bangkok-based technology expert from Istanbul, who wishes to be known only as Erdem, as he is one of thousands of expat Turks around the world denied their civil rights by the autocratic regime of President Recep Erdogan.
  • Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:04
    Transparency urges foreign pressure on Malaysia over scandal
    KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia is lurching toward autocracy as the government moves to silence allegations of massive graft linked to the prime minister, Transparency International said Tuesday, calling for international pressure to prevent a cover-up.
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  • Tue, 15 Dec 2015 01:00
    Singapore demonstrates power of patriotic autocracy
    Re: “Singapore: why it’s done well”, Letters, December 13.
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  • Thu, 05 Nov 2015 01:00
    Why the world should worry about Turkey
    Sunday's election result was a win for Islamist autocracy in a nation pivotal to the international struggle against jihadist terror
  • Fri, 08 Jun 2012 00:00
    No aristocracy, but autocracy is just fine
    Re: "Court to go public on charter", June 6.
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  • Mon, 16 Apr 2012 00:00
    Acceptance of Thaksin ideology is worrying
    Ref: "Pheu Thai wants autocracy not democracy", Letters, April 14.
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  • Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:00
    Pheu Thai wants autocracy not democracy
    The Pheu Thai Party is in a hurry to help Thaksin Shinawatra get off the hook by extraordinary means: rewriting the country's constitution.
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  • Sun, 01 Jan 2012 00:00
    Nostalgia for imaginary golden age misguided
    Judging by the tone of his letter ("The familiar signs of autocracy", December 27), I can only assume that Lung Kip is suffering from an overwrought imagination.
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  • Tue, 27 Dec 2011 00:00
    The familiar signs of autocracy
    I remember very well at the very end of Chavalit Yongchaiyudh's brief tenure as prime minister when the baht was plunging to unheard of worthlessness, finance companies were turning bottoms-up on every block, and the first waves of the poor were arriving
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