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EDITORIAL Suthep weaves a tangled web
21 Dec 2013 : While Suthep Thaugsuban's rhetoric from the stage remains indignant and as the protest continues in the streets, rest assured that behind the scenes everyone is looking for a way out. But the way out must also save face.
POSTBAGTechnology saves the day
21 Dec 2013 : Re: "Our system is a democracy of lesser evils" (Opinion, Dec 20).
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.
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.
19 Dec 2013 : It is inappropriate and unacceptable to request assistance for our political problems from foreign countries as reported in the media. This is an internal affair caused by the government losing the people's trust. We do not need overseas ''advisers'' to tell us what to do. Doing this will only make things worse, increase a perceived dependence on outsiders, and deepen national embarrassment.
19 Dec 2013 : This is a follow up from my column last week in which I gave an overture of a people's forum, muan maha pracha kui _ an attempt by a group of people who want to create a public forum that is not dominated by politicians from whatever camps.
19 Dec 2013 : Incremental progress perhaps, but progress nevertheless. No longer is the public debate about the necessity of political reform, but rather when and in what form. People no longer doubt that political change is a prerequisite before tackling other problems, whether it be economic competitiveness, income inequality or educational reform. No, I believe that we have reached a tipping point, one in which all sides of the social, political and economic spectrum agree that change is necessary and overdue if Thailand is to ever move forward.
19 Dec 2013 : Watching news coverage of South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela's body _ who died on Dec 5, aged 95 _ being laid to rest in his hometown last week got me thinking about the need for us to spend wisely the time we have left on Earth.
18 Dec 2013 : The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is in trouble. This would-be trade pact is the signature international plan of US President Barack Obama.
18 Dec 2013 : My recollection is the current constitution was carefully drafted and reviewed by a large body of qualified people from all walks of society and political persuasions.
18 Dec 2013 : The new year is right around the corner, yet most people feel they are not quite ready for 2014 as plans have been put on hold or completely revised amid all the uncertainties surrounding the economy, not to mention the political impasse.
18 Dec 2013 : Scattered across Cambodia are eight "drug treatment" centres. Each holds between 40 and 400 people whom the government claims are receiving treatment and rehabilitation for drug dependency. But don't be fooled. These centres are often surrounded by high walls or barbed wire fences. They are run by the police, gendarmerie and the army, or government agencies with no medical expertise.