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Familiar places gone but not forgotten

Last week I was walking along upper Sukhumvit after an excursion to the somewhat inappropriately-named Trendy building on Soi 13. I decided to drop in on my long-time travel agent nearby who I hadn't seen for a while, just to say hello. The lady in charge has an appealing personality and always cheers me up.

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Nuclear tainted water a no-go

Nuclear tainted water a no-go

Early last month, Japan honoured the victims of a triple disaster in which over 20,000 people lost their lives. The catastrophic chain of events began with a 9.0-magnitude earthquake -- the Great East Japan Earthquake as it came to be known -- which caused a tsunami with 38-metre high waves which crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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Court incident leaves anti-govt protesters in lurch

Court incident leaves anti-govt protesters in lurch

Patiwat Saraiyaem, alias Mor Lum Bank, one of the core leaders of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group was eventually granted bail by the Criminal Court last week after he pledged not to criticise the monarchy and not join future political protests.

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Nuclear tainted water a no-go

Early last month, Japan honoured the victims of a triple disaster in which over 20,000 people lost their lives. The catastrophic chain of events began with a 9.0-magnitude earthquake -- the Great East Japan Earthquake as it came to be known -- which caused a tsunami with 38-metre high waves which crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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Nuclear tainted water a no-go
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Familiar places gone but not forgotten

Last week I was walking along upper Sukhumvit after an excursion to the somewhat inappropriately-named Trendy building on Soi 13. I decided to drop in on my long-time travel agent nearby who I hadn't seen for a while, just to say hello. The lady in charge has an appealing personality and always cheers me up.

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17 Apr 2021

Give private jabs a shot

The Prayut Chan-o-cha government is in hot water over its Covid-19 vaccination plan which critics view as sluggish and overly dependent on the AstraZeneca vaccine.

17 Apr 2021 30
Give private jabs a shot
17 Apr 2021

Court incident leaves anti-govt protesters in lurch

Patiwat Saraiyaem, alias Mor Lum Bank, one of the core leaders of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group was eventually granted bail by the Criminal Court last week after he pledged not to criticise the monarchy and not join future political protests.

17 Apr 2021 60
Court incident leaves anti-govt protesters in lurch
16 Apr 2021

As cases rise, so should awareness

With the Songkran celebrations this year becoming subdued from the surging third wave of Covid-19 infections, deemed by health authorities as 10 times worse than last year's outbreak, efforts at controlling the spread of the virus are underway with contact tracing, health surveillance, compulsory quarantining, and lockdowns.

16 Apr 2021 6
16 Apr 2021

End justice wait for Karen

Seven years after Karen activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen's death in 2014, issues close to his heart, like ancestral rights of fellow ethnic villagers in Kaeng Krachan National Park, remain unfulfilled. On top of that, the long arm of the law still cannot reach his killers.

16 Apr 2021 13
End justice wait for Karen
15 Apr 2021

Celebrating Independence, vaccinated and hopeful

Today, Israel celebrates its Independence Day under very unique circumstances. It is not only a moment in which we mark the 73rd anniversary of restoration of our sovereignty in the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people. It is also a moment in which we conclude an extremely difficult year in a very positive and hopeful note.

15 Apr 2021
Celebrating Independence, vaccinated and hopeful
15 Apr 2021

Don't protect the culprits

More than a week after the Covid-19 cluster in Bangkok's Thong Lor area was detected, resulting in a new wave of infections that dampened the Songkran mood, not to mention the great damage it dealt the economy, there are growing concerns over possible foul play in the investigation process concerning the clubs where the bug spread.

15 Apr 2021 40
Don't protect the culprits
15 Apr 2021

New surge a blow to weak economy

Today's article is "breaking news" as I am in the midst of writing a five-part series about the liquidity crisis risk facing the country. I have already published the first two parts of the series -- origins of the risk and experience from 1997 economic crisis. I still have three more articles to go. They are: (1) warning signs of the risk, (2) shielding oneself from the risk, and (3) appropriate macro-economic policy responses. I do not want to break the series because warning signs are getting stronger every day such as the alarming US$8.4 billion (263 billion baht) outflow in March and the 154 billion baht government cash deficit in February.

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New surge a blow to weak economy
14 Apr 2021

High road toll a blow

Numerous deaths and injuries related to road accidents over the past three days, almost half way into the extra holidays during the Songkran festival, once again attest to the fact the government's approach to tackling the road toll is of no use.

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High road toll a blow