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  • Rethinking the Demutualisation of Thailand’s Stock Exchange

    By Dec 19, 2010

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    Thailand's Stock Exchange. Pic: AP.

    By Narun Popattanachai Former Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) president Patareeya  Benjapholchai emphasized in her final remark before stepping down in June 2010 that demutualization of the bourse must remain high on her predecessor’s agenda in order to reinforce the SET with a competitive edge it badly needs. Apart from the fact that the demutualising process

  • Is Korn Chatikavanij’s wife a “woman of substance”?

    By Dec 17, 2010


    By Pokpong Lawansiri Last month, fellow AC blogger BP had a story about an interview in Prachachart Turakij (here) of Vorakorn Chatikavanij, the wife of Korn Chatikavanij, Thailand’s Finance Minister. Vorakorn, a hi-so, was voted as the most stylish woman during the 19th anniversary of Thailand Tatler. Her husband is one of the Democrats’ cabinet members,

  • Become a cyber-scout, clean up Thailand’s internet!

    By Dec 17, 2010

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    By Saksith Saiyasombut In an everlasting attempt to uphold its image as a fierce defender of the royal institution and thus effectively controlling a national narrative, the Thai government has now sets its sights on the online world. The ministry of justice, where the Democrat party is in charge, has set up a so-called ‘Cyber

  • The Guardian’s latest Thailand-related WikiLeaks cables

    By Dec 15, 2010

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    By Saksith Saiyasombut After we learned what China thought about post-coup Thailand and The Guardian hinted at some cables from the US embassy in Bangkok, the London-based newspaper have uploaded three full Thailand-related documents. Due to it’s content, we cannot link to it or quote the cables in their entirety. We advise to look them up by yourself, unless

  • WikiLeaks: China on post-coup Thailand 2007

    By Dec 15, 2010


    By Saksith Saiyasombut While most of the media focusing on the trials and controversies over it’s founder Julian Assange (he’s been granted bail by the way, in case you haven’t heard yet), the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks has been steadily, albeit slowly, uploading US diplomat cables. So far, there have been almost 1,500 documents leaked and only two were

  • The manipulation of #weloveking on Twitter and the reflection of reality

    By Dec 14, 2010

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    The manipulation of #weloveking on Twitter and the reflection of reality

    By Thaweeporn Kummetha (Guest Contributor) December 5 was the birthday of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. It is a very big day in the kingdom. This can be seen by how the Thai government held a grand festival and celebration on Chao Phraya River from the evening of the fifth and also a celebration for

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