I’m here in Bangkok helping out with our coverage following Thursday’s military coup. Here’s our main story as of Sunday early evening local time: Pop-up protests are spreading around Thailand’s capital in a growing show of dissent against the latest in a long line of military juntas here. The rallies, lasting an hour or two […]
Our main story today: Thailand’s armed forces declared martial law early Tuesday, saying the move was intended to curb the country’s sometimes violent political conflict and wasn’t a coup d’état. Army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha issued a pair of statements at 3 a.m. and later appeared on television to say that martial law was necessary […]
A chance encounter in Jakarta with legendary Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar was merely an exhilarating byproduct of my recent Indonesia trip. I traveled there to cover the debut of BlackBerry’s new low-cost, Foxconn-made smartphone, which it released in Indonesia as part of a high-stakes turnaround plan. The story includes snippets from my interview […]
Yes, that’s me with Juventus, Fulham and Manchester United great Edwin van der Sar. Ran into @ManUtd great Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) in the Jakarta airport today. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/3Ws4nNDna6 — Newley Purnell (@newley) May 15, 2014 Cont’d: He’s in town with @AFCAjax. Thrilling, as a goalkeeper, to meet one of the finest to have […]
Monday’s Wall Street Journal contained a Q&A I did with César Cernuda, Microsoft’s Asia-Pacific president. Click through to read about the company’s new chief executive, cloud computing, growth in Asia — and Mr. Cernuda’s love for Real Madrid.