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Theories full of holes versus the only thing that really matters
August 20, 2015 1:00 am

Theories full of holes versus the only thing that really matters

Everyone seems to have his or her own idea of "who dun it". The conspiracy theories circulating out there, especially in the social media, would be enough to overwhelm even Sherlock Holmes. And while the official investigations are still...

China's currency devaluation: Thailand's economic nightmare?
August 13, 2015 1:00 am

China's currency devaluation: Thailand's economic nightmare?

Yesterday, the People's Bank of China cut the value of its currency for the second day in a row. Analysts now estimate that the yuan has depreciated more than 3 per cent against the US dollar, having already dropped 1.8 per cent when China...

Time to seek our modus vivendi
August 6, 2015 1:00 am

Time to seek our modus vivendi

Often unnoticed by the Thai public, our politicians have been quietly laying the groundwork for elections expected sometime in 2016. They have been visiting their constituents, getting reacquainted, listening to their many grievances, making promises...

US trafficking report: When doing the right thing just ain't...
July 30, 2015 1:00 am

US trafficking report: When doing the right thing just ain't...

We are very surprised by this year's report, which seems to be making blatantly political decisions that we consider will have a really detrimental impact on both the integrity of the report and progress in the global fight to end modern...

A knight on a limping horse
July 23, 2015 1:00 am

A knight on a limping horse

Last week, a seemingly exasperated Premier Prayut Chan-o-cha declared that he was no knight on a white horse. If he were a knight at all, he added, he would be riding a lame horse.

A view from Iran on the nuclear accord
July 16, 2015 1:00 am

A view from Iran on the nuclear accord

President Barack Obama put his best foot forward when he made the official announcement on the historic agreement reached between the six world powers and Iran over the latter's nuclear programme. "This is not an agreement based on trust,...

It's time to get past Thaksin and focus on things THAT MATTER
June 18, 2015 7:12 pm

It's time to get past Thaksin and focus on things THAT MATTER

For the last decade, Thailand has been a tormented country. That predicament has coincided with the political fate of one man, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. For many diverse and complex reasons and motives, his own problems have been...

The dangers of SELECTIVE TRUTH
June 11, 2015 1:00 am

The dangers of SELECTIVE TRUTH

In 2011, Reuters reporter Andrew MacGregor Marshall left the agency after 17 years in the job. His exit, according to the UK's Independent newspaper, came after he dared to "tell the truth" about Thailand in articles and a book.

South China Sea: Will it be history's NEXT GREAT WAR ZONE?
May 28, 2015 1:00 am

South China Sea: Will it be history's NEXT GREAT WAR ZONE?

YOU GO!" was the demand Chinese Navy radio operators barked eight times, each time louder, at the US P8-A Poseidon surveillance plane that was flying over the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

On boat people: More SINNERS than saints
May 21, 2015 1:00 am

On boat people: More SINNERS than saints

Cockroaches" and "a plague of feral humans" were the terms used to describe boat people earlier this month by Katie Hopkins, a British television personality. She proposed that nations "bring on gunships, force migrants back to...