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Han Lay drama brings crisis home

Since the political turmoil in Myanmar unfolded two years ago, the resulting catastrophe has remained largely contained within its border. However, recent developments have shown the crisis is now just around the corner, and as such, the Thai government's inaction, as well as the wider Asean community's lack of real sanctions, risks being interpreted as complicity with the junta in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Weed bill opens coalition rifts before poll

Weed bill opens coalition rifts before poll

Now that the government is on the last lap of its present tenure, with the next election on the horizon, politicians are rolling up their sleeves ahead of a renewed political battle for hearts and minds.

24 Sep 2022 9
Don't ignore factory risks

Don't ignore factory risks

Nearby residents breathed a sigh of relief after a gas leak at a factory owned by Indorama Ventures Plc in Nahon Pathom on Thursday morning was quickly contained.

24 Sep 2022 5
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Han Lay drama brings crisis home

Since the political turmoil in Myanmar unfolded two years ago, the resulting catastrophe has remained largely contained within its border. However, recent developments have shown the crisis is now just around the corner, and as such, the Thai government's inaction, as well as the wider Asean community's lack of real sanctions, risks being interpreted as complicity with the junta in Nay Pyi Taw.

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There's nothing wrong in shedding a tear

I admit to spending the best part of Monday afternoon stoically trying to fight off the teardrops -- and almost managing it. I was watching the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on TV and for an ancient Brit like me it was emotionally exhausting. Please excuse me for the sentimentality.

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24 Sep 2022

Weed bill opens coalition rifts before poll

Now that the government is on the last lap of its present tenure, with the next election on the horizon, politicians are rolling up their sleeves ahead of a renewed political battle for hearts and minds.

24 Sep 2022 8
Weed bill opens coalition rifts before poll
24 Sep 2022

The secret of the greenback's appreciation

Despite rampant inflation and slowing growth, the US dollar keeps going from strength to strength. Since May last year, the greenback has risen by 28% against the yen and 20% against the pound. In addition, it has appreciated 19% against the euro, reaching parity for the first time since 2002.

24 Sep 2022
24 Sep 2022

Don't ignore factory risks

Nearby residents breathed a sigh of relief after a gas leak at a factory owned by Indorama Ventures Plc in Nahon Pathom on Thursday morning was quickly contained.

24 Sep 2022 5
Don't ignore factory risks
23 Sep 2022

Time for tourism rejig

Hoping to give tourism a boost in the post-pandemic era on Oct 1, the government has revised its visa rules, extending the validity of certain visas to entice foreign tourists to travel to the kingdom. But the move, while noteworthy, still falls short of the mark.

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Time for tourism rejig
23 Sep 2022

Why capitalism needs leaders with stoic ideals

It might seem like an obscure footnote among the history-making events of 2022, but the year of Queen Elizabeth II's death coincides with the 300th anniversary of Adam Smith's birth.

23 Sep 2022
23 Sep 2022

Abe's expensive state funeral divides taxpayers

In a country where voters are increasingly opposed to a state funeral for Shinzo Abe, support for the event remains high among younger Japanese who see themselves as having benefited from his economic policies during his record run as premier.

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Abe's expensive state funeral divides taxpayers
23 Sep 2022

A false new world of empty promises

The setting is a house on stilts located in a Myanmar military base in the middle of what until then had been known as the civil war's black area. The time was April 2012. The scene was Kyauk Kyi in Myanmar's Bago Region which is basically a free-fire zone for the Myanmar military.

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A false new world of empty promises
23 Sep 2022

Thai Tributes to Queen Elizabeth II

In the wake of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Thailand has joined in paying tributes to and mourning the world's and Britain's longest-reigning monarch. Here are a few heartfelt highlights.

23 Sep 2022
Thai Tributes to Queen Elizabeth II