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    Making money from our resources

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 23/07/2018

    » Since the military government came to power, new economic policies have been rolled out and economic catchphrases coined.

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    Open economy evangelist

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 14/08/2017

    » New Zealand has long been known for kiwi fruit, lamb and the invincible All Blacks, the fearsome national rugby team. But in the global economic sphere, the country is also known as a champion of open economies and free trade. Last year, the country was rated the world's second-best place to do business by Forbes magazine. That helps confirm its reputation in the field of trade -- and explains why the British government chose a New Zealander to head its post-Brexit trade negotiating team.

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    Lao forgive, but war memories remain

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 09/09/2016

    » LUANG PRABANG - Houmphan Chanthavong finally felt his deep grudge vanish after US President Barack Obama acknowledged in Vientiane during his visit this week "the suffering and sacrifices on all sides of that conflict", in reference to the CIA-led bombing and paramilitary campaign that devastated Laos during the Vietnam War.

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    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

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    Thai youth leaders get to quiz Obama

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 07/09/2016

    » LUANG PRABANG - Two Thais will join some 200 youth leaders from Southeast Asia today in attending US President Barack Obama's town hall meeting in the historic town of Luang Prabang where they will have the chance to engage in a discussion with the president.

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    Myanmar up-close and personal

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 22/03/2016

    » 'Welcome to the Guesthouse. The small space is made to set you free from anxiety. But first you need to leave your old perceptions behind. You need to open your mind for new memories," says Kyaw Luck, a guide for the exhibition "Myanmar Up-Close", which opened last week at Museum Siam.

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    Photographic preservation

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 22/06/2016

    » Underwater photography is all about otherworldly charm; the deep-blue opacity and aquatic animals can transport us into another realm. But those exquisite images are not the style preferred by Sirachai "Shin" Arunrugstichai, a 28-year-old marine conservationist and photographer whose work is not just about beauty but about man's obligations toward the ocean.

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    It would be better not to find Dory

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/07/2016

    » In the Hollywood blockbuster Finding Dory, the forgetful fish Dory finally finds her parents and returns to live with them happily in their natural environment. In reality, Dory, a blue tang fish, might not be that lucky.

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    Into the forest

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 07/10/2015

    » It is hard to believe Sahwing Indharangsri when he says his village and the forest around it was once inhabited by wild animals.

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    Sustainability, taking flight

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 11/11/2015

    » At first glance, with its steel scaffolding the newly opened Schiphol-Noord bus station looks like any other unremarkable building. And in terms of European architectural design, the station locally known as Knooppunt Schiphol-Noord pales in comparison to flashier terminals such as the orange, whale jaw-shaped bus station at Hoofddrop's Spaarne Hospital in the Netherlands, or Poole Bus Station in the UK, with its giant mural.

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