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05 Dec 2013 : As usual, when Thailand is in a crisis, there are those baffled by the undemocratic displays in our struggle.
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.
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.
17 Nov 2013 : When I was a boy, I dreamed of becoming a doctor. I was born in Indonesia in the early 1950s, when most families in my country lacked access to health care. Thousands of children died each year from preventable diseases such as measles and polio.
16 Nov 2013 : One may sympathise with the predicament Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in. Over the past two-plus years, and for the rest of her term as prime minister of Thailand, the choice between family and country is never going to be easy to make.
16 Nov 2013 : Sometimes from the worst tragedies, great opportunities emerge.
16 Nov 2013 : The ongoing 19th UN annual climate change conference is an important step along the path toward securing, by the end of 2015, a comprehensive global treaty to set the world on a path toward a lower carbon future.
16 Nov 2013 : Thai policy elites have always looked westward for the "perfect" answer to creating an education system here.
16 Nov 2013 : Maps are back. Or precisely, the interpretative wildcard that accompanies maps.
15 Nov 2013 : The gruesome images of typhoon devastation in the Philippines have brought back chilling memories of the 2004 tsunami that killed more than 5,000 people in Thailand alone.
15 Nov 2013 : I understand it is a very rare case for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to suggest Thailand drop its multi-billion baht subsidies for rice growers (Online, Nov 13) saying the programme is undermining confidence in the country's finances and it is necessary for the Thai government to respond if their suggestion is not suitable.
15 Nov 2013 : Even before its peddlers in parliament made a panicky retreat, the expansive amnesty bill to absolve all those involved in Thailand's political conflict going back to 2004 already yielded longer-term ramifications.