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    Channel 3 hiding behind 'public interest'

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 09/09/2014

    » The management of TV Channel 3 seems to have forgotten that about a decade ago Supinya Klangnarong, then a vocal activist of the NGO the Campaign for Media Reform was charged with criminal defamation by Shin Corp for alleged defamatory remarks she made at a seminar entitled "Five Years of Thai Rak Thai – Shin Corp Gets Richer".

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    A mad, mad week

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 20/05/2018

    » Week Three of the 2019-2020 election campaign was Crazy Week. There always is at least one.

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    Patience wearing thin with Iranian regime

    News, Published on 05/05/2018

    » In the early weeks of 2018, protests swept through the small towns of Iran, mobilising the disgruntled lower rung of society. Demonstrators chanted slogans against the country's theocracy. Meanwhile, large cities, where some of the largest anti-regime demonstrations previously had taken place, remained relatively quiet.

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    Fiscal discipline can still save the day

    News, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 03/05/2018

    » Fiscal security is of the utmost importance. When the country faces an economic crisis, every government must resort to stimulus measures to reinvigorate the economy. At times, some make use of fiscal measures to narrow the socio-economic gap. Either way, much money is needed.

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    Muslims do fit in, though more slowly

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 30/04/2018

    » 'Every Continental [European] under the age of 40 -- make that 60, if not 75 -- is all but guaranteed to end his days living in an Islamified Europe," wrote polemicist Mark Steyn in 2006. "Native populations on the continent are aging and fading and being supplanted remorselessly by a young Muslim demographic."

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    Is Ma's 'magic' really worth weaving?

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 26/04/2018

    » Jack Ma makes a phenomenal success again. During his high-profile trip to Thailand which gained heavy media attention, the businessman announced he would invest more than 11 billion baht in the country.

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    Squeezing the blood out of a durian

    News, Soonruth Bunyamanee, Published on 25/04/2018

    » With Thai durians selling like hot cakes on Alibaba's Tmall platform, the regime has every reason to believe its deal to have the e-commerce giant promote Thai products will be a resounding success. But Thai farmers may not necessarily gain as much from this as they expect.

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    Lack of unity in drug sweep

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/02/2018

    » The government has launched yet another series of anti-drugs sweep aimed at taming the North. They are part of the decades-old campaign to wipe out trafficking in illicit drugs. Authorities came up with reports to the public that had a very tired look and feel. A one-month "massive" suppression campaign resulted in the arrests of 63 suspects, the seizure of many kilogrammes of drugs and the unsurprising discovery of some 241 million baht of "assets" -- cash, gold, cars and motorcycles, up-scale homes, land and condominiums.

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    How Thai Chinese are you?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 16/02/2018

    » As the editor (and the Thai-Chinese token of this magazine), I would like to celebrate Chinese New Year with a fun test to gauge how Thai-Chinese you are. I mean, according to Theraphan Luangthomkun's Language, Nation And Development In Southeast Asia, it was estimated that there are about 26 million Thais of full or partial Chinese descent. So, Happy Chinese New Year to about 40% of the Thai population, I guess.

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    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.

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