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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.
21 Dec 2013 : Re: "Our system is a democracy of lesser evils" (Opinion, Dec 20).
23 Oct 2013 : Re: ''B500 foreigner-entry fee on the table'' (BP Online, Oct 21).
23 Oct 2013 : After former deputy prime minister MR Pridiyathorn Devakula presented his figures which showed that the government's rice-pledging scheme has incurred at least 200 billion baht in losses each year, or more than 425 billion baht in total, various government ministers came out to deny the claims.
23 Oct 2013 : On my first day in this country, a Thai friend asked me about the air pollution in Beijing. I answered him helplessly: "There was much smog last winter, and the government has tried hard to solve this problem, but the effect is not obvious. I can't do much except live with the polluted air."
23 Oct 2013 : I'm not a fan of the latest update to Yahoo! Mail. I keep needing to refresh the inbox to make the emails appear, even after upgrading to the Yahoo-friendly version of Firefox. They have also done a Microsoft by rearranging everything so that regular users now have to retrain where they look for different options. Intrusive ads seem to have no problems displaying at any time. The update I have most eagerly been awaiting is support for sub-folders, so that I can organise my messages, but there's been nothing on that front as yet. The recent alterations have been more about the look and feel and allowing for themes rather than any substantive changes. At the time of writing this, a forum called "Tell us what you think about Yahoo! Mail" had received requests from over 31,000 users asking for tabs to be brought back (the reason many people decided to stick with Yahoo rather than migrate to Gmail). Other visitors to that forum had complaints about useability, some describing the latest update as a big step backwards.
22 Oct 2013 : The mathematics is simple and straightforward. When you buy something such as a pack of rice at 200 baht and you sell it at 150 baht, the loss is 50 baht. And if there were other costs too, then the loss will be higher.
22 Oct 2013 : In just under three weeks, Thailand will hear a court verdict likely to have a strong impact on the nation. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is to decide on what could be the final legal challenge over the beautiful, contentious Preah Vihear temple.
22 Oct 2013 : Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, writes in his new book, The Map and the Territory, that he has been thinking about bubbles since the financial crisis of 2008. Specifically, he has been trying to understand why he and so many other economic forecasters failed to see the housing bubble that caused the crisis.
22 Oct 2013 : Again, the government focuses on what's easily seen, not what's most important.
22 Oct 2013 : In my years of working in the news business, the most memorable press conference I have ever attended occurred right after Black May in 1992.
22 Oct 2013 : I was sitting in the restaurant of a privately-owned rehabilitation centre in Chiang Mai. It was lunchtime and I noticed many people started to move around _ leaving the dining room to go to a nearby lawn. They seemed happy to leave the enclosed space. Most of them immediately lit a cigarette when out in the open. Nicotine is likely to be the easiest tool for them to fight stress.