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Questions left hanging in the air
March 21, 2014 1:00 am

Questions left hanging in the air

Australia released satellite images yesterday showing two objects in the Indian Ocean that could be related to the missing Malaysian jetliner. Australian authorities have dispatched aircraft and a ship to recover the objects and determine whether...

Only three pillars of hope left standing
March 7, 2014 1:00 am

Only three pillars of hope left standing

Thailand's political situation is now even more precarious. We have been gripped by crisis for the past four months, with confusion growing by the day. And nobody is daring to predict how or when the crisis will end. Let's review some of...

Amazing events signal end days for government
February 21, 2014 1:00 am

Amazing events signal end days for government

Thailand is living up to its billing as "amazing". And the sky is falling fast. Let's consider the events that are turning Amazing Thailand upside down:

Farmers call time on Yingluck's rice farce
February 14, 2014 1:00 am

Farmers call time on Yingluck's rice farce

The Yingluck government's rice-pledging scheme is set to go down in history as a complete failure, if not our worst and most corrupt subsidy programme. If justice is served, all of those involved in the scheme will go straight to jail to serve...

Sound of ticking time bombs is getting louder for Yingluck
February 7, 2014 1:00 am

Sound of ticking time bombs is getting louder for Yingluck

That Thailand will get an interim government is now inevitable. The tenure of Yingluck Shinawatra's caretaker administration will end unceremoniously on April 1.

Rice-pledge catastrophe could be final straw for Thailand
January 31, 2014 1:00 am

Rice-pledge catastrophe could be final straw for Thailand

The caretaker Yingluck government has already technically defaulted by failing to pay the Bt130 billion owed since October to farmers under the rice-pledge scheme. More than 200 farmers have asked the Lawyers' Council to represent them in a...

Yingluck dithers as emergency decree proves to be a dud
January 24, 2014 1:00 am

Yingluck dithers as emergency decree proves to be a dud

The state of emergency declared by the caretaker Yingluck government has turned into a farce, adding more confusion and further complicating a political situation already adrift. There is no way it can be effectively implemented. To begin with, there...

Stuck in the slowdown, Asian economies must steer different course
January 17, 2014 1:00 am

Stuck in the slowdown, Asian economies must steer different course

Is the era of double-digit growth in Asia over? Participants at a two-day seminar, "The End of Double-Digit Growth - Implications for Economic Sustainability in Asia", will attempt to dig into this issue. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in...

The Shinawatras will not go down without a fight
January 10, 2014 1:00 am

The Shinawatras will not go down without a fight

The endgame in our political battle arrives on Monday, when "Occupy Bangkok" begins. Anti-government protesters will "shut down" the capital until caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is forced out of office. At this...

People's uprising about to reach 'critical mass'
January 3, 2014 1:00 am

People's uprising about to reach 'critical mass'

Suthep Thaugsuban, the leader of the people's uprising, has set January 13 as the day for a Bangkok shutdown. The momentum is in his favour.