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  • OPINION

    Failing over rights, failing ourselves

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 08/09/2017

    » As they posed before the media cameras, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen were all smiles. According to their official statement, they were both looking for joint prosperity as the two countries aim to boost cooperation.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Life's agonies, magnified three-fold

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 24/08/2017

    » Theatre director Bhanbhassa Dhubthien may not be known for novel or subversive interpretations of plays, but she has always worked with good actors, from whom she draws out the kind of nuanced performances we don't often see here in Thailand. She has also worked with texts of varying degrees of difficulty and ripeness. So even when the writing fails, her actors can always steer the production from complete disaster.

  • OPINION

    Follow Buddha's wisdom

    News, Postbag, Published on 28/05/2017

    » In her May 25 article, "How our education sustains dictatorship", Sanitsuda Ekachai outlines clearly how the militarisation of Thai education harms not only education, infamously failing for decades, but also how the pernicious effects of the centralised command over young minds oozes out to pervade all of Thai society, to the great harm of society, politics and morals. The malaise does indeed start in the official Thai education hierarchy.

  • OPINION

    Skeletons to hide

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/05/2017

    » David James Wong in his May 11 letter, "Snouts in the trough", slams the Thai authorities for failing to captures "Boss" and blames corruption.

  • OPINION

    Explaining Thainess

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/10/2017

    » As the final farewell observance for the late King Bhumibol takes place, it seems necessary to provide a few explanations about Thailand to foreigners, so they may gain more understanding of the Thai people, as well as our traditions, attitudes and philosophy.

  • OPINION

    A truly great monarch

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/10/2017

    » Today is indeed a sad day, a day on which we will bid farewell to Thailand's beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • OPINION

    When shortwave radio was my best friend

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 12/03/2017

    » After 20 years the BBC is ending its foreign-language shortwave transmissions from Nakhon Sawan after failing to renegotiate its agreement with the Thai authorities. The transmissions were directed mainly at places like Afghanistan and Pakistan where radios are sometimes still the only source of news.

  • NEWS

    Fresh law sinks Yingluck appeal hope, ends career

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 29/09/2017

    » A new law that takes immediate effect closes the door completely on former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's tiny chance of appealing against her five-year jail sentence.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Lesser known celebrations

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 22/09/2017

    » Did you know that there's a nationwide celebration coming up soon? Thai National Flag Day is to be celebrated this coming September 28. If you weren't aware of that, we don't blame you. This is the first time Thailand is going to be celebrating it to commemorate 100 years since King Rama VI declared the design we know today as the country's official flag. Sure, it might not be a legit holiday, but hey, it's all about being patriotic.

  • NEWS

    Liverpool asks €200m for Coutinho. Forget it, says Barca

    Published on 02/09/2017

    » MADRID: Barcelona has abandoned hope of signing Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool after the English club demanded €200 million for the Brazilian attacking midfielder, the Liga side’s director Albert Soler said on Saturday.

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