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  1. Same setup for "open markets" within large shopping mall areas. Old idea - new change.
  2. The southern insurgency is about regaining Muslim sovereignty. This is different from ISIS. It is not about a clash between Sunnis (the majority) and Shias as it was in Iraq. It is about a clash between a Thai Buddhist government and Malay (I prefer "Patani") Muslims. Muslims had no say about their annexation and are under continuous martial law. It is only recently that Muslim students can wear hijab and long trousers in school in line with their religious rules.
  3. Sacrifice the order for a used Chinese submarine and replace this bridge with a modern and safer bridge.
  4. Yes, they need to dress in traditional Thai clothes. Prayut will be very unhappy.
  5. Srikcir

    Thai Airways profits up nearly 50% for Q1

    So the 2018Q1 "operating profit" is not the same as the "net profit" because the former excludes fuel costs. Which if included, the 2018Q1 net profit is less than 2017Q1. So while THAI is touting its 49.4% improvement 2018Q1 over 2017Q1, the shareholders are seeing less value because the net profit for 2018Q1 is less than in 2017Q1. https://www.google.com/search?q=thai+airways+stock+price&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b How does that qualify as an improvement?
  6. So military need only apply?
  7. That's great! Then he can explain to the members of the ACPMEC and ASEAN: China's Huge Dam Projects Will Threaten Southeast Asia As Water Scarcity Builds Downstream https://www.forbes.com/sites/outofasia/2017/05/03/chinas-huge-dam-projects-will-threaten-southeast-asia-as-water-scarcity-builds-downstream/#615172095f6c
  8. If that was based on Prayut's promise of elections in November 2018, the EU may be disappointed. So the invite seems premature.
  9. Srikcir

    Pursuing the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

    Cyber Security?
  10. Make that also HomeAway, Booking.com, and VRBO. https://www.bedroomvillas.com/listing?q=Thailand&device=c&Campaign=1013028918&Adgroup=51448356442&Keyword=%2Bthailand %2Bcondo&utm_source={google}&utm_medium={cpc}&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxqSa64eW2wIVlxaPCh3xpQHNEAAYBCAAEgKZO_D_BwE
  11. Can Americans use that logic to deprive Trump as Commander-in-Chief having access to the biggest and most powerful guns in the world?
  12. Just for the sake of clarification, I believe that the "Bangkok Poll" refers to the Bangkok Poll of Bangkok University’s research center. For example a similar reference was made in April 2016 and July 2016 when the center conducted a poll of Thais who intended to vote in the national referendum on the 2016 draft constitution written by the junta. It found in April that 58% indicated they would vote in the referendum but in July polled 80% would vote. http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/bangkok-poll-80-percent-intend-vote-referendum/ Actual voter turnout in August 2016 was 54-59% (depending on news source)! This leaves one to wonder if the center might have a change of "interpretation" if the poll wasn't favorable to the junta. For example: "Somchai Srisuthiyakorn, one of five election commissioners, predicted a turnout of over 80% in the coming referendum" .... "If Somchai has it right, this would be the highest voter turnout in Thai history." https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Thai-official-sees-record-turnout-for-unpredictable-referendum Was the 80% prediction conveyed to the center before their last poll before the referendum?
  13. Targets that surely to the insurgents represent the Kingdom of Thailand's occupation and subjugation of the Muslim South. Were any Muslim banks/ATM's attacked?
  14. Just pure inflammatory hyperbole, likely intended to intimidate the accused into a confession. Every Thai sentence I've seen that exceeded the statutory limit of 50 years has been commuted by the courts not exceeding the maximum of 50 years. This has been typically the case with Thais accused of Thailand's lèse majesté laws. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/04/thai-rights-lawyer-faces-150-years-prison-royal-insult/
  15. Maybe because in part China realizes that for the moment a US trade war with China is impractical. White House delays China trade battle "The real reason the White House delayed a Friday announcement of an investigation into China's "unfair" trade practices was because State Department and United Nations officials warned the announcement could kill the chances of "convincing China to sign on to a U.N. resolution that would impose new sanctions on North Korea," https://www.axios.com/white-house-delays-china-trade-battle-1513304672-d27c0df5-fbf3-4ef3-a004-d9192ebddb5d.html Who'd knew that trade between nations is linked to global politics? We're seeing this already in the Middle East as the P5 (P6 minus the US) continue their economic re-engagement with Iran driven by the "nuclear deal" despite Trump's threats of economic sanctions against any nation (even allies) who doesn't follow Trump's lead to renege in the deal. Ironically, China is one of the P5 who is committed to honor the deal in spite of Trump's withdrawal. I wouldn't be surprised if China requires Trump's promise not to sanction it over the Iran nuclear deal as part of China's support for Trump's new sanctions on North Korea. Another lesson for Trump?