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02 Feb 2015 : Re: “Vigilantes fight against human trafficking”, (BP, Jan 31).
02 Feb 2015 : Fears about the impact of technology on the labour market are nothing new. In the early 19th century, a group of English textile workers known as the Luddites worried that new technologies like power looms and spinning frames would cost them their jobs. They protested by smashing the machines.
07 Jan 2015 : Mr Schertzer (Re: “Foreigners to blame”, PostBag, Jan 3) takes a lot of flak for his allegedly outrageous claim that sex tourism harms Thailand.
07 Jan 2015 : For many Bangkokians who live far from the river, the chance to enjoy a boat ride on the majestic Chao Phraya River or visit its webs of canals is a joy only tourists get to experience. Most locals tend to be stuck in the concrete jungle from dawn till dusk.
07 Jan 2015 : Written, the Dutch language is Seussian. Rife with double vowels bookended by horrifically paired consonants, road signs announce the arrival of towns named Hoofddorp and Heerhugowaard. There, you will stop at restaurants and order food from menus that resemble horizontal eye charts — bitterballen, frikandellen and a green pea soup called snert.
07 Jan 2015 : Confidence in the capacity of the Asia-Pacific region to preserve a flexible but fundamentally robust security order weakened noticeably over the past year.
07 Jan 2015 : Police chief Somyot Pumpunmuang and the website InternationalLiving.com have a lot in common. Pol Gen Somyot says Thailand offers "fresh air and hospitality" to foreign visitors. The website says Thailand is "an outdoor-lover's paradise" combined with friendly people. InternationalLiving.com says the choice of restaurants and dining spots is vast. Pol Gen Somyot says the country has "a lot of tourist attractions" and "good food".
07 Jan 2015 : With attention focused largely on holiday celebrations in the past couple of weeks, most Thais probably missed the news about a milestone event in Nicaragua just before Christmas. The event was a groundbreaking ceremony, commencing the construction of the Nicaragua Canal linking the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean.
07 Jan 2015 : This will be the year of the Chinese phone manufacturers.
06 Jan 2015 : The Ministry of Foreign Affairs seems to have just awakened to the problem of Ekaphob Luera, widely known as “Tang Archeewa.” Without a hard push from the National Council for Peace and Order, I wonder if the ministry will do something regarding the red-shirt underling now facing lese majeste charges.
06 Jan 2015 : In response to the editorial, “Indonesia is wrong” (BP, Dec 5) the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia wishes to state the following:
06 Jan 2015 : I'm in the hotels and resorts industry, so most of my staff are local to each hotel's location. The majority of my people have few if any formal qualifications apart from the undying will to work hard and to make something of their lives. As the chief executive, I'm constantly called on stage to make the opening speech at our annual staff parties.