The appalling rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on a Bangkok-bound train last week generated widespread discussion in the social and mainstream media about possible solutions to Thailand's rampant sexual violence. The many factors contributing to the problem have been scrutinized in detail, but let's face the cruel truth: we must first acknowledge our sexist culture and then try and dismantle it.
Another week, another feather. In an upward revision of its outlook for Pakistan's credit rating, Moody's has served up a hat trick for the government.
2014/7/17, 2 Comments
With the rise of Internet, the world has seen transnational communication, exchanges and commerce surge. The Internet has become a vital conduit for economic and social transactions.
Streams of Thai investment in canned sea food, paper and petrochemicals in recent years to France have contributed to the well being of the French people and improved their country's stuttering economy. In Correze, 382 kilometers outside Paris, it was Yothin Dumnernchanvanit's determination that eventually turned a dying French paper company, Alizay Paper Mill, into a lively enterprise, saving hundreds of jobs for the supporters of President Francois Hollande, who was elected in this constituency.
An alternate history: Bhanu was a great poet but others too have helped enrich Nepal's cultural life
Jakarta's plan to procure about 3,000 large and medium-sized buses to be deployed along Transjakarta lanes and smaller roads to reach residential areas early this year received a warm welcome as the move would help ease traffic congestion through the improvement of public transportation services.
Earlier this month, a mother of four, surnamed Su, who has three disabled children requiring constant care, accused the government of ignoring the demands of families that have disabled members.
2014/7/15, 2 Comments
Wednesday's presidential election lived up to the government's billing of all polls as a “fiesta of democracy.” The day went peacefully although not necessarily free from fraud, and the mood across the nation was one of a truly festive nature.
The people's ASEAN would not be a reality if the politics is not right – both the domestic political systems in which the people live and the wider regional order that underpins the peace, stability and prosperity of their lives.
My mother knocked at the bathroom door one morning, yelling, “Come out and watch the TV, doctors in Singapore say that smartphone addiction is a psychiatric disorder!”
2014/7/12, 1 Comment