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Foreigners to get government jobs in the provinces?

By Fri, Oct 30, 2009 11:33AM UTC

So, which foreigners-slash-North Koreans get to be the glamorous interpreters, and which get to be the litter grabbers? – The door is opening for permanently and temporarily resident foreigners and resettled North Koreans to obtain provincial government employment. The Ministry of Public Administration and Security (행정안전부) announced on October 21

Succession: The issue that won’t go away

By Fri, Oct 30, 2009 10:48AM UTC

The issue of succession is viewed as core to the ongoing political tensions in Thailand. It has been speculated that it was one of the real reasons for the coup. Many a Shawn W Crispin article has raised the issue of succession see here and here. BP’s most recent post

PACQUIAO WATCH: A battle of hooks

By Fri, Oct 30, 2009 10:29AM UTC

After all is said and done, the welterweight championship bout between Filipino whirlwind Manny Pacquiao and Puerto Rican raging bull Miguel Angel Cotto could be set up and decided by the powerful hooks both boxers possess. Cotto’s left hook is arguably his main weapon in wearing and slowing down his

Friday fast food frolics for fellow fatties

By Fri, Oct 30, 2009 9:49AM UTC

Seldom has an empire been built on something so tawdry as a Big Mac. Given some mashed-up cow entrails, some mouldy bread and a kitchen, I challenge anyone to come up with something quite as unappetizing as the meal upon which McDonalds has built its fortune. The buns are somehow

‘Tough love’ for truant Slumdog stars

By Fri, Oct 30, 2009 8:51AM UTC

The slum kid stars of “Slumdog Millionaire” want a lot of things in life — new houses, a car, trips to London and Paris — but they aren’t too interested in school. Ten-year-old Rubina Ali has missed nearly 75 percent of her classes and her co-star hasn’t done much better