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19 Dec 2013 : Through the eight years of the Thai political divide, people have expressed self-righteous and narrow-minded attitudes, ignorance and intolerance with impunity.
EDITORIAL Justice system is a bad joke
19 Dec 2013 : Had the alleged serial rapist-killer Nui been locked up in jail longer than the three years and eight months he served in Khon Kaen for the attempted rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl back in 2005, four out of the eight innocent children he admitted to have sexually attacked this year would have been still alive with their families.
05 Nov 2013 : The rush of the House of Representatives to pass the controversial blanket amnesty bill on Friday around 4am should remind many of a speech by former British prime minister Tony Blair, a guest to the government-sponsored unity forum, on Sept 2.
05 Nov 2013 : There is nothing that unites the "We Hate Thaksin" brigade more than the possibility of an amnesty for the exiled former prime minister.
05 Nov 2013 : In a recent interview with Post Today newspaper, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said that as a businessman, he understands give-and-take as part and parcel of negotiations.
05 Nov 2013 : Myanmar's democracy and human rights icon has finally broken her silence on the country's rising anti-Muslim violence, only to side with Myanmar's ultra-nationalists.
05 Nov 2013 : When it comes to Thai politics, like many others, I feel lost and exhausted. There are people who are willing to forget the fact that they have known you all your life as soon as you have the slightest tendency to step to the other side. And there are those who look on you as if you're a coward when you just can't really say that you're one of them despite sharing certain beliefs.
04 Nov 2013 : “Oh, front page of the international media, I’ve missed you all for so long” was the feeling that came across me as I sat down to write this piece.
04 Nov 2013 : Revelations of just how much the United States is spying on the world drew close to Thailand last week. Documents stolen by Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) employee, showed US embassies in Bangkok and other Asean capitals participate in espionage.
04 Nov 2013 : Over the last three decades, economic losses associated with natural disasters like floods, storm surges, hurricanes, and droughts have risen in lockstep with the steady climb in global temperatures. Data from a growing number of governments suggest that, so far this century, such losses have amounted to around US$2.5 trillion (75 trillion baht). And, as the latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns, the worst is yet to come.
04 Nov 2013 : What will happen to Thailand after the House's approval of the blanket amnesty bill at 4am on Friday, Nov 1 (the darkest day for Thailand's lawmakers)?
04 Nov 2013 : It was a gross miscalculation by fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, aka the Man in Dubai, that the protesting crowd at Samsen railway station would number at most 10,000. Apparently, the Man in Dubai and his cronies at home have underestimated the strength of public resistance to the blanket amnesty bill and to the man himself.