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New high for indigenous Thai farmers

DOI TUNG: Somchai Sophonsook­paiboon does not remember much about his younger years, except that they were spent in an opium haze.

Delivering Malaysia’s Reformasi : From kleptocracy to democracy

But the messy process must never be assigned to any one particular ‘extraordinary’ person. It needs to be undertaken by each ‘ordinary’ citizen, especially the young.

After the change: Business as usual?

Comment by Terence Gomez PAKATAN Harapan’s unexpected victory in Malaysia’s 14th General Elections (GE14) was one of monumental proportions as the ruling Barisan Nasional, under Umno’s control, had instituted a series of unscrupulous methods to retain power. Pakatan, led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had achieved a colossal feat, unseating a powerful Umno that had never lost power.

High expectations to meet

ONE year after the 14th General Election, which saw a change of government in Malaysia, people are eager to see the changes that Pakatan Harapan has brought to the table.

Universities need to focus on genuine quality, not obsess over rank

RECENT statements by scientist Dr Wan Ardatul Amani Wan Salim have caused quite a stir.

Tengku Maimun will take judiciary to greater heights

From G25, Malaysia.

Factbox - The 10 Ramas: the kings of Thailand's Chakri dynasty

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Thursday paid tribute to his ancestors in a ceremony ahead of his official coronation this weekend, when he will take the formal title King Rama X, the 10th king in the Chakri dynasty.

Fight feudalism fairly

IN the developing conflict between monarchs, politicians and the government, the question of feudalism has once again been raised.

Teacher who gave all crowned world’s best

The Franciscan Brother already gives 80% of his monthly income to help the poor, and now he’s going to give away his US$1mil (RM4.19mil) prize money too.

Mexico president blasted as 'authoritarian' by his former political party

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The former political party of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador issued a blistering attack against the veteran leftist on Wednesday, accusing him of pushing the country towards authoritarianism.