Our Stories on Anti-Coup Protests and Social Media in Thailand

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 […]

Thai army declares martial law — how to follow the news

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 […]

My story on BlackBerry’s turn-around push in Indonesia

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 […]

This happened today

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 […]

My Q&A with Microsoft’s Asia-Pacific president

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.