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Updates: Burma earthquake, AIDS and social stigmas in Thailand, getting even with cold-calling financial advisors

April 14th, 2011 · No Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded the site. Recently I secured an eyewitness account of the March earthquake which devastated parts of Burma for The Guardian. Having lived in Thailand for almost a decade, I’ve had numerous irritating experiences involving financial advisors cold calling me at work. Recently, I discovered that cold calling is […]

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Reporting safely in Bangkok

May 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Armed clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in Bangkok left 16 people dead and more than 100 injured, including three journalists. This timely safety advice for reporters working in this increasingly dangerous city is based on consultation with a local security expert. 1. Consider if you really need to put yourself in the fire-zone […]

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BLOG: Political unrest and that Thai economy

May 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Much is made of Thailand’s economic fundamentals but the fact remains that the current political turmoil will only dampen economic activity, chase away tourists and investors and weaken the country’s overall performance. Here are a few comments on the likely impact on the economy, these have all been made very recently, but not in response […]

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BLOG: Thailand’s political tragedy

April 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Last night the atmosphere on Silom Road was a far cry from the clashes between security forces and red shirt supporters on Viphawadi-Rangsit Road earlier that afternoon, which left one soldier dead and 18 people injured. There were a few lines of police and soldiers dressed in riot gear, standing next to razor-wire cordons and […]

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Red shirts at Ratchadamnoen Ave

March 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Despite reports of there being more than 100,000 red shirts in Bangkok already, at about 6pm tonight the numbers were still relatively low around the main convergence point at Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue. The red shirts had set up tents all along the road, from quite close to the Rattanakosin Hotel, but there were very low […]

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Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak discusses the likely outcomes of the Thaksin assets seizure

March 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

When I spoke to Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak, director of the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University, last weekend about the Thaksin assets verdict, he raised some thought-provoking points about why the Supreme Court’s ruling would not usher in a new era of political stability. The ruling was in fact likely to strengthen […]

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