In the grip of alcohol or drugs, people often damage themselves and others. Many regret it. But what are the factors that lead sober men to deliberately destroy lives?
More than 100, 000 Myanmar workers in Thailand now risk exploitation, arrest and deportation, and more will fall into the same situation if Thailand and Myanmar do not act to solve a legal issue, says a non-profit rights organisation.
My patience finally ran out on my third trip to Myanmar. It was mid-2013, when the World Economic Forum on East Asia was being hosted by Nay Pyi Taw.
I have taken four trips to Myanmar in the past 17 years and here is my conclusion: the country is mesmerising for first-time visitors thanks to its rawness, but as time passes unyielding hardships are making it unattractive.
Recently, Thai Airways International started a unit to specifically deal with social media, mainly Facebook, Twitter and LINE.
The sounds of furious renovation work are emerging from our neighbour Myanmar. I have had my ear to the wall for the past year thanks to the Yangon-based Eleven Media Group, a Nation partner.
By any measure, the upcoming election is the weirdest in Thai political history.
All parties see the need for reforms, including layman like me. And without politicking, these may have been done long before the beginning of today's anarchy.
It seems that no matter how chaotic our politics get, the economic outlook for Thailand remains bright.
The end justifies the means." Italian thinker Niccolo Machiavelli coined the now-famous statement, which sweeps away the need for moral action in achieving an objective. The method used to attain our goal is thus of no consequence.