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Welcome to nominees' paradise
October 1, 2014 1:00 am

Welcome to nominees' paradise

You can't legally buy something or do something, so you use a nominee. It can be someone you trust, or someone you have wrapped around your finger, or a new company you create.

Itsy bitsy teenie weenie bikini commentary
September 24, 2014 1:00 am

Itsy bitsy teenie weenie bikini commentary

Few men can make a comment with the word "bikini" in it and emerge politically correct all the time. But then again, if Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha cared about political correctness, he would never have staged that coup in the first...

Death deserves our full respect
September 17, 2014 1:00 am

Death deserves our full respect

I don't remember all the details, but that scene from a very old movie goes more or less like this: A father and young son, on a boat, discuss where people go after they die. The man takes a glass and fills it with water. "This is...

Channel 3 debacle for dummies (by a dummy)
September 10, 2014 1:00 am

Channel 3 debacle for dummies (by a dummy)

If the TV Channel 3 controversy first sounded to you like a nightmarish calculus course, it was the same here. But like most things in life, we can't forever escape its grip.

One more thing that Prayuth should know
September 3, 2014 1:00 am

One more thing that Prayuth should know

Last week, we talked about 10 things that Thailand's new prime minister should realise. Well, my bad, because there's another crucial matter that will define his tenure.

Ten things General Prayuth should know
August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Ten things General Prayuth should know

Dear Mr Prime Minister, all the buzz you hear is people making or accepting challenges involving ice, mild torture and donations. If you think that's silly, consider this: Even your nomination and "election" by the interim Parliament...

General Prayuth should learn from America
August 13, 2014 1:00 am

General Prayuth should learn from America

Say whatever you like about George Soros, but his preferred analogy on the near-collapse of the US economy is spot on. It compares the US economic system prior to the late 2000s meltdown to an oil tanker. The big ship once had watertight compartments...

Love, the end of it, and the social media
August 6, 2014 1:00 am

Love, the end of it, and the social media

Maybe it's unfair to everyone involved to analyse why a rich and powerful man and a gorgeous and popular woman have broken up, and I shouldn't try.

Yingluck must face rice scheme trial
July 30, 2014 1:00 am

Yingluck must face rice scheme trial

If I were Yingluck Shinawatra, I would come back to Thailand just to shut up those predicting I wouldn't. And risk spending considerable time in jail in the process? Well, a dutiful return would establish some trust and credibility, and...