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Friday, June 22, 2018

Trump’s Wake-Up Call to Thailand

Consider US President Donald Trump’s phone call last month to junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha a wake-up call, an alarm bell even. It served notice...

Mahrez Head Was Turned but He Should Resume Playing

LONDON — Player power only goes so far in the Premier League.

On the No-Coup Coup and Dictatorship-Democracy

Can you eat a cake and keep it as well? Can Thai army generals stage a coup and deny it was a coup? Can...

Letters To Editors: 7 May 2013

The world knows how our country worksDear Khaosod editorial team I am not happy with how some people in this country react angrily to PM...

Who Will Suffer Most from Climate Change? By Bill Gates

SEATTLE – A few years ago, Melinda and I visited with a group of rice farmers in Bihar, India, one of the most flood-prone...

Op-Ed: Girls, Women Still Being Hurt Across the World

Across the world, violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious — and the most tolerated — human rights violations, both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality and discrimination.

A Reception with Vasan Sitthiket

One good thing about diplomatic receptions, besides nice drinks and canapes, is the bringing of unlike-minded invitees together. Nevertheless, you are not forced to...

A New Year’s Contemplation

Some will observe New Year recovering from hangovers. Their passage of time marked by the fact that all they can recall is blurry due to intoxication, alcohol or not.

Voranai: How the Media Fail the People

What do the leaders behind Thailand’s political factions have in common? They all are wealthy and powerful, and have news media outlets peddling hate...
Junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha is the aorta nourishing a heart comprised of faces from across the red-yellow political divide in T-shirts worn by members of the newly registered Phure Chart Thai Party, which extols national reconciliation as its main objective.

Voranai: Friends of General Prayuth

Key members of the Pheu Thai Party visited Thaksin Shinawatra in Singapore, and perhaps also elsewhere. These weren’t just friendly calls by old-time pals; there was a political motive behind it. The general election is coming – later rather than sooner – but it’s coming.

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