Thailand is not ready for the CPTPP

Thailand is not ready for the CPTPP

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In this July 14 photo, civic groups rally against the country's plan to enter the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Any attempt by Thailand

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Sub deal shows navy detached from reality

Sub deal shows navy detached from reality

government navy subs deal deal

It looks as if the government is concerned that the latest bout of protests will die down too soon. Otherwise, why would it have sent in submarines to stir things up?There seems to be no reason for the government to push for the purchase of another t

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Vladimir Putin, Navalny and Thomas à Becket

Vladimir Putin, Navalny and Thomas à Becket

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In 20 years of writing about Russia's President Vladimir Putin -- he was completely obscure before 1999 -- I have never before had reason to mention him and Saint Thomas à Becket in the same sentence. Finally, however, the time has come.Finnish Presi

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Navy's case sub-standard

Navy's case sub-standard

navy billion baht procurement budget

By going ahead with the purchase of two more submarines worth 22.5 billion baht, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government and the navy have shown they don't share the feelings of people

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More concessions needed to spur domestic tourism

More concessions needed to spur domestic tourism

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Tourism is a vital driver for Thailand's growth, so much so that when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, it shook the foundations of an entire industry -- worth billions of baht -- and caused the Thai economy to fall to its knees.The ensuing lockdown caused

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Senate must give way

Senate must give way

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As political pressure in on the rise, with more student protests planned, all political parties have rushed to adopt constitutional amendment as part of their agenda in an appar

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Subs plan could sink govt fortunes

Subs plan could sink govt fortunes

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In this 2017 file photo, Adm Luechai Ruddit, then Navy chief of staff, middle, chairman of the navy's submarine procurement management panel, addresses a press conference to defend the

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The winds of change are blowing

The winds of change are blowing

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The wind of change has swept across Thailand and awakened Thai youth faster and more furiously than I've witnessed before in my lifetime. The three-fingered salute of rebellion which has spread to high-school students like Covid-19 during the traditi

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Confident Taiwan moves ahead

Confident Taiwan moves ahead

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In light of the severe health and economic crises the world is facing today, countries that manage to maintain internal stability will be the ones best positioned to survive and thrive faster than others.Taiwan is a good example in this case. The isl

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No more delay tactics

No more delay tactics

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Now it is certain that some form of local elections -- which have been put on hold since the military regime took power in 2014 -- will take place this year as Prime Minister Pr

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