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Entries from June 2008

Sydney Bluementhal – The Strange Death of Republican America

June 28th, 2008 · No Comments

‘Complacency breeds failure’ A new book scrutinises the Bush administration’s policies by GREG LOWE If you love President George W. Bush, then Sidney Blumenthal’s latest book The Strange Death of Republican America: Chronicles of a Collapsing Party will get your blood boiling. On the other hand, if you think ‘Shrub’ has made more than the […]

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Tags: Bangkok Post · books · interviews

Alienated nation

June 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Historian Thant Myint-U tells Greg Lowe why the international community must change its tactics on the question of Myanmar Myanmar’s military government shocked the world when it chose to let its people die rather than allow foreign aid workers enter its storm-damaged interior. And the horrors will continue until constructive engagement with the junta – […]

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Tags: books · features · interviews · SCMP

What price travel? Bangkok interview with Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler

June 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Tony Wheeler, co-founder of the Lonely Planet guide books, talks about the nature of travel and its impact on the environment by GREG LOWE When Tony Wheeler and his wife Maureen travelled from London through Asia to Australia in 1972, little did they know that their adventure would transform the nature of travel. Nevertheless, the […]

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Tags: Bangkok Post · features · interviews · travel

Property: Good investment deals in Thai market

June 10th, 2008 · No Comments

By GREG LOWE in Bangkok THAILAND offers some of Asia’s best real estate investments. High-quality contemporary properties in prime locations continue to drive prices and build the country’s position regionally, but players say government barriers for overseas buyers are crimping growth.

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Tags: business · news · The Business Times (Singapore)

Thai govt hampering country’s 3G adoption

June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

BANGKOK–Thailand launched its first 3G commercial trial last month, but government regulations and limited hardware continue to hamper the technology’s rollout in the kingdom, industry observers said. Thailand’s biggest mobile service operator Advanced Info Services (AIS), launched on May 6 its 600 million baht (US$5.3 million) digital 3GSM service along with a commercial trial in […]

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