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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".
Local Concerns: Farm chemicals
21 May 2013 : Agricultural produce is one of Thailand's top five exports, making up about 12.37% of GDP. At the same time, Thailand is one of the world's heaviest farm chemical users, with imports of such chemicals more than doubling in less than a decade.
21 May 2013 : Politically, the reconciliation bill proposed by Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung makes the most sense: Absolve all those involved in and prosecuted for political offences since 2006.
21 May 2013 : Angelina Jolie is not the only person who recently decided to remove her breasts. The winner of Miss Tiffany Universe 2009, Sorrawee "Jazz" Nattee, photocopied Jolie's breast removal mission.
20 May 2013 : The hottest ticket in Cannes over the weekend is, surprisingly, a pre-Bob Dylan tale of a struggling folk singer steeped in his own hilarious myth: "Inside Llewyn Davis" is the new film by Joel and Ethan Coen starring Oscar Isaac as the title character, with the supporting act by Carey Mulligan (redeeming herself quite nicely from the nonsense of "The Great Gatsby", which opened Cannes last Wednesday) and Justin Timberlake, among others.
20 May 2013 : When Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi referred to criticism of his anti-flood schemes as "garbage", it was - pardon the expression - a watershed. He brought down a curtain between him and citizens seeking honest debate. So the question for today is this _ if the government cannot properly manage the political reality of its plan, can the public trust it to fund, build and run the actual water management project?
20 May 2013 : For more than eight years, former Asian Development Bank (ADB) president Haruhiko Kuroda spoke of the Japanese-led multilateral development bank's commitment to fighting poverty in the Asia-Pacific region. How ironic it is that today there is much debate over whether monetary policies now being pursued by Mr Kuroda in his new role as head of Japan's central bank will do more to destabilise economies in developing Asia than the ADB did to help them.
20 May 2013 : The government subscribes to cutting greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and excessive filth in the air.
20 May 2013 : Of all his supporters and admirers, fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra can count on at least one man as "a friend in need" _ that is Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung.
20 May 2013 : The Thai economy is not what it used to be. Once starved and desperate for inward foreign direct investment and ambivalent about outward investment flows, Thailand now confronts different investment dilemmas and challenges that have posed mounting adjustment difficulties for state agencies.
20 May 2013 : Pheu Thai MPs be warned. Yaowapa Wongsawat is back, and she is watching you.