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15 Dec 2013 : The official tasked with running the Feb 2 election _ if it does take place _ realises he faces a Herculean task in ridding the system of corruption.
15 Dec 2013 : Is hatred of one man _ even if it is Thaksin Shinawatra _ enough to justify a rebellion of the country's middle class, who some experts say have no other real cause than that hate?
15 Dec 2013 : Yingluck Shinawatra is hardly the first female politician to be subjected to misogynistic comments. In fact, the treatment the caretaker prime minister has received follows that of a long line of women leaders who have come in for criticism their male counterparts have not had to endure.
15 Dec 2013 : Mourners are forking out up to a million baht for high-end funerals that include refrigerated glass coffins to keep corpses fresh while they are on display for a week. And not only are the bereaved becoming more prepared to send their loved ones off in style, undertakers, coffin-makers and others in the funeral industry are increasingly willing to fulfil their desires.
15 Dec 2013 : The impact of ongoing protests in Bangkok has made Thai government economists reduce their gross domestic product growth forecasts to 3% this year, from an already scaled-down 3.7% projected in September. But while demand in the office market is expected to be affected by the economic slowdown, it has remained resilient so far.
15 Dec 2013 : These days there is an almost constant stream of invective being hurled by protest leaders against certain government officials. In some other countries defamation cases brought by sitting government officials or politicians, with potentially ruinous damages or even criminal sanctions, have arguably had the effect of limiting vibrant political debate and probing press coverage. Is this possible in Thailand; or is it already the case? A simple Google search will yield numerous examples of the increase of defamation charges in Thailand's political arena. Yet to better understand what all the fuss is about, let's look at what defamation is and the relevant Thai laws.
08 Dec 2013 : Phoo, a 31-year-old political science student studying at Ramkhamhaeng University usually keeps her distance from both sides of Thai politics. But last Saturday, her friends urged her to join the anti-government rally outside the campus.
08 Dec 2013 : Ramkhamhaeng University has long been a hotbed of activism, with students from the South having a history of being politically engaged and fighting for their rights.
08 Dec 2013 : Despite an outcry over methods of crowd control through a heated week of political protests on the streets of Bangkok, experts and analysts say the Yingluck administration has exercised restraint in its riot-control methods.
08 Dec 2013 : It's a long way from the genteel village of Whissonsett in eastern England to the steamy jungles of Myanmar, but the memory of one man lives on in both.
08 Dec 2013 : With the advancements in technology, many of us have accumulated assets in new forms and places that we may be inclined to overlook. However, these are just as important as old-fashioned cold hard cash to preserve and hand down to the next generation, and it's wise to give this some thought.
08 Dec 2013 : Like most common law trained lawyers, I learned that the concept of ''negligence'' was founded in 1928 when a Mrs Donoghue of Scotland found a dead snail in a bottle of ginger beer manufactured by a Mr Stevenson.