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Stop the cyber bullies

Stop the cyber bullies

When Pacharaporn Chantarapradit, a young beauty contestant vying for the Miss Grand 2020 title, voiced support for the pro-democracy demonstrators during a question-and-answer session, she might have expected some criticism. But some of those who disagreed with her views went too far.

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Returning to normal by 2021: a dream

Returning to normal by 2021: a dream

The world economy is in total disaster in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. IMF chief, Kristalina Georgieva, said it would be the worst economic crisis in 100 years. However, her once in a 100-year crisis seems to be rather short-lived as the IMF expects a full global recovery next year.

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China, climate and the blame game

China took a major stride forward on climate on Tuesday. President Xi Jinping, addressing the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, for the first time committed China to a hard target for future greenhouse gas emissions.

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Stop the cyber bullies

When Pacharaporn Chantarapradit, a young beauty contestant vying for the Miss Grand 2020 title, voiced support for the pro-democracy demonstrators during a question-and-answer session, she might have expected some criticism. But some of those who disagreed with her views went too far.

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Stop the cyber bullies
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China, climate and the blame game

China took a major stride forward on climate on Tuesday. President Xi Jinping, addressing the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, for the first time committed China to a hard target for future greenhouse gas emissions.

04:00 11
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Returning to normal by 2021: a dream

The world economy is in total disaster in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. IMF chief, Kristalina Georgieva, said it would be the worst economic crisis in 100 years. However, her once in a 100-year crisis seems to be rather short-lived as the IMF expects a full global recovery next year.

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Returning to normal by 2021: a dream
23 Sep 2020

Can one little plaque do that much 'damage'?

Less than 24 hours after the anti-dictatorship activists installed a plaque symbolising democracy at Sanam Luang before wrapping up the rally, state agencies managed to remove it, explaining that the brass item "damages" the historical site. Wow! Such swift action by state agencies is rare.

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23 Sep 2020

Fuzzy logic in party loans

The decision of the Election Commission (EC) to clear 31 political parties of illegal borrowings could cause further confusion regarding the organic law on political parties.

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Fuzzy logic in party loans
23 Sep 2020

The future is not mass tourism

A huge challenge awaits Thailand as plans are afoot to open up the country to rescue the tourism industry: How to prevent a new round of environmental onslaught from mass tourism.

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The future is not mass tourism
23 Sep 2020

An unexpectedly successful protest

A new generation of Thai protesters has broken into the open, and while their defiant self-image as the generation that will finally fix things may be naive, they have already left their mark with the unexpectedly successful demonstration at Sanam Luang in the heart of old Bangkok on Sept 19-20.

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An unexpectedly successful protest
22 Sep 2020

Little care for car-free day

While many countries around the globe are planning to celebrate World Car Free Day today by promoting low- and zero-carbon footprint travel, the day looks set to pass with little, if any, attention from the public in most parts of Thailand.

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Little care for car-free day
22 Sep 2020

Strengthening Asean-EU partnership a necessity

In a world hit by the pandemic and characterised by power politics, the European Union and Asean have a lot in common. Closer cooperation is needed to ensure we can defend the rules-based international system and ensure every human being can enjoy the security and rights we sometimes take for granted.

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22 Sep 2020

Will PM Suga lead Japan to Abe 2.0?

It was immediately obvious before last week's vote in Japan's parliament that the ruling Liberal Democratic Party wanted to maintain former prime minister Shinzo Abe's legacy. So in came the new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, who has been standing by Mr Abe's side throughout the political rollercoaster ride that has been the past few decades.

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Will PM Suga lead Japan to Abe 2.0?