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Cambodia Riles Thailand with Thaksin Appointment

November 18th, 2009 · No Comments

BANGKOK — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s recent appointment of Thailand’s former premier, Thaksin Shinawatra, as an economic adviser was the diplomatic equivalent of precision bombing, whose shockwaves have sent relations between the neighboring Southeast Asian nations into a tailspin. But as the dust settles, observers say it is unclear who actually benefited from the […]

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Hard Graft – Corruption in Thailand

August 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Professor Pakdee Pothisiri has his work cut out. As one of Thailand’s nine anti-corruption commissioners he is in the front line of the battle against graft in the country’s political and public sectors. But he remains upbeat in the face of the Herculean task that lies in front of him and the National Anti-Corruption Commission […]

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Thai Raid Shows Spread of Extra-Legal Measures

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Greg Lowe | 26 Feb 2009 World Politics Review When Thai security forces recently raided the offices of the Working Group on Justice for Peace (WGJP) in the country’s insurgency-torn south, it may have been business-as-usual for a military with a checkered human rights record. But a report released last week by the International Commission […]

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