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.
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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.2 Comments
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.
There is a sense that unless urgent corrective steps are taken, Pakistan may slip towards international isolation.
Thailand's World Cup hopes were all but ended this week after a brave performance proved to be inadequate in securing points against the United Arab Emirates. The 3-1 defeat left the Thai national team at the bottom of the Asian qualifying in Group B after three games.
Now here's a thought: Have you noticed that each of the major epoch-making events of the past quarter of a century have caught all the experts off guard?