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EDITORIAL Warrant lifting is a good start
22 May 2013 : The order to review all warrants to arrest suspected insurgents is welcome news.
GLOBALISATIONCorporates need a foreign policy, too
22 May 2013 : Google unintentionally sparked a diplomatic row earlier this month following its decision to change the name on its "Palestinian territories" homepage to "Palestine".
29 Apr 2013 : Building resilience to multiple shocks is one of the most urgent development challenges facing Asia and the Pacific.
29 Apr 2013 : Re: ''Stop your whining'' (PostBag, April 24).
29 Apr 2013 : April is normally the hottest month of the year with the temperature often surpassing 40C in different parts of the country. This year, however, the situation may be different with the mercury in the coming months likely to soar higher than the April record as a "Battle Royal" is looming between the ruling Pheu Thai Party and its allies on the one hand and the Constitution Court and its supporters on the other.
29 Apr 2013 : The Peace Dialogue agreement between the National Security Council and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) on Feb 28 has created a promising, though intricate, opportunity for a peaceful settlement of the southern conflict.
29 Apr 2013 : Let's face it. Public transport in Thailand isn't safe, but unfortunately commuters have little choice but to take a risk.
29 Apr 2013 : Don't be surprised if your office suddenly issues a bulletin on toilet etiquette.
28 Apr 2013 : The raid carried out by the Department of Special Investigation and the Labour Ministry on Friday that detained around 2,000 migrant workers in a housing complex in Chon Buri requires an explanation from the government. If it was a one-off operation, it will have accomplished little other than cause hardships for the workers involved. If it is part of a larger crackdown on illegal migrants, as suggested by the involvement of both the DSI and the Labour Ministry, the raid has major implications for the workers but also several important economic sectors that rely heavily on migrant labour, both documented and undocumented.
28 Apr 2013 : James McCormick must have been a top notch salesman to have conned so many government departments into believing that the GT200 scanners could detect such an incredible range of targets, from explosives to drugs. I even heard a rumour that in 2006 a very prominent Thai politician was persuaded to buy one after having been assured by McCormick that the GT200 could detect a coup plot.
28 Apr 2013 : Last Wednesday was International Noise Awareness Day, although if you live in Bangkok you could be forgiven for being blissfully unaware of this momentous occasion. It's hardly a revelation, but it's desperately difficult to escape noise in Thailand. You can't go to a department store or supermarket these days without being assaulted by an incessant babble of sales pitches from ladies with microphones, promoting anything from skin whitening creams to absurd looking lingerie.
28 Apr 2013 : On Tuesday, 300 citizens travelled 200km from Prachuap Khiri Khan province to rally in front of the Appeal Court and demand transparency in the case of environmental activist Charoen Wat-aksorn, who was assassinated on June 21, 2004. Meanwhile, hundreds of red shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship members were holding their own rally in front of the Constitution Court, part of a campaign to gather at least 20,000 names for a petition asking the National Anti-Corruption Commission to clear the entire court bench of nine judges.