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From anti-rice pledging scheme crusader to Democrat leadership challenger

Few people believe Warong Dechgitvigrom could dethrone Abhisit Vejjajiva in the Democrat Party’s leadership battle, but flying under the radar to hit the target seems to be what the former…

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From anti-rice pledging scheme crusader to Democrat leadership challenger

Few people believe Warong Dechgitvigrom could dethrone Abhisit Vejjajiva in the Democrat Party’s leadership battle, but flying under the radar to hit the target seems to be what the former…

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A happy couple after 62 years of marriage.

Mahathir’s recipe for happy married life: Tolerance

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad, the oldest elected leader in the world, has spilled the beans on his secret to being happily married to his soulmate Tun Dr Siti…

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Democrat leadership choice – a field wide open

There’s something ironic about Warong Dechgitvigrom, but his emergence as one of the candidates to challenge Abhisit Vejjajiva for the leadership of the Democrat Party is probably one of the…

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Spotlight on Alibaba CEO Zhang as Jack Ma starts retirement countdown

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Unlike his charismatic boss, Jack Ma, Alibaba chief executive, Daniel Zhang isn’t usually one to grab the limelight, let alone make kung fu movies with superstars or dance in…

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Will “Wan Nor” help Thaksin make inroad into deep South?

Wan Muhamad Noor Matha, better known as Wan Nor, has re–emerged into the political limelight by launching a new political party seeking to appeal to Thai Muslims, particularly in the…

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Like father like son…Wan tries to sell his “tough guy” image just like his father Chalerm once did to win votes

Is Pheu Thai smart to have Chalerm as presenter?

Not many people doubt Chalerm Yubamrung’s claim that the Pheu Thai Party will win the majority in the next election. A lot more, however, must be wondering why he has…

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Kofi Annan struggled to escape the curse of history

GENEVA (Reuters) – Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died on Saturday, will be remembered as a dedicated humanitarian whose career was tarnished…

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9 years on, Mong Thongdee still hopes for Thai citizenship

Remember the little stateless boy born to a family of Myanmar migrant workers in Chiang Mai who won Thai people’s hearts with his superb paper plane skills back in 2009? …

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Chatu Mongol…for real or just seat warmer?

It may have surprised many when M.R. Chatu Mongol Sonakul, a former governor of the Bank of Thailand, was picked as the leader of the Action Coalition for Thailand Party (ACT), a…

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Surin Pitsuwan used his style of diplomacy and exceptional leadership to put ASEAN on the world stage.

Remembering “people’s leader” Surin Pitsuwan

Trying to describe someone like Dr. Surin Pitsuwan has never been easy.  You can call him a great diplomat, an ASEAN spokesman, a visionary or a great orator, and yet…

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