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Thailand revisiting Myanmar's dark age
February 4, 2014 1:00 am

Thailand revisiting Myanmar's dark age

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.

Political demon will remain with or without February 2 election
January 28, 2014 1:00 am

Political demon will remain with or without February 2 election

By any measure, the upcoming election is the weirdest in Thai political history.

Thailand desperately needs reforms, but how
January 21, 2014 1:00 am

Thailand desperately needs reforms, but how

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.

What does the future hold for Thailand?
January 14, 2014 1:00 am

What does the future hold for Thailand?

It seems that no matter how chaotic our politics get, the economic outlook for Thailand remains bright.

Good ends can't justify bad means
January 7, 2014 1:00 am

Good ends can't justify bad means

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.

A blank slate - now here's your pen
December 24, 2013 1:00 am

A blank slate - now here's your pen

The year is dying fast. As 2014 hurtles towards us, I'm torn between optimism for a fresh start and sadness at perennial human selfishness that crushes hope at birth.

Don't wait for politicians - the power to reform is in our hands
December 17, 2013 1:00 am

Don't wait for politicians - the power to reform is in our hands

Last week, the head of China's Agriculture Ministry inspection team warned officials not to accept holiday gifts, including fruit and vegetables, on New Year's Day and the Spring Festival. The order is in line with the Communist Party...

Latest remake in long-running Thai series reaches end-game
December 10, 2013 1:00 am

Latest remake in long-running Thai series reaches end-game

The frequency with which remakes pop up has always amazed me. Screenplays with better, fresher stories to tell must surely be piling up on producers' desks. Yet still they opt for recycled favourites like Channel 3's "Thong Nuea...

The pain of 2009 returns
December 3, 2013 1:00 am

The pain of 2009 returns

Thailand's economic outlook for 2014 could be dismal. The degree is difficult to gauge right now, but the pain could be as bad as what we experienced in 2009.

Time to reconcile, before it's too late
November 27, 2013 1:00 am

Time to reconcile, before it's too late

Both sides in Parliament must cool passions and overcome their grievances with reason and evidence