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Ko Tee hunt is what corruption wants
April 16, 2014 1:00 am

Ko Tee hunt is what corruption wants

The Ko Tee video has spread like wildfire through the cyber-sphere, but it wasn't born of a single, isolated spark or by accident. His outrageous remarks are a "consequence" rather than a "cause". Any other nation would,...

Thawil's case and lessons in democracy
April 9, 2014 1:00 am

Thawil's case and lessons in democracy

One problem with calling the case of Thawil Pliensri a "banana skin" for the caretaker Yingluck Cabinet is that one does not usually slip on one's own carelessly dropped object. The imminent Constitutional Court ruling on his removal,...

Take the best guess is all we can do
April 2, 2014 1:00 am

Take the best guess is all we can do

One thing about being journalists is that some people assume we have the psychic power to know exactly how and when a phenomenal conflict involving the two biggest political parties, top judges, top anti-graft busters, Thaksin Shinawatra, Chalerm...

Thai politics for dummies
March 26, 2014 1:00 am

Thai politics for dummies

Writer's note: Even the most complicated things (like Thai politics) can reach a "saturation" point of complexity, when all about them can be explained in the simplest ways. The following "Thai politics for idiots" has been...

Yingluck must not cry for herself
March 19, 2014 1:00 am

Yingluck must not cry for herself

"Strangulation" is the word used in some Western media to sympathetically describe what's happening to the caretaker government of Yingluck Shinawatra. She again projected the image of a victim after the Constitutional Court last...

And the Thai political Oscars go to...
March 12, 2014 1:00 am

And the Thai political Oscars go to...

It's been over a week since the Academy Awards, so here's hoping the fever has not subsided completely. Too many political stars have emerged over the past few months to let all that talent go to waste. (Now, cue music and imagine Glenn...

UN-mediated peace talks? Who are you kidding?
March 5, 2014 1:00 am

UN-mediated peace talks? Who are you kidding?

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen," said Winston Churchill.

Why it isn't a class struggle
February 26, 2014 1:00 am

Why it isn't a class struggle

One side insists it's a campaign against massive corruption and abuse of democratic power. The other claims it's an attempt by the country's elites to wrest back political control from the poor. Both claim to be right, so...

The curse that keeps on cursing
February 19, 2014 1:00 am

The curse that keeps on cursing

Seven and a half years is nothing in cosmic terms, a blink of God's eye, or so they say. Here on earth, millions of meaningful things can occur during such a period. This article, inspired by some frustrated football fans, is intended to...