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EDITORIAL Society faces a moral crisis
24 May 2013 : Today, as Buddhists around the country celebrate the Visakha Bucha Day to mark the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death, it is worth reflecting on his teachings and recalling his advice on how best to continue his spiritual legacy.
24 May 2013 : In recent months, people and their politicians around the world have been astonished to learn that big companies and billionaires will go to extraordinary lengths to pay lower taxes.
08 Apr 2013 : On the last Friday of August 1975, I was summoned to the press office of the foreign ministry in Ho Chi Minh City, then four months into its new communist rule.
08 Apr 2013 : I'm sure there are people out there who aren't aware that there is a 500-rai tract of lush green land sitting smack in the middle of the city.
07 Apr 2013 : The United Nations General Assembly resolution passed on Wednesday to regulate the global arms trade was long overdue, coming after 20 years of study and negotiations. But although it was definitely a step in the right direction, at this point the effects look to be mostly symbolic, a gesture of overwhelming global sentiment that regulation is needed.
07 Apr 2013 : Virtually all of the world's fresh water comes from rain. Here in the Northeast it has not rained for many months and as a consequence, there is a shortage of fresh water.
07 Apr 2013 : During the recent debate concerning the use of a pen name or nom de plume among writers to the ''PostBag'', the name Edith Clampton surfaced on a couple of occasions. One reader asked where she was and if she is happy and well.
07 Apr 2013 : Shifting alliances, it's deliciously Machiavellian. There are no BFFs (best friends forever) in politics. Don't be surprised if the old establishment, the military and the Thaksin Shinawatra political machine make a pact to govern Thailand as a triumvirate, leaving the Democrat Party out in the cold. Don't be surprised if negotiations are already under way to achieve that.
07 Apr 2013 : By now, many have heard about plans by big carmakers including Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai to launch hydrogen fuel-cell cars commercially around 2015. Daimler, Ford, and Nissan plan to launch such cars around 2017. Germany plans to build at least 50 hydrogen fuelling stations by 2015 as the start of a countrywide network. Japan and Korea have announced similar plans.
06 Apr 2013 : Greater Bangkok got a frightening reminder of what poor building standards can mean when a seven-storey residential building under construction tilted, cracked and threatened to subside completely this week. Inspectors cited weak foundations providing insufficient support on land that had formerly been a water storage area. It is terrifying to contemplate the consequences of a collapse had the building been completed and fully occupied, especially as it was the second of 10 identical buildings to be used for high-capacity dormitories.
06 Apr 2013 : I am amazed at the recent flurry of articles and statements by state and other agencies on energy saving during this energy supply crisis.
MY TWO SATANGS
06 Apr 2013 : When it comes to technology Thailand is always trying to keep up with the latest innovations. However, just like your "cool" uncle who owns an iPad but doesn't know how to connect to the local Wi-Fi, we always seem a little confused when it comes to applying any new gadgets and services that may pop up.