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Lift antiviral drug curbs

Lift antiviral drug curbs

With new cases of Covid-19 having risen to more than 28,000 a day, and with soaring severe cases, restricted access to Covid-19 antiviral medicines is now a critical issue.

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Civic study can help make solid citizens

Civic study can help make solid citizens

In 2004, the United Nations declared that Civic Education For All was a resolution for the new millennium and a mandate for the United Nations Development Programme. The initiative was focused on nurturing respect for all, building a sense of belonging in humanity and helping learners become responsible and active global citizens.

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Artless strategy

Artless strategy

Re: "Air force insists on jet cash", (BP, Aug 1).

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Civic study can help make solid citizens

In 2004, the United Nations declared that Civic Education For All was a resolution for the new millennium and a mandate for the United Nations Development Programme. The initiative was focused on nurturing respect for all, building a sense of belonging in humanity and helping learners become responsible and active global citizens.

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Civic study can help make solid citizens
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Lift antiviral drug curbs

With new cases of Covid-19 having risen to more than 28,000 a day, and with soaring severe cases, restricted access to Covid-19 antiviral medicines is now a critical issue.

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Lift antiviral drug curbs
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The possible upsides to Covid infection

There's always a first time for everyone. After three years of living life virus free, I got Covid-19 from a friend after attending a concert recently. However, to my surprise, my first experience wasn't all that terrible. I felt mildly ill, with fever and body aches, but no sore throat or a lung infection. Fortunately, I was able to look after myself at home and the symptoms only lasted a week.

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Time to tone down Taiwan tensions

It was a picture-perfect shot, really. That was my thought when I saw US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi standing side by side with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei last Wednesday. But the one-day visit to the self-ruled island by the 82-year-old American politician has created no end of tension, not only for the US and China but also many of their allies across the Asia Pacific region.

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Confronting the growing drought risk

Drought may be an ancient scourge, but it is getting worse. No region or country today is immune to its effects. Southern Europe is in the grip of a severe drought -- the worst in 70 years for Italy. In the western United States, the past two decades have been the driest in 1,200 years. Chile is in its 13th consecutive year of drought, and Monterrey, Mexico's third-largest city, is now being forced to ration water.

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7 Aug 2022

Trafficking in tiers and fears

The government sighed with relief when the country's anti-trafficking performance moved up from the Tier 2 Watchlist to Tier 2 in the US Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, released on July 19.

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Trafficking in tiers and fears
7 Aug 2022

Something of a cover-up on the beach

A "No Bikinis" sign on a Thai beach prompted a considerable debate last week although it appears to be little more than a storm in a B-cup. The sign appeared on Koh Samae San, a small Chon Buri island owned by the Thai Navy which apparently disapproves of this type of swimwear.

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6 Aug 2022

Don't skimp on pub safety

Heads are rolling after a deadly fire broke out at a pub in Chon Buri province in the early hours of Friday morning, killing 14 people and injuring at least 36 others.

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Don't skimp on pub safety
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Thailand's Big Brother is upping the ante

In the late 18th century, British philosopher Jeremy Bentham visited his younger brother, Samuel, in Russia, who arranged unskilled factory workers in a circle so that he could supervise them. Inspired by this principle, Bentham developed "the panopticon", an inspection tower surrounded by cells. Its uniqueness was that it enabled a watchman to monitor prisoners without them knowing they were being watched.

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Thailand's Big Brother is upping the ante
6 Aug 2022

The true meaning of being safe on the internet

When we talk about cybersecurity, we usually think of commercial antivirus software, ransomware attacks on large corporations or leaks of politically scandalous emails. But little is said about public security in the digital realm, and that is a big problem when we increasingly depend on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the Internet of Things to carry out our ordinary daily activities.

6 Aug 2022
The true meaning of being safe on the internet