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Published: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:24:12

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Corruption’s escape routes closing one by one

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Revising the law so that Thaksin Shinawatra can be tried in absentia provides another weapon in the war on graft

Cities surging breathlessly to future

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

For a national capital as leafy, low-built and spread out as New Delhi is, the startling pollution levels reported in the city might come as a surprise.

Duterte taking leaf out of Marcos playbook with ‘revolutionary government’

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

President Rodrigo Duterte says his template for creating a “revolutionary government” was set by Corazon Aquino. Why, he asks, can’t he do the same thing?

Here in the Middle East, the dream of democracy has died

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Seven years ago, a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire in defence of his dignity, unknowingly triggering an avalanche of public demonstrations across the Middle East.

A brighter future for China-Thailand relations

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:44:30 GMT

Chinese Ambassador to Thailand Lyu Jian was recently interviewed by journalists of the Thai-Sino Press Association about the 19th Congress of China’s Communist Party and its consequence for relations with Thailand. The interview is excerpted below.

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Duterte’s threat of ‘revolutionary govt’ is assault on supreme law

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

There is no legal authority that allows the leader of the Philippines to declare a revolutionary government. If President Rodrigo Duterte carries through his threat to do so, he would be abandoning the 1987 constitution that established the system over which he presides and governed the elections that brought him to power.

Election commission poised to stamp democracy’s death warrant in Cambodia

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

As Hun Sen’s government prepares to divide up the opposition’s parliamentary seats following its dissolution last week – a move almost universally condemned by the international community – a ruling on the permissibility of Cambodia’s largest redistribution of power in recent memory appears to have landed in the laps of just two people.

Migration is not a crime

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

By jailing 300 Uighurs in 2014, Thailand was caught in an international bind, eased somewhat by the escape last weekend of the few still remaining in custody

North Korea-US negotiations? No light at the end of the tunnel   

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

When I sat down with North Korean Ambassador to Thailand Mun Song Mo last week for a rare interview, one question uppermost in my mind was whether there was room for negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington to put an end to the ongoing crisis on the Korea peninsula.

The problem with Asean’s new migrant workers pact

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

On the sidelines of last week’s Asean Summit in Manila, leaders signed a new pact on migrant workers.

In Myanmar, the echo of empty words

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

As the Asia-Europe Meeting opens, there is only pessimism that foreign pressure might halt the assault on the Rohingya

Toon is using humility to lead the way

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

I’m feeling awkward now. I don’t want all this praise since I’m not doing this to be admired. I’m not as good as people are saying. I’m just a normal guy, like you.” – Athiwara Kongmalai (Toon Bodyslam)

An open letter to Harvey Weinstein, by Constance Beasley (Mrs)

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

As a properly bred lady of a certain age, I can tell by reading about your escapades that your mother never gave you proper instruction in how to win the heart and mind of a respectable young lady.

And the winner is… China

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

At the festival of summits to which the Philippines dutifully played host last week, three basic standpoints by which humanity describes and criticises the state of affairs in the world vied for space.

Charting a course for Asean’s future

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

With the close of this year’s Asean Summit, held in the Philippines, some introspection is in order. First, Manila deserves kudos for steering a successful summit, devoid of acrimony.

A thaw in the South China Sea

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Friendlier messages from the Philippines and Vietnam prompt the same from China, and suddenly a maritime code of conduct is on the table

Quick conclusion needed in King Power case

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Eyes of the world will be on judiciary to see how they deal with charges against Leicester city club owners 

Dealing with the homework pandemic

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Believe it or not, homework, not smog or housing prices, is causing nervous breakdowns for Chinese parents. Chinese social media are full of stories about neighbours hearing parents yelling while helping their children with homework.

‘Hidden fire’ of intolerance among Indonesia’s young

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Survey results show threat to motto of ‘unity in diversity’

San Francisco comfort women statue could end sister-city ties with Osaka

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT

A private organisation formed by citizens of Chinese ancestry set up a statue depicting comfort women on private property in San Francisco in the United States.