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EDITORIAL How complex is a ceasefire?
19 Jun 2013 : The chances of a peaceful, quiet Ramadan seem to be getting weaker every day, instead of stronger. Last Thursday in Kuala Lumpur, the government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) peace talks delegates were upbeat about a month-long ceasefire during the Muslim fasting month.
PostbagChalerm running scared
19 Jun 2013 : Incredible. Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung looks the other way when his red-shirt men rally and intimidate people, but he now is in a panic because an anti-government group has grown from 300 to 3,000 and is gaining support daily. Mr Chalerm is reacting like a scared rabbit. I wonder what he'd do if he was ever turfed out and brought to charge.
05 Jun 2013 : Thais have overlooked much trouble concerning Suvarnabhumi airport. And there have been plenty of problems since the first, corrupt contracts were given to haul gravel to fill in the Cobra Swamp.
05 Jun 2013 : During his visit to the White House on May 20, Myanmar President Thein Sein talked about the release of political prisoners who remain incarcerated in the country's jails despite the air of reforms sweeping over it.
05 Jun 2013 : Re: ''Beating down online dissent'' (BP, June 4).
05 Jun 2013 : While populism can be worrisome for many, we should find a way to debate and talk about it in a way to minimise "bad" populism and encourage "good" populism in our political landscape.
05 Jun 2013 : Wearing a Guy Fawkes mask as a way of holding one's nose against the government seems to have caught on.
05 Jun 2013 : When the 2011 Central Plains flood crisis ravaged industrial estates in Ayutthaya and destroyed the country's biggest dialysis solution production plant, more than 40,000 patients' lives were endangered.
05 Jun 2013 : There's a tragicomic story about the power of money to corrupt absolutely. A billionaire comes back home from exile to share the wealth and exact revenge. Purse strings are pulled even before the billionaire's triumphant return, to ensure the people suffer and languish until their once-scorned saviour returns.
05 Jun 2013 : Although the school bag that little Thai students have to carry around is getting heavier, the average IQ test score of Thai children is getting lower.
05 Jun 2013 : No prizes for guessing the fastest selling smartphone in South Korea. The Samsung Galaxy S4, of course _ it has sold 10 million units since the April launch. You will remember that the iPhone 5 sold five million units in its opening weekend but the S4 will be seriously attacking Apple's market share over the next month or so.
04 Jun 2013 : In vogue after the success of China's growth and the critiques levelled at the Washington Consensus, could the Beijing Consensus be a model for Myanmar as it embarks on a historical opening to the global economy?