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EDITORIAL Growth figures don't add up
23 May 2013 : When the National Economic and Social Development Board announced its latest economic growth figures for the first quarter of this year which showed a weaker-than-expected growth rate, many questions were asked as to whether the figures were accurate.
PostbagPerils of populism
23 May 2013 : Dom Dunn says in his May 18 letter, ''Abhisit loses crop plot'', that ''Khun Abhisit's view seems to be that populist policies do not guarantee votes and that might explain his reluctance to offer vote-winning policies, but if populist policies don't work I wonder how he explains Pheu Thai's success''.
03 May 2013 : The abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on Tuesday introduced a young, new monarch to the world.
03 May 2013 : My relationship with books is what you might call unhealthily zealous. After all, the place in which I spend hours at the mall is the bookstore. My favourite designer (Olympia Le Tan) makes clutches that look like books. My childhood fixation revolved around strategically hiding books when I was over my library borrowing limit, alongside incessantly rearranging my bookshelf, and ultimately, I flatly refuse to date guys who don't read. Reading seems to cover most aspects of my life and has, by far, been a life-long love affair that has yet to wither.
02 May 2013 : If there’s a problem, throw money at it. The money won’t solve the problem, but it will make a few important people richer and possibly happier. Then we just pretend that the problem is solved - until it collapses, killing four people and injuring 45.
02 May 2013 : The government's 350-billion-baht flood prevention and drought mitigation projects look set to go ahead, despite widespread criticism.
02 May 2013 : The term "rule of law" has been invoked increasingly in recent years as governments and civil society grapple with challenges facing their relationship.
02 May 2013 : Paraphrasing from your editorial, ''Asbestos kills, that's for sure'', on April 26, the WHO says there are 125 million workers in the world exposed to asbestos and more than 107,000 people die each year.
02 May 2013 : Betrayal and outdated are both terms that have been used in the growing war of words and ideas over the government's ambitious 2-trillion-baht infrastructure programme.
02 May 2013 : When Beijing changed the name of the Department of Propaganda to the Publicity Department, journalists snickered at the transparency of the ploy, since the spin and the information control system remained the same.
02 May 2013 : The Bank of Thailand's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Tuesday issued a clear message that it wants to help stem the appreciation of the baht by discouraging foreign capital inflows, rather than cutting interest rates.
02 May 2013 : When I woke up to my smartphone's alarm one morning last week, the first thing that caught my eye was the True-H 3G sign on the gadget. My effort to curb the use of digital devices was simply not possible as I followed my morning routine. Before I knew it, I'd turned on my laptop to connect to True's Wi-Fi service from my router.