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  • OPINION

    Has reform failed, or has it even begun?

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 23/06/2015

    » Maybe it's the natural swing of the pendulum — what goes up must come down — and that explains why we have gone from fight-to-the-death battles against inequality a few years ago, to high-minded campaigns for national reform last year, to struggles against overpriced lotteries, motorcycle racers and the age-old question of whether casinos should be allowed to operate legally in Thailand now.

  • OPINION

    Wall around failed rice scheme starting to leak

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 21/05/2013

    » Most people still know little or nothing about the rice pledging scheme, with the actual details fiercely guarded by a handful of officials at the Commerce Ministry, including Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapriom.

  • LEARNING

    Corruption: Tried but failed

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 02/01/2013

    » Ex-politician caught on video threatening police shows how corrupt VIP "influential figures" push around police to avoid arrest.

  • LIFESTYLE

    As we were

    Life, Published on 16/01/2018

    » 'Are you havin a good time?" Liam Gallagher asked the crowd somewhat uncertainly midway through his set.

  • BUSINESS

    Philip Morris bets on a smoke-free future

    Business, Published on 16/01/2018

    » Philip Morris International is switching its strategy to emphasise its heat-not-burn tobacco products, which, according to studies submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration, contain less harmful agents than traditional cigarettes.

  • OPINION

    Only the poor end up dying screaming

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 11/01/2018

    » If you had a million dollars to spend (but not on yourself), where would it do the most good? Well, the cost to cover morphine or a morphine-equivalent pain relief treatment for all the sick children younger than 15 years who are in really serious pain in low-income countries would be just $1 million (33.4 million baht) per year. About half of them of those children are going to die, but with morphine at least they wouldn't die screaming.

  • BUSINESS

    Manufacturing game-changers

    Business, Published on 11/01/2018

    » The Internet of Things (IoT) being built into product design, more service-centred business models, and 3D printing delivering major benefits have emerged as game-changing trends for manufacturing this year, according to IFS, a multinational enterprise software solutions specialist. The following article examines the three trends in detail.

  • NEWS

    Pawn shops offer more than money for old rope

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 08/01/2018

    » City Hall last year saw profits from its pawn business jump by millions of baht although financial gain is not its primary goal.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Demystifying dyslexia

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 09/01/2018

    » Not until Lucy* entered elementary school did her teachers realise she had dyslexia, a learning difficulty marked by complications such as the inability to read due to problems identifying speech sounds and how they relate to letters and words.

  • OPINION

    Over-charged utilities

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/12/2017

    » Prices for solar-generated electricity provided by commercial firms are falling dramatically. A Mexican solar power company just won a bid to produce electricity for a wholesale cost of US$17.70 (580 baht) per megawatt hour. The next two lowest bids were by Saudi Arabian and Italian firms.

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