Author Archives: antoniuni

Each to his own, and no changing course (Thailand)

When everyone is speaking at the same time, there can only be one result: nobody will be listening. I think I understand Dr Somkiat Onwimon’s frustration, but hey, “Welcome to Thailand”. Although the “Lightning Rod” programme on the Blue Sky … Continue reading

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Battling Dolphin Deaths: 8th Grader Reports from Japan

I have seen movies about Dolphin-hunting before and NEVER ate Dolphin-meat ever since! NOTE: The slaughter and torment of dolphins was too urgent for Ben Werdegar to take on “when he graduates” – even from middle school. He’s in Japan … Continue reading

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South Africa troops tackle rhino poachers

South Africa is to deploy hundreds of extra troops along its borders to help fight gangs smuggling rhino horns, the government has announced. Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said four military companies would be sent to the borders with Zimbabwe, Swaziland … Continue reading

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Internet censorship in Thailand and waiting for w3.mict.go.th

Internet censorship is nothing new in Thailand, but lately it has gone from bad to worse. Many of you probably wonder why Internet is so slow and unreliable in Thailand, resulting in a lot of request ending on a blank … Continue reading

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‘Brotherly talk’ hides political-military rifts (Thailand)

Who says military officers can’t talk like diplomats? Newly-appointed defence minister, ACM Sukampol Suwannat, asked whether he could get along with the Army chief, General Prayuth Chan-Ocha, said: “We are both straight-talking guys. That should make it easier for us … Continue reading

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Attitudes in Phuket have slipped badly (Thailand)

On Saturday I arrived for my 28th year of long-term visits to Phuket. Unfortunately I witnessed one of the most disgraceful incidents I have ever seen from a government official. After disembarking from the plane I joined one of two … Continue reading

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Villagers in North call for many smaller dams (Thailand)

Villagers living in Nam Yom River basin have proposed five measures that they say could manage annual flooding without the Kaeng Sua Ten dam, which they oppose, needing to be built. The moves were cheaper and could be done immediately … Continue reading

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