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19 Dec 2013 : Through the eight years of the Thai political divide, people have expressed self-righteous and narrow-minded attitudes, ignorance and intolerance with impunity.
EDITORIAL Justice system is a bad joke
19 Dec 2013 : Had the alleged serial rapist-killer Nui been locked up in jail longer than the three years and eight months he served in Khon Kaen for the attempted rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl back in 2005, four out of the eight innocent children he admitted to have sexually attacked this year would have been still alive with their families.
05 Dec 2013 : Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban's proposal for a people's council and an interim government will be difficult to make happen.
05 Dec 2013 : The first thing I did when arriving home late on Saturday night was turn on the television in the hope I could get an update of the situation at Ramkhamhaeng where students and pro-government ralliers were clashing.
05 Dec 2013 : Anticipating His Majesty the King's birthday today, both sides of the political divide have stepped back from the brink, exchanging flowers and hugs on the battle-torn front lines instead of rubber bullets and tear gas.
05 Dec 2013 : On an auspicious day like this, I'd really like to steer any thoughts away from politics because, honestly, it is starting to get exhausting trying to keep tabs on how Thaksin Shinawatra is scheming to get back to this country all the time. Let's shift our focus from politicians to _ yellow confetti please _ fathers. I've kept my observant media eye hyper-alert for all dad-related happenings around me lately and while some can be a downer, others are heart-warming.
04 Dec 2013 : For no discernible reason and with no feasible gain, China has decided to increase tensions in the East China Sea.
04 Dec 2013 : Financial markets and the news media have one thing in common: they tend to oscillate rapidly between hype and gloom. Nowhere is this more apparent than in analyses of emerging economies' prospects.
04 Dec 2013 : In a country where money talks, votes can be bought and people blindly follow leaders who promise the earth but deliver little, I cannot see a referendum working. Surely it too can be bought and we will be back to square one?
04 Dec 2013 : Ask any of the participants in the massive anti-government rallies about their purpose, and the answer is likely to be to get rid of something called "Thaksinocracy". When asked what it means, the answer varies, but may be roughly grouped along these five "cracies".
04 Dec 2013 : Many observers believe that a House dissolution would help avert the current political crisis. However, each proposal, though well-intended, is a problem in itself given their attached preconditions.
04 Dec 2013 : When anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said he wanted to set up a "People's Council" to reform the country, he made almost everyone scratch their heads and say, "What on earth is he talking about?"