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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).
27 Nov 2013 : The number of protesters who attended the anti-government rally on Ratchadamnoen Avenue on Sunday is being hotly debated.
27 Nov 2013 : Can we stop talking about democracy for a moment? It's not just since the unrolling of the Thaksin regime that I've been getting so fed up with the rampant misuse of "democracy" _ often by people who have no clue what this noble term really means _ that I've almost puked on occasion. But it's also because what I'm going to say right now has very little to do with political values, just plain morality.
27 Nov 2013 : The console wars are heating up again with the PS4 up against the Xbox One. As you might expect, both units have come with hardware upgrades and Microsoft has dropped the silly requirement to be always connected to the internet after it received a huge amount of negative feedback guaranteeing poor sales.
26 Nov 2013 : The government’s expansion of the enforcement of the Internal Security Act to cover all of Bangkok and Nonthaburi and Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan and Pathum Thani’s Lat Lum Kaew district is meaningless, as it has already been defied by thousands and thousands of protesters
26 Nov 2013 : Is this the end of Thaksin Inc in Thailand? The more than 100,000 people who joined rallies Sunday to oust the nation's prime minister certainly hope so. So do the thousands who took to the streets again today, some of whom broke barricades and police lines to get inside the grounds of the Finance Ministry in Bangkok.
26 Nov 2013 : The reaction by Myanmar to a UN request to grant citizenship to its Rohingya minority is as shocking as it is wrong. The official government spokesman, the president's office and the official representative of Aung San Suu Kyi's political party were quick to denounce the world body. Government officials dismissed the UN request as misinformed. Mrs Suu Kyi's spokesman went further, calling it interference in the country's internal affairs.
26 Nov 2013 : Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, in a rare overseas trip, are scheduled to begin a tour of the Indian cities of New Delhi and Chennai on Saturday. The imperial couple's week-long visit is likely to mark a defining moment in Indo-Japanese relations, fostering closer economic and security ties between Asia's two leading democracies as they seek a pluralistic, stable Asian order.
26 Nov 2013 : Robin Grant's quote from the New York Times article on the Constitution Court's ruling as ''bizarre'' (PostBag, Nov 24) is unfair to the NYT and the judges.
26 Nov 2013 : ]It is now widely agreed that Thailand's low wages and export-oriented economic development model have been very successful in substantially decreasing poverty and enhancing standards of living for the past four decades. But that cannot push Thailand to progress further as the country now faces growing competition from low-cost producers like China, India, Vietnam and Cambodia.
26 Nov 2013 : I have no questions about the part of the Constitution Court's ruling last week which said that parliament went about amending the charter improperly, not according to the due process of the law that stipulates how this job should have been carried out.