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NACC must fix Boss saga

NACC must fix Boss saga

It has been nine years since the scandalous hit-and-run case involving Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya first made headlines. Mr Vorayuth, a scion of the family behind the Red Bull empire, was charged over the fatal 2012 hit-and-run case and fled the country in 2017.

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Accept value of domestic workers

When I took up my role as the regional director of the International Labour Organization in Bangkok, domestic workers were at the forefront of my mind. Not only is the Asia Pacific region home to half of the world's domestic workers, but this group of workers exists at the nexus of so many areas of my own personal interest -- the rights of women workers, health and housing, international cooperation and migration governance.

16 Jun 2021 2
Govt must rethink Covid recovery plan

Govt must rethink Covid recovery plan

The House of Representatives' recent passing of a controversial loan decree should make the Thai government rethink its post-coronavirus recovery plan.

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NACC must fix Boss saga

It has been nine years since the scandalous hit-and-run case involving Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya first made headlines. Mr Vorayuth, a scion of the family behind the Red Bull empire, was charged over the fatal 2012 hit-and-run case and fled the country in 2017.

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NACC must fix Boss saga
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Govt must rethink Covid recovery plan

The House of Representatives' recent passing of a controversial loan decree should make the Thai government rethink its post-coronavirus recovery plan.

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Govt must rethink Covid recovery plan
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Lessons from history

Lessons from history

Re: "Govt jab management fails to hit home," (Opinion, June 14).

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Lessons from history
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Accept value of domestic workers

When I took up my role as the regional director of the International Labour Organization in Bangkok, domestic workers were at the forefront of my mind. Not only is the Asia Pacific region home to half of the world's domestic workers, but this group of workers exists at the nexus of so many areas of my own personal interest -- the rights of women workers, health and housing, international cooperation and migration governance.

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15 Jun 2021

PM stands at jab crossroads

Eighteen months on from its inauspicious Thai debut, Covid-19 has ultimately proven to be a formidable adversary.

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PM stands at jab crossroads
15 Jun 2021

Asean, China promote Asian values

In commemorating the 30th anniversary of Asean-China relations later this year at the summit level, it is expected that China will be represented by Xi Jinping, who has yet to attend an Asean-related summit under his presidency. Of course, this is just a plan for both sides, which still need further discussion to celebrate their "shared future" trajectory. After all, when Asean agrees on the upgrade of China's longstanding strategic partnership to a comprehensive one, there must be a very special li-you (raison d'etre) to do so. And the list is long.

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Asean, China promote Asian values
15 Jun 2021

Govt twists and squirms in jab blame game

A major hullabaloo is ongoing regarding the vaccine shortage. Yet, no-one can be held accountable. Isn't that a puzzling mystery?

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14 Jun 2021

What happened to digital contact tracing apps?

Last summer, when most countries were cherishing the quiet before the second peak in Covid-19 cases, the non-profit I was volunteering at was bustling with activity. It had developed an open-source digital contact tracing system -- one of those smartphone apps that tracks one's whereabouts and sends notifications.

14 Jun 2021
What happened to digital contact tracing apps?
14 Jun 2021

Push for online ID law a mistake

News that the Thai government may be considering implementing an internet real name law for social media platforms, to monitor so-called fake news and online harms, is alarming. I know because my country, South Korea, tried the same thing a decade ago and I was part of the process that lead to it being struck down by the Constitutional Court as unconstitutional in 2012.

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14 Jun 2021

Govt jab management fails to hit home

Most critics sum up Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha government's performance in the management of vaccines procurement with one simple word: "suck". I couldn't agree more with that harsh summation and there is no need to further amplify that utter failure.

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Govt jab management fails to hit home