Andrew Marshall Courageously Moves To Tokyo Before Criticizing Singapore Gov’t

TOKYO – Southeast Asian-based journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall made yet another groundbreaking move in his notable career as a whistleblower and iconoclast this week, courageously fleeing Singapore just before unleashing a withering, critical report on its society and system of governance. The report, entitled “Singapore Story,” is to be released in four parts, with the first part posted... 

Bangkok Malls, Offices To Avert Power Crisis By Raising Thermostat Above Freezing

BANGKOK – Facing the very real possibility of an energy crisis during April’s hot season, the government has initiated a preventive measure by mandating that public air-conditioned spaces no longer be chilled to sub-zero temperatures. “We must all make sacrifices for the common good, even if it means changing our way of life,” said Energy Minister Pongsak Ruktapongpisal yesterday. “I know... 

Horsemeat Discovered In 90% Of IKEA Products

BANGNA – The IKEA horsemeat scandal grew even bigger this week when it was revealed that the Swedish furniture giant had been secretly using horse-carcass products not just in its meatballs, but in almost all of the furniture and accessories it sold in Thailand and worldwide. According to new documents released by the company under pressure from various national governments and trade oversight organizations,... 

Southern Insurgents Promise To Make Actual Demands By 2017

KUALA LUMPUR — National Security Council (NSC) secretary-general Paradorn Pattanatabutr claimed a breakthrough today in the Deep South crisis, securing a promise from a major insurgent group to make actual, tangible demands by 2017. In a high-level meeting hosted by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, members of the Barisan Revolusi Nasional, or BRN, made commitments to try and organize the...