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Governor set for early tests

Governor set for early tests

Congratulations to the first democratically elected Bangkok governor for nine years.

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Nan proves villages have the answers

Nan proves villages have the answers

For those in the provinces, having greater say in the key issues of local administration remains a distant dream. For instance, they cannot vote for their governors, as is done in Bangkok.

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What's it all about?

What's it all about?

Re: "Job vacancy: Must be good at promises", (PostScript, May 15).

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Have we hit the limits to growth?

Fifty years ago this spring, one of the most influential books of the twentieth century was published. Written for the Club of Rome by Donella Meadows and colleagues at MIT, The Limits to Growth used new computer models to forecast an uncontrollable collapse in the global population and economy if prevailing patterns of environmental resource use and pollution continued. Exponential economic growth could not go on forever; at some point in the next 100 years, it would inevitably run up against Earth's finite environmental limits.

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Nan proves villages have the answers

For those in the provinces, having greater say in the key issues of local administration remains a distant dream. For instance, they cannot vote for their governors, as is done in Bangkok.

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Nan proves villages have the answers
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Governor set for early tests

Congratulations to the first democratically elected Bangkok governor for nine years.

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Governor set for early tests
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Time to move on from Zero Covid

It's finally time for Shanghai residents to breathe easier and feel a greater sense of freedom. After nearly two months of lockdown, the commercial hub of 25 million started to allow more people to go out to buy groceries for the first time last Thursday after a fifth straight day of no new Covid-19 infections outside quarantine areas.

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National child seat law rooted in science

After years of debate, Thailand finally has a law that requires small children to be in child seats in cars.

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When war comes for our museums and heritage

Protecting cultural heritage during crises and wars is a big challenge, especially if conflict erupts suddenly and consumes a country with violence.

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When war comes for our museums and heritage
22 May 2022

SLF: a shark in student waters

The Student Loan Fund (SLF) should stop its fierce pursuit of those who cannot repay their debts in time.

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SLF: a shark in student waters
22 May 2022

Those wonderful signs of the times

For many months there had been a large green road sign near the entrance to my local mall in eastern Bangkok which read "Entrace", the second "n" having gone missing in action. It was a minor thing and I was resigned to seeing it for years to come. However, I am pleased to report the rogue "n" has surprisingly been located and now the mall has a proper "Entrance" again. Congratulations to the eagle-eyed official who spotted the missing "n".

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Those wonderful signs of the times
21 May 2022

City polls set stage for general election

After a nine-year hiatus, Bangkok residents are more than eager to decide for themselves tomorrow who should be running the capital.

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City polls set stage for general election
21 May 2022

The global hunger crisis has arrived

Global food prices are soaring. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's Food Price Index -- which covers a basket of basic food commodities (cereals, meat, dairy, vegetable oils, and sugar) -- reached an all-time high of 159.7 in March, up from 141.1 the previous month. While it declined slightly in April, to 158.5, ongoing developments -- not least Russia's war in Ukraine -- are set to keep driving prices to new highs, with devastating implications for global hunger.

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