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Mong Palatino
Mong Palatino » Blog Archive » Southeast Asia’s ‘Proxy’ PresidentsWidodo, popularly known as Jokowi, was accused of being a proxy for of former p
Mong Palatino » Blog Archive » Southeast Asia’s ‘Proxy’ Presidents
Mong Palatino / Posted yesterday
Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, was accused of being a proxy for of former president Megawati Soekarnoputri. In 2011, Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was called a “clone” by her own brother, ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra. Read more at... Read more
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Aljazeera
Thailand to try opposition figures in military courtEight Thai politicians are facing charges of sedition and for spreading "false
Thailand to try opposition figures in military court
Aljazeera / Posted yesterday
Eight Thai politicians are facing charges of sedition and for spreading "false information" about the draft constitution, local reports said, a development that creates "a climate of fear" in the country ahead of a referendum, according to a rights... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
premier Abhisit turns on Thai junta's draft charterBANGKOK: A former prime minister whose party supported Thailand's last coup lam
premier Abhisit turns on Thai junta's draft charter
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
BANGKOK: A former prime minister whose party supported Thailand's last coup lambasted the junta's new constitution on Wednesday (Jul 27) before a referendum on it, a rare blow to the army from within its own political camp. Abhisit Vejjajiva, who... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
A ‘symbol of Thainess’: Thousands of teak trees to be cut down for Thailand’s new parliament buildingTHAILAND’S National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is going through with its plans
A ‘symbol of Thainess’: Thousands of teak trees to be cut down for Thailand’s new parliament building
Asian Correspondent / Posted 3 days ago
THAILAND’S National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is going through with its plans to cut down thousands of teak trees in order to build a new 12 billion baht (US$342 million) parliament complex, despite protests from the public. NLA chairman Pornpetch... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
New parliament: Only teak is uniquely ThaiProgress on the new parliament building is only around 20% complete, slowed by
New parliament: Only teak is uniquely Thai
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 3 days ago
Progress on the new parliament building is only around 20% complete, slowed by land acquistion problems, and now, the source of the 2000 teak trees needed for construction. KRIT PROMSAKA NA SAKOLNAKORN The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
NLA stands firm on using teak for HouseThe new parliament building, already far behind schedule and over budget, now i
NLA stands firm on using teak for House
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 4 days ago
The new parliament building, already far behind schedule and over budget, now is enmeshed in a controversy or whether it requires fresh-cut teak wood to show its Thainess. (Photo by Krit Promsaka Na Sakolnakorn) The National Legislative Assembly... Read more
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Namibia Economist
The generals who hide behind the throneTO THE tourists who still flock to its beaches and golden temples, Thailand see
The generals who hide behind the throne
Namibia Economist / Posted 6 days ago
TO THE tourists who still flock to its beaches and golden temples, Thailand seems calm. But this is an illusion. Thai politics are as ugly as the country is beautiful—and could soon get uglier. The country’s beloved king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose... Read more
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TribLIVE
Vaccine scandal highlights Indonesian health system woeshim before security officers broke up the brawl. Other parents took their rage
Vaccine scandal highlights Indonesian health system woes
TribLIVE / Posted 7 days ago
him before security officers broke up the brawl. Other parents took their rage to the government, complaining to members of parliament and demanding help. Jane Soepardi, the director of Surveillance, Health Quarantine and Epidemiology at the Health... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The Food 53: Celebrating the most influential people in Canadian foodlast day you work.’” Angus An worked in the kitchen at Toqué for three years a
The Food 53: Celebrating the most influential people in Canadian food
The Globe and Mail / Posted 10 days ago
last day you work.’” Angus An worked in the kitchen at Toqué for three years and is now executive chef and owner of the Thai restaurant Maenam in Vancouver. He believes Laprise has reinvented Quebec cuisine: traditional French food in Quebec can... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
PM steps in to save teak treesPrayut Chan-o-cha has put the brakes on a plan to cut down 2,000 teak trees in
PM steps in to save teak trees
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 10 days ago
Prayut Chan-o-cha has put the brakes on a plan to cut down 2,000 teak trees in Chiang Mai for the construction of the new parliament building, following opposition from residents. The decision was revealed Tuesday by acting Royal Forest... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Soaring prison population prompts Thailand to re-think 'lost' drug war More than a decade after Thailand declared a war on drugs, the country is adm
Soaring prison population prompts Thailand to re-think 'lost' drug war
Eye Witness News / Posted 12 days ago
More than a decade after Thailand declared a war on drugs, the country is admitting defeat. Thai female inmates at a sewing workshop at a prison in Ayutthaya north of Bangkok.... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
What you need to know about Thailand’s controversial constitution referendumJUST a few weeks from now, on August 7, Thailand will hold a referendum on the
What you need to know about Thailand’s controversial constitution referendum
Asian Correspondent / Posted 16 days ago
JUST a few weeks from now, on August 7, Thailand will hold a referendum on the latest referendum for the coup-ridden nation – one that has scrapped 19 constitutions since 1932. Counting down to the big day, authorities under the junta’s rule have... Read more
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Daily Mail
Our new Prime Minister: The unshowy vicar's daughter who will be PMthe most powerful female politician in Britain since the Iron Lady. But when t
Our new Prime Minister: The unshowy vicar's daughter who will be PM
Daily Mail / Posted 18 days ago
the most powerful female politician in Britain since the Iron Lady. But when the Tory leadership frontrunner entered Parliament in 1997 it is clear her inspiration was both political and sartorial. Mrs May wore a blue power suit... Read more
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Daily Mail
Andrea Leadsom QUITS Tory race - handing keys to No 10 to Theresa Mayneed a new Prime Minister in place as soon as possible. Theresa May carried ove
Andrea Leadsom QUITS Tory race - handing keys to No 10 to Theresa May
Daily Mail / Posted 18 days ago
need a new Prime Minister in place as soon as possible. Theresa May carried over 60 per cent support in the parliamentary party. She is ideally placed to implement Brexit on the best possible terms.' Mrs Leadsom said it was clear... Read more
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Daily Mail
Al-Shabaab Islamists storm Mogadishu army base killing 10 soldiersan overnight siege by extremist gunmen at another hotel in the capital killed l
Al-Shabaab Islamists storm Mogadishu army base killing 10 soldiers
Daily Mail / Posted 18 days ago
an overnight siege by extremist gunmen at another hotel in the capital killed least 15 people, including two members of parliament. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for that attack. Michael Adebolajo, jailed for life for brutally murdering... Read more
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Daily Mail
Kate Moss is the model godmother after wearing off-shoulder dressOliver. The 32-year-old brunette is an old friend of Kate’s, having met her in
Kate Moss is the model godmother after wearing off-shoulder dress
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
Oliver. The 32-year-old brunette is an old friend of Kate’s, having met her in her modelling days before a brief stint in Parliament as a researcher for Michael Gove. Last month, the Marquess of Cholmondeley and his wife Rose greeted Prince... Read more
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Daily Mail
German state reports rise in mob sex attacks by immigrants in poolsa mob sex attack face being punished as rapists even if they personally committ
German state reports rise in mob sex attacks by immigrants in pools
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
a mob sex attack face being punished as rapists even if they personally committed no crime. The new law was rushed through parliament following the mass sexual frenzy in the city of Cologne on New Year's Eve when mobs of immigrant men robbed and... Read more
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The Local
Local guide: the best of BerlinII and visitors can still see Soviet graffiti preserved on some walls. Since 1
Local guide: the best of Berlin
The Local / Posted 25 days ago
II and visitors can still see Soviet graffiti preserved on some walls. Since 1999 the restored building has housed German parliament. Once again Berlin seamlessly combines historical and modern beauty, and the glass dome on top of the roof offers... Read more
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Rappler
Emerging currencies up as post-Brexit shock fadesafter a general election produced no clear winner. Rising crude prices boosted
Emerging currencies up as post-Brexit shock fades
Rappler / Posted 25 days ago
after a general election produced no clear winner. Rising crude prices boosted the oil-linked Malaysian ringgit with the Thai baht, Indian rupee, Philippine peso and Indonesian rupiah all advancing as appetite for riskier investments picked... Read more
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TheBull
Emerging currencies up as post-Brexit shock fadesafter a general election produced no clear winner. Rising crude prices boosted
Emerging currencies up as post-Brexit shock fades
TheBull / Posted 25 days ago
after a general election produced no clear winner. Rising crude prices boosted the oil-linked Malaysian ringgit with the Thai baht, Indian rupee, Philippine peso and Indonesian rupiah all advancing as appetite for riskier investments picked... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Emerging currencies up as post-Brexit shock fadesafter a general election produced no clear winner. Rising crude prices boosted
Emerging currencies up as post-Brexit shock fades
Manila Bulletin / Posted 25 days ago
after a general election produced no clear winner. Rising crude prices boosted the oil-linked Malaysian ringgit with the Thai baht, Indian rupee, Philippine peso and Indonesian rupiah all advancing as appetite for riskier investments picked... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Slamming a door — or opening onethe focus on immigration obscures is that many "leavers'', including campaigner
Slamming a door — or opening one
Otago Daily Times / Posted 26 days ago
the focus on immigration obscures is that many "leavers'', including campaigners such as Tory Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan, were voting to leave out of a desire for returning democracy to the nation rather than through a... Read more
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Aljazeera
Myanmar: Hydropower and the cost of lifeof electricity generated by the the Upper Paunglaung hydropower project is dest
Myanmar: Hydropower and the cost of life
Aljazeera / Posted 29 days ago
of electricity generated by the the Upper Paunglaung hydropower project is destined for Napyidaw. Famous for its monolithic parliamentary buildings, grand hotels and deserted eight-lane highways, it was unveiled as the nation's new capital one... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
PSE index hits more than 14-mth high; S’pore up nearly 2 pctholiday.” The Indonesian stock market will be closed from July 4 to July 8 for
PSE index hits more than 14-mth high; S’pore up nearly 2 pct
Manila Bulletin / Posted 29 days ago
holiday.” The Indonesian stock market will be closed from July 4 to July 8 for end-of-Ramadan celebrations. Indonesia’s parliament approved an amnesty bill on Tuesday that would allow low payment rates for taxpayers who declared untaxed wealth.... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Renamo Too Appoints New Members to Joint CommissionFilipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama. The three are: Jeremias Pondec
Renamo Too Appoints New Members to Joint Commission
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama. The three are: Jeremias Pondeca, a former deputy in the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic; Leovigildo Buanacasso, the unsuccessful Renamo candidate for mayor of the northern... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Brexit - the European Right Is Celebrating - Should We?Lisbon Treaty, two years of disentanglement from over 40 years of EU directives
Brexit - the European Right Is Celebrating - Should We?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 30 days ago
Lisbon Treaty, two years of disentanglement from over 40 years of EU directives and regulations will ensue. The British parliament, the majority of which was pro-EU, is talking about how to preserve the pillars of the Common Market. Wanting to... Read more
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BBC News
Starting a business in the middle of a couphis online retail logistics firm in 2013 in the midst of a period of dramatic i
Starting a business in the middle of a coup
BBC News / Posted a month ago
his online retail logistics firm in 2013 in the midst of a period of dramatic instability in the country of his birth, Thailand. After months of political turmoil, the country's military seized control of the government and suspended the... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
‘I’m no Cameron’: Thai PM says he won’t resign if nation rejects constitutionTHAILAND’S Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-Ocha says he will not step down
‘I’m no Cameron’: Thai PM says he won’t resign if nation rejects constitution
Asian Correspondent / Posted a month ago
THAILAND’S Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-Ocha says he will not step down if the nation votes against the draft charter in the Aug. 7 referendum. Prayuth was responding Monday to a reporter’s question on whether he would emulate British PM... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Parties unite to slam draftKhunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, a top candidate to become Pheu Thai Party leader,
Parties unite to slam draft
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 1 months ago
Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, a top candidate to become Pheu Thai Party leader, told a public forum that the draft constitution will cause future governments to grind to a halt. Leading Democrat and Chartthaipattana members agreed. (Post Today... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Prayut says he won't resign if charter is rejectedAssembly in September last year. According to the charter writers, it is aimed
Prayut says he won't resign if charter is rejected
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 1 months ago
Assembly in September last year. According to the charter writers, it is aimed at keeping corrupt politicians out of the parliament. Political activists and politicians who support former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose Pheu Thai party... Read more
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The News & Observer
The Day's Best Photos |walk over Westminster Bridge wrapped in Union flags, towards the Queen Elizabet
The Day's Best Photos |
The News & Observer / Posted 1 months ago
walk over Westminster Bridge wrapped in Union flags, towards the Queen Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) and The Houses of Parliament in central London on June 26, 2016. Britain's opposition Labour party plunged into turmoil Sunday and the prospect... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Brexit offers a vital lesson for Asean’Demonstrators opposing Britain’s exit from the European Union in Parliament Squ
‘Brexit offers a vital lesson for Asean’
Inquirier.net / Posted 1 months ago
Demonstrators opposing Britain’s exit from the European Union in Parliament Square following yesterday’s EU referendum result hold a protest in London, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Suthep voices strong support for draft charteror the other. The only acceptable messages are those that encourage citizens to
Suthep voices strong support for draft charter
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 1 months ago
or the other. The only acceptable messages are those that encourage citizens to go out to vote. Earlier this month 17 Pheu Thai Party politicians posted strongly worded anti-charter messages on Facebook, but the military government dodged the... Read more
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