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EDITORIAL Graft concerns are just a joke
05 Dec 2013 : Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's brief statement during the censure debate in parliament on Nov 27 that her government is serious about the corruption problem and that a unit has been set up in every ministry to monitor irregularities is nothing but a joke.
PostbagDemocracy at work
05 Dec 2013 : Re: ''Protests undo democracy'' (PostBag, Dec 4).
18 Nov 2013 : Every day seems to bring new _ and often conflicting _ comments about the Nov 11 Preah Vihear temple decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
18 Nov 2013 : Almost 30 years have passed since the first cases of HIV were reported in Thailand in 1984.
18 Nov 2013 : When a layman and a lawyer sit down together to talk mathematics, they can probably see the same result but will interpret the meaning differently.
18 Nov 2013 : Last week I attended the funeral of a former classmate at a non-mainstream temple, by which I mean that it wasn't held at one of the venues Bangkok residents normally choose for such events.
18 Nov 2013 : The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will try once again today to take the dominant role in running the internet.
17 Nov 2013 : It's hard to imagine a worse scenario for action on climate change than what is shaping up in Warsaw, Poland, at the Conference of the Parties (COP19), which runs until Friday. The negotiations have been labelled the "Coal COP" by some because of the refusal of many participating countries, including the host, to back away from coal-generated power, the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions on the planet. It is particularly disappointing that the Polish government is partnering with the World Coal Association to hold a major coal summit this week while the climate talks are still in session.
17 Nov 2013 : Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's statement that she had never accepted the International Court of Justice ruling on the Preah Vihear temple issue shows what is wrong with Thailand today and why we have the current political impasse.
17 Nov 2013 : It is hard not to have been affected by the harrowing scenes from the Philippines city of Tacloban and neighbouring areas following the devastating typhoon.
17 Nov 2013 : After Gen Prem Tinsulanonda stepped down in 1988, Thailand began a new experiment with democracy. The result was one heartbreak after another.
17 Nov 2013 : When the United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions were established nearly seven decades ago in the aftermath of World War II, economic and political power was concentrated in the hands of a few victorious countries, making it relatively easy to reach consensus on how to restore international order. Since then, however, global governance has become increasingly muddled, impeding progress in areas of worldwide concern.