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Conspiracy theories: We've heard them at the dinner table, we've forwarded them on WhatsApp, and we've debated them online and on talk shows.
 
On Dec. 5, 2004, King Bhumibhol spoke for the first time about the role of the media. He said the media monitors and reflects what is going on in society, acting as a mirror for the government in power and society as a whole.
 
The Sindh government's recent decision to upgrade 100 katchi abadis, or informal settlements, in the province to the township level raises significant questions about how best to tackle the problem of housing the urban poor. Although luxury housing schemes for the rich are found in abundance across Pakistan, there are very few options for the urban poor.
 
One newspaper called him a "most unlikely pretender to high office," a "dunderhead" with a "big mouth," known for his "scattershot, impulsive style."
 
I'm confident it's only a matter of time before Bangkok activists appear on the streets to demand that the government follows what South Korea has done: Launch a safety campaign over smartphone-related collisions between pedestrians and vehicles.
 
Bangladesh under the premiership of Sheikh Hasina has been consistently warming up to India by getting rid of Indian insurgents on its soil and standing solidly with New Delhi by visibly pulling out of the Islamabad Saarc summit.
 
In order to assign new missions to the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) on the basis of security-related laws, it is important that procedures are duly carried out.
 
Should people be given the vote? Are people too stupid to be entrusted with selecting their leaders and the future of their respective nations?
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"Damn, they're so Lao," Pongsaton Gitprachaya was reported to have said while covering the Motor Expo in Vientiane posted on his Facebook, referring to pictures taken at the event by the Lao photographers. He believed he could have taken better pictures than the Lao photographers did.
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Last April, ex-President Fidel Ramos told me and a few others, with a twinkle in his eye, that he was voting Ro-Ro: not Roxas-Robredo, but Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo. It was about time we had a president from Mindanao, he said.
 
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