A few days after Songkran, the anti-government group will probably start counting down the days until the demise of the caretaker Yingluck Shinawatra government.
On Monday, China welcomed visiting United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel with a tour of its sole aircraft carrier Liaoning, but the feel-good vibes dissipated a day later.
There were no tangible winners in Wednesday's election. Ironically, the one that finished at the top should be the most disappointed.
The Philippines' decision to contest China's vast claims over the South China Sea was advanced when it recently submitted a formal plea before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Itlos). A 4,000-page, 10-volume memorial contains Manila's arguments, evidence and maps to support its case against China's nine-dash line, which encloses 90 percent of the South China Sea. Those expansive claims have put Beijing at loggerheads with Manila and others who are determined to defend what they too believe to be legitimately theirs.
Korean voters last week saw the rare scene of a main opposition party leader visiting Cheong Wa Dae without an appointment to ask for talks with the president.
Taiwan's Sunflower student movement will cast a long shadow on cross-strait relations between Beijing and Taipei. It will surely retard, if not reverse, the detente process that has been under way in the last six years under Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.
Myanmar's ongoing census — the first since 1983 — could lead to dramatic revisions in the way the diverse and multi-ethnic country and its economy are analyzed, and resources allocated.
Like other countries exploring for underground water sources to secure future supply, Singapore is favored by the balance of statistical probability.
The people of Afghanistan go to the polls tomorrow to vote for a new president to replace Hamid Karzai, who came to power after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
In the recent traditional Balinese kissing ritual of omed-omedan, believed to bring good luck, couples were doused with water to cool their passions. Similarly, the national cooling off period starting Sunday aims to douse us all with calm, and end the election campaign period from last month, which became increasingly heated toward its close.