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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.
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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.
04 Jun 2013 : Although violence in southern Thailand rages, the government pledges to continue peace talks with the Barisan Revolusi Nasional. Nothing is more difficult than a peace process, and since two seemingly intractable conflicts in Aceh, Indonesia and Mindanao, the Philippines, are referenced by government and rebels, alike, they offer 10 important lessons.
04 Jun 2013 : Apparently uncomfortable with Moody’s latest unfavourable credit rating for Thailand, due to the higher than expected losses in the government’s rice "buying" scheme, commerce permanent secretary Vatchari Vimooktayon wondered aloud what information the credible credit rating agency used in making its assessment.
04 Jun 2013 : Keynote Address by Her Excellency Ms Yingluck Shinawatra Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand at the 65th World Newspaper Congress, 20th World Editors Forum and 23rd World Advertising Forum Bangkok, June 4, 2013
04 Jun 2013 : Thailand was amazed and amused last week by the over-the-top reaction, particularly from the Pheu Thai Party, to an internet protest fad. A number of people, no one knows how many, adopted a mask of anonymity to post messages on a few social media sites. The protest included many people wearing the iconic Guy Fawkes mask from the film V for Vendetta .
04 Jun 2013 : Re: ''Put the peace talks on hold, Thaworn says'' (BP, June 2).
04 Jun 2013 : These are some new laws I think Thailand would benefit from. Most regular readers will recognise this as a sequel to my previous articles under the same title.
04 Jun 2013 : There is no greater hindrance to a country's long-term economic development than childhood undernourishment. When a growing body does not get enough essential vitamins and nutrients, the harmful effects last long into adulthood.
04 Jun 2013 : Last week's heavy rainfall reminded me of how my family once collected rainwater, which used to be a common practice for many Thai households during the rainy season, from May to October.
03 Jun 2013 : This is a compilation of Bangkok Post editorial cartoons for the whole of June 2013.
03 Jun 2013 : The past three months of contacts with the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) have gone poorly. The group has shown no signs that it wishes to pursue actual peace talks, as it agreed in the Feb 28 pact with the government.