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UN refugee chief’s visit brings cold comfort to Rohingya
International efforts have done nothing to ease the suffering of refugees two years after a vicious military campaign  

Why Canberra should show more respect for China
The surprise victory of Australia’s Liberal National coalition on Saturday gives Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party a third term in government.

What we learned from Game of Thrones (spoiler alert)
Writer’s note: Again, if you plan on watching the popular series, this is where you turn away from this page (not before saving it for later, though). This article is crawling with spoilers, which a lot of people hate with passion these days.

The grim reality behind  Rohingya crisis rhetoric 
Repatriation to Myanmar is nowhere in sight as threat of disease and hostility from local hosts rises

Giving birth to an uncomfortable truth
Those outraged that a high-ranking Thai official sought US citizenship for her baby should first ask why she took that decision  

The death of Thailand’s oldest party
They say that the pursuit of democracy is a Sisyphean ordeal, a never-ending task that must be kept at and pursued constantly.

Thanathorn’s self-defence can help or hurt politics
As long as the Future Forward leader stays focused on proving his innocence rather than attacking his accusers, society as a whole can benefit

SE Asia’s kids targeted by new wave of online paedophiles
Southeast Asia is in the grip of a fresh surge of paedophile activity with predators orchestrating and watching abuse on live-streaming sites and via webcams, and paying for it with near-untraceable cryptocurrency, victims and children’s charities warn. 

After the Moon, people on Mars by 2033 ... or 2060
On December 11, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a directive ordering Nasa to prepare to return astronauts to the Moon “followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations”.

Indian islanders vote with sinking hearts
Residents on Ghoramara fear that the votes they cast Sunday in India’s election may be the last before their island sinks into the Bay of Bengal – a victim of climate change’s growing toll.

Hidden reefs, lurking pirates: Democrats in uncharted waters
Given the current political climate, there is no guarantee the longest-surviving party can achieve yet another comeback

Shared logistics could take SMEs global
South Korea is creating a path to e-commerce riches, and Thailand should follow

Duterte pulls off another massacre in the Philippines 
That’s how political analyst and Inquirer columnist Richard Heydarian described the results of Monday’s midterm polls, and he’s not off the mark.

Time to admit Asean’s 11th member
So near yet so far. Timor-Leste has been trudging for eight years but the road to Asean membership remains long and winding for Asia’s youngest democracy.

Prepare for a parade of political donkeys
Horse trading for Cabinet seats will soon be over, and once again the outcome is unlikely to serve the public well 

Thailand acts to end a famine
Thailand is bringing an end to a famine. 

Elite cements its rule
With the Senate selected, the junta’s main strategy for holding on to power is successfully completed

China’s arsenal in the trade war against America 
Beijing’s latest retaliation against US tariff hikes – an increase on $60 billion of US imports from June 1 – could leave China running low on ammunition in the trade war.

Thai Buddhism shouldn’t be powered by the ‘Power Card’
I was ordained as a novice twice as a young child. It certainly wasn’t fun, but then if being a Buddhist novice was supposed to be entertaining, what would be the point? My parents might as well have sent me to an amusement park instead and saved me all the trouble of going without three meals a day and munching sweets whenever I felt like it.

Meet the Indian ‘Miss Marple’ snooping on election candidates
As India’s best-known female private eye, Rajani Pandit has posed as crazy, blind and deaf to solve murders and unmask unsuitable fiances. But election time is boom time for the woman dubbed “Miss Marple”.

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