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    In tune with the times

    Brunch, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 08/07/2018

    » For over 30 years, Pongsit Kampee has been telling stories about people, their struggles, grievances, and of love lost. To say that he is Thailand's Bob Dylan may be a bit of an overstatement, but he's one of the few we have who may merit that comparison.

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    Come to the party, PM

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/03/2018

    » Many of the 40 plus new political parties want Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to continue as PM, post-election. But some newbies want the post-election inter-party negotiations to be deadlocked to the point where the junta-selected and elected MPs can join to choose Gen Prayut as an "outsider" PM.

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    Undoing of the web

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/02/2018

    » Re: "Watch-scandal shenanigans sully decent debate", (Opinion, Feb 15, 2018).

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    Surakiart has a tough task

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/02/2018

    » The Myanmar government continues to dig itself into deeper trouble over the crisis it created with the Rohingya. Worse, it is rapidly creating an atmosphere of belligerence. There seems plenty of means available to discuss and solve the situation via talks with neighbours and the international community. Instead, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the nation's military have only become more isolated.

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    The Pheu Thai circus

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/08/2017

    » How many times have Pheu Thai politicians shot themselves in the foot. I've lost count. This time they just shot themselves in the mouth, blaming the government for the floods in the Northeast (BP, July 31). Have they forgotten what they did in 2011?

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    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

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    Updating the war on drugs

    News, Editorial, Published on 22/11/2016

    » Governments and security agencies worldwide are always trying to catch up with society. Nothing illustrates this like the global rethink on the four-decade war on drugs. Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya continues to look for a policy that somehow acknowledges both a common disgust with the "war", and the fact that the public is becoming better educated and more tolerant of its actual dangers.

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    PromptPay hackable

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/08/2016

    » Re "PromptPay sows doubts", (Editorial, Aug 24).

  • News & article

    EXCLUSIVE: Thailand must do more for investors, says Citi chief

    Business, Chiratas Nivatpumin, Published on 22/10/2015

    » While political and policy risks have been among the biggest concerns for foreign investors in recent years, other issues such as bureaucracy, legal enforcement and business restrictions perhaps weigh even more heavily on Thailand's competitiveness.

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    The big issue: Sparing country [redacted]

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 14/12/2014

    » In 2002, in the wake of the 9/11 terrorism and US military pushback, the CIA opened a secret facility in central Thailand. The agency brought two high-level al-Qaeda operatives, Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, to the site and launched a new programme of "enhanced interrogation" techniques on them including physical assault and waterboarding, distressing many US officials.

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