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Editorial: 8 July 2013

A number of media has reported recently that Ms. Supa Piyajitti, head of the Finance Ministry Subcommittee, recently testified to the Committee of Economics, Commerce and Industry that the government′s rice-pledging scheme has been corrupted in ′every process′.

Thailand’s Aerobic Dictatorship

Dictatorship is about control. They control you through propaganda and fear. Dictatorship is most effective when it makes you obey without questioning its lack of legitimacy.

Public's Watchdogs Become Dictator's Lapdogs

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

Purging Truth and Honesty Not Acts of Love

For some, love and reverence is a performance that must be repeatedly displayed to prove one’s love and reverence to others. Love and reverence which requires repeated performance is essentially insecure and fragile, however.

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Opinion: China’s Belt and Road Paves Over Rules and Rights

The parallels between China’s current $1.1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the United States’ post-World War II foreign assistance are inexact but striking.
Taxi driver Nuamthong Praiwan in a painting by an unknown artist.

Near-Forgotten Struggles Against Dictatorship and Repression

A dozen people quietly marked the suicide of anti-coup cabby Nuamthong Praiwan on Tuesday night in Bangkok, a day that for many was either...

Opinion: Is There Future After Thanathorn and Future Forward Party?

Now that Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has been found guilty of violating the election laws, the future of his party and Thai politics are becoming even more uncertain.

Gimme a Break: Taxpayers Face Tough Choice Between Inheritance or Profits

The number of new companies has increased by 20 percent over the same period last year, according to the Commerce Ministry, a fact it...

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.

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