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Will Sunday’s election ease or inflame Thai political conflict?

Publication date 19 March 2019 | 14:51 | ICT

Sunday will be a crucial day for Thailand, as voters cast their ballot to decide on the country’s future.



  • Flying blind in cross-Atlantic crises

    Publication date 18 March 2019 | 15:43 | ICT

    Flying to Washington DC and London this week, news came of the tragic Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max 8 jet crash almost immediately after take-off, eerily similar to what happened just five months ago to the Lion Air Max 8 jet that also crashed after takeoff from Jakarta last year.

  • Mainstreaming of jihadists

    Publication date 15 March 2019 | 13:22 | ICT

    The latest crackdown on outlawed militant outfits and their charity wings may appear to be conducted with more seriousness of purpose than before, yet there are questions about the undefined policy of mainstreaming elements that are willing to give up militancy.

  • Let’s not forget IAF’s triumph

    Publication date 14 March 2019 | 20:01 | ICT

    The precision strike launched by the Indian Air Force on Pakistan based terrorist camps is an indicator of perfection, professionalism and training.

  • Economic inequality and taxation are feminist issues

    Publication date 14 March 2019 | 19:56 | ICT

    Two American women representatives, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are determined to make taxation one of the central issues in the US 2020 election campaign.

  • Every step towards 5G will be crucial

    Publication date 14 March 2019 | 19:44 | ICT

    The Thai governing authorities are walking a tightrope amid fast-breaking advances in 5G technology.

  • Philippines: Women and power

    Publication date 14 March 2019 | 19:42 | ICT

    How often has it been said that the Philippines is among the most progressive countries in the world when it comes to women?

  • It is time to prioritise public and enterprise-based daycare

    Publication date 12 March 2019 | 14:50 | ICT

    Daycare has been neglected in Cambodia since the 1990s, although it was a priority during the socialist regime in the 1980s.

  • Kids don’t belong in prison

    Publication date 08 March 2019 | 13:40 | ICT

    Few subjects generate as much debate as criminal justice, with people holding many views from liberal to hardline, but one thing even the most ideologically opposed people can agree on is that babies and toddlers should not grow up

  • ‘Korea to strengthen Asean ties’

    Publication date 07 March 2019 | 07:21 | ICT

    Next week, I will be making state visits to Brunei, Malaysia and Cambodia. I am very pleased that Asean member states will be the destination of my first overseas tour this year.

  • Will EBA loss help or harm rights?

    Publication date 06 March 2019 | 10:58 | ICT

    Last month, the EU finally announced it had formally set in motion the 18-month process of withdrawing Cambodia’s eligibility from its preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement – a scheme which provides Cambodia tariff-free a