Opinion

OPINION: Love democracy? Then scold the politicians

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Love democracy? That’s a rhetorical question that Prayut, or Abhisit, or Pheu Thai cannot answer without being frowned upon. Truth is, the vicious circle can be broken, albeit only with immense willpower.

Qatar crisis: Everyone’s a ‘bad guy’

(ANN/the Nation)

World watches apprehensively as sultanate unwisely accused of sponsoring terrorism

The diplomatic rivalry between Qatar and a Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Middle Eastern countries has certainly shaken up Muslims around the Persian Gulf, and the impact is felt far beyond when it comes to distinguishing between “good guys” and “bad guys” in the global war on terrorism. Like so much else, it seems, the devil is in the details.

Trump’s decision dangerous and ignorant

Bangkok, Thailand (The Nation/ANN) - But sadly the US president’s move to quit the Paris climate accord could affect every one of us.

Can our neighbours help revive the economy?

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thailand’s joint-development deal with Laos suffers as a result of our long, politically imposed absence from the spotlight.

OPINION: Not smooth as silk

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Indian reservations over OBOR may mean a lost chance for India, Nepal and China.

Favourable country ranking entails tougher job for leaders

The Nation/ANN - Thai people as a whole also have some work to do

Revolution 4.0 challenges Asian countries seeking inclusive growth

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - On the cusp of Revolution 4.0, income disparity could grow, especially in a region where the income gap and inequality in opportunities to access education have been persistent.

The negative impact of fake news

KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - If fake news or rumours had an impact on the US presidential election, similar cases have also occurred in Malaysia. 

OPINION: Report, reshape and reconnect: How journalism saves itself

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - There is a perception that traditional media has lost its control over the definition of news and its key position as a main news source for the society. This role has been taken over by decentralisation, by whimsical media technology.

Belt-road changes world order

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia (The Star/ ANN) - China’s ambitious economic plan is set to draw up a new global paradigm with countries seeking to engage the Middle Kingdom.