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Finding New Year’s Hope in Juntaland

What’s there to be hopeful, New Year or not? Isn’t the battle, if not the war, lost?

The Battle of the Burkini

LONDON – There has been a lot of fuss lately about the handful of Muslim women who choose to bathe on French beaches wearing a special garment that covers the head (not the face), and much of the body. That garment – the so-called burkini – was invented in 2004 by an Australian-Lebanese woman named Aheda Zanetti, with the goal of enabling even the strictest Muslim women to swim or play sports in public. Little did Zanetti know that her creation would generate a national controversy.

Turkey’s Failed Coup Through Thai Eyes

Last week’s failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reignited the pro-vs-anti coup debate in Thailand, particularly on social media.

Tackling Corruption Without Transparency

One of the more disturbing news items last month was the withdrawal of Transparency Thailand from Transparency International.

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.
Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, head of the Democrat Party speaks to reporters Feb. 17, 2016, at the Appeals Court in Bangkok.

Opinion: ‘Third-Choice’ Abhisit Haunted by His Past

Declaring he won’t support junta leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister after the election was probably Abhisit Vejjajiva’s final major political gambit.

Junta’s Desperate Quest for Legitimacy

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

Editorial 23 July 2013 : Transparency from all sides

Many are calling for transparency assessment of the the government’s rice pledging scheme, which allowed all Thai farmers to sell rice to the state...

America is More Than Trump, Thailand More Than Prayuth

Trump or no Trump, Prayuth or no Prayuth, the relations between the people of Thailand and the United States shall endure, and hopefully positively when we look beyond the narrow mindset of nationalism.

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