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20 Dec 2013 : New York Times Southeast Asia correspondent Thomas Fuller has quite an impressive profile. He has reported from Asia since 1997 when several countries, including Thailand, suffered financial meltdown. He covered the US invasion of Iraq, the Arab Spring and the list goes on and on.
EDITORIAL Navy can't bar slave trade fact
20 Dec 2013 : When people in your organisation are accused of involvement in the slave trade, you must investigate these claims. If you find the culprits, punish them severely, then set up measures to stop future criminal acts.
17 Dec 2013 : Recent days have seen great steps forward in the political development of the country. Just a week ago, the nation seemed to consist of two semi-armed camps. But credit should go to cooler heads and softer voices for a series of fruitful discussions and a subtle but important movement toward the centre.
17 Dec 2013 : China is increasingly debating whether or not the renminbi should be internationalised, possibly joining the US dollar and the euro as an international vehicle currency (IVC) _ that is, a currency that other countries use to denominate the prices of their traded goods and international loans. Related to this is a debate about whether Shanghai can become a first-tier international financial center (1-IFC) similar to London and New York.
17 Dec 2013 : Re: ''Thaksin's 'war on drugs' a crime against humanity'' (Opinion, Dec 14).
17 Dec 2013 : Some say democracy does not only mean having elections. I agree with that. But without elections, that it is certainly not democracy.
17 Dec 2013 : As Thailand stands on the verge of a volatile political confrontation with the potential to tip into a crisis at any time, what does the country's leadership do?
17 Dec 2013 : Obama's selfie with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela's memorial service made headlines last week.
16 Dec 2013 : Sombath Somphone was probably the most effective and best-known NGO representative in Laos. One year and one day ago, on his way home for dinner, Mr Sombath was pulled from his car by several unknown men just outside Vientiane. He was bundled into a police vehicle and driven away. He has not been seen since, and his government has not just ignored the case, it has actively worked to cover it up.
16 Dec 2013 : As 2013 comes to an end, it looks like the world economy will remain stuck in low gear. For those reading the tea leaves of global recovery, the third-quarter GDP numbers offer no solace. While the United States is ahead of the pack, some of its gains could soon be lost, as accumulating inventories begin eroding profits. Despite glimmers of hope, the eurozone and Japan are struggling to cross the 1% threshold for annual economic growth. And the major emerging economies are all slowing, with Russia practically at a standstill.
16 Dec 2013 : I think the Democrats are right to question the sincerity of the government's plans for a reform forum, but I equally question Mr Suthep's own sincerity.
16 Dec 2013 : It is understandable why most civil servants did not stage a work stoppage in response to protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban's call for civil disobedience against the government. Or why they did not join the anti-government protests even after office hours.