Category: GLOBAL

Can Social Media put an end to Honour Killings

CAN SOCIAL MEDIA PUT AN END TO HONOUR KILLINGS. Peter Adamis 28 May 2014 My question to readers is whether we in the western world have a right to question and protest against practices of behaviour that are alien to our society. Furthermore do we have the right to interfere in the religious functions of…

Australian tourist arrested in Thailand under martial law

May 28, 2014  Lindsay Murdoch South-East Asia correspondent for Fairfax Media – with Melanie Kembrey.  Mark Robert Coutelas (Source: Patong Police) Photo: Patong Police Bangkok: An Australian tourist is one of the first foreigners to be arrested under Thailand’s harsh military rule that could see some offenders prosecuted in military courts.  Mark Robert Coutelas, 53, was arrested at…

An insiders point of view on Thailand

Our correspondent in Thailand has submitted an insiders perspective on Thailand military coup. It is a letter by Professor Cheetana Narkwatchara on Thailand.   Professor Cheetana Narkwatchara.     Readers may have received news in the Western press concerning the coup d’etat in Thailand that took place on Thursday, 22 May, at around 4.30 p.m..…

Thailand Coup attracts world attention

Our Bangkok contributor has provided an article which appeared in this morning’s edition  in the Bangkok Post, of English language newspaper.     He advises that Veera Prateepchaikul has provided a good brief for those not familiar with Thai politics.   Simply put, democracy doesn’t cover elections only, it also covers good governance by those elected and Thailand has a shortage of…

Thailand military coup saves path to the throne

The Economist   24 May 2014. A sudden move by the army brings only near-term calm.  WHAT had begun as the imposition of martial law on May 20th grew into a full-blown coup by the army as The Economist went to press.   A copy may be downloaded by clicking on:THAILANDS MILITARY COUP SAVES THE THRONE…

Mankinds Folly

Is mankind designed and destined for perpetual warfare, strife and death?   Peter Adamis 20 May 204. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on:  MANKINDS FOLLY I wonder whether the outcomes of war justify the loss of life in a world that is becoming more aware of its environment. A world that…

Australia and Hellas sign working holiday visas MOU

Left to right: Maria Vamvakinou Steve Georganas, John Lesses , President of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia, President of the Queensland Greek Community Michael Anastasia, and the President of Ahepa Youth. Peter Adamis Voice from the Pavement  14 may 2014 The Australian Government after many years of negotiations has signed an agreement recognising…

A voice of reason in a world of chaos

The Voice from the Pavement – Peter Adamis A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: A VOICE OF REASON IN A WORLD OF CHAOS I am concerned about the manner in which Hellas is being portrayed and paraded in the world press.  Hellas is being used as an experiment to demonstrate the…

Ben Zygier torn between two countries was betrayed

The Voice from the Pavement – Peter Adamis 22 February 2013 A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: BEN ZYGIER TORN BETWEEN TWO COUNTRIES WAS BETRAYED Ben Zygier was no traitor according to media reports across the globe and his case has captured the hearts and minds of Australians and those of…