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The State of Migration in Thailand

She cleans your house, sews your clothes and cooks your food. He catches the fish you eat, builds the house you live in and polishes the shoes you wear. These labor intensive occupations are often the vocation of one group of people – migrants.

Voranai: Behold a Pale Horse

Extremism of all kinds is dangerous, but religious extremism has been a most reliable motivator for people to rape, pillage and slaughter in the name of one god or another.

Editorial 12 July 2013: Fraud By Paper

As the Division of Special Investigation DSI launched their investigation on Luang Pu Nen Kham, the controversial, wealthy monk believed to be involved in...

Thailand Sans Politicians

To state that some Thais have lost faith in politicians and the democratic system is an understatement. The word “politicians” has for them become a pejorative. Unless your parents were politicians, to say you want to grow up and become one is like saying you want to become a con man or a charlatan.

Trump’s Emotional Intelligence Deficit

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts – Last month, 50 former national security officials who had served at high levels in Republican administrations from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush published a letter saying they would not vote for their party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump. In their words, “a President must be disciplined, control emotions, and act only after reflection and careful deliberation.” Simply put, “Trump lacks the temperament to be President.”

Internet or Splinternet?

Who owns the Internet? The answer is no one and everyone. The Internet is a network of networks. Each of the separate networks belongs to different companies and organizations, and they rely on physical servers in different countries with varying laws and regulations. But without some common rules and norms, these networks cannot be linked effectively. Fragmentation – meaning the end of the Internet – is a real threat.

Where to Start 2017 Dancing in Bangkok

With 2017 around the corner, Bangkok city is preparing to welcome the new year with something for everyone. Events will go off all over town, and you’ll find something exciting to dance to in every corner of the city.

Note To Readers: Lese Majeste and Self-Censorship

From the Editors

Opinion: A Land of Smiles So Easily Cracked by Conflict

A man was arrested Tuesday for killing his wife and her family of five in the northern province of Uttaradit. Another man arrested on...

Election Commission’s ‘Set Zero’ Cannot Reset Legitimacy

It was payback time. Thais called it “set zero” or reset. Starting afresh. Many were instantly gratified when the much-hated Election Commissioners were removed in a vote by the National Legislative Assembly last week.

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