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World's message to Thailand: hot air won't fight climate...
November 18, 2014 1:00 am

World's message to Thailand: hot air won't fight climate...

Watching a Discovery documentary last week gave me a chilling insight. A Nepali man whose community had been wiped out by floods from melting Himalayan glaciers was speaking: You in developed countries can continue driving your cars and doing other...

In economic policy, transparency rules
November 11, 2014 1:00 am

In economic policy, transparency rules

When it comes to economic policies, what I like the most about this junta is its plan to cut fuel subsidies.

Thailand adapts well to disasters, but mitigation?
November 4, 2014 1:00 am

Thailand adapts well to disasters, but mitigation?

Adaptation and mitigation" is a phrase we are hearing more and more often following natural disasters linked with climate change.

Not all trans-cultural lessons go down well in Thailand
October 28, 2014 1:00 am

Not all trans-cultural lessons go down well in Thailand

Step into any five-star hotel's function room and you'll likely see Thais in dark business suits mingling with foreigners. Suit-and-a tie has become the norm for young Thai males, while traditional Thai-style shirts have disappeared from...

Faith, fortune-telling and economic reality
October 21, 2014 1:00 am

Faith, fortune-telling and economic reality

In Myanmar, people have strong religious faith. On weekends and even weekdays the major pagodas in Yangon are often packed with worshippers praying for a better life.

Peaceful sleepers undisturbed by the pressing need for change
October 14, 2014 1:00 am

Peaceful sleepers undisturbed by the pressing need for change

Historically, Thailand has been a peaceful country. For most Thais, everyday life has continued undisturbed even under Japanese occupation during World War II and through more than a dozen military coups in the past 80 years.

Regional integration: Knowledge of our neighbours will be power
October 7, 2014 1:00 am

Regional integration: Knowledge of our neighbours will be power

As the implementation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) draws near, Thai businesspeople remain upbeat on the prospects for trade and investment.

Overpopulation is everybody's sin, isn't it?
September 30, 2014 1:00 am

Overpopulation is everybody's sin, isn't it?

In dangerous times, there is no sin greater than inaction."

History as written by whom?
September 23, 2014 1:00 am

History as written by whom?

The most popular section among newspaper readers is the obituaries.

The death of bookstores is bad news for Thailand
September 16, 2014 1:00 am

The death of bookstores is bad news for Thailand

Reading has been a favourite hobby for me since childhood.