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    Govt to discuss local poll readiness

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 11/11/2017

    » The government will call a meeting next week to discuss preparations for local elections, stirring talk that the ban on political activities will be relaxed soon to allow them to take place ahead of a national poll.

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    Ban toxic glyphosate

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/05/2018

    » According to a May 24 report, the Hazardous Substance Committee, in reference to a ban on three toxic pesticides, said "there were insufficient studies confirming they were health hazards", and thus have allowed their continued use. One of the three is glyphosate, known as "Roundup".

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    Learning from history

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/08/2017

    » I recently watched Netflix's Death Note adaptation, officially released last Friday on the streaming site. Based on a famous Japanese manga series, the film revolves around a young man's twisted crusade for justice after having received a special notebook -- the titular death note -- that has the power to kill anyone whose name has been written in it, provided the writer knows their face. Fed up with the many injustices in the world, the young man -- named Light -- uses the note to kill bullies, criminals and even corrupt officials from around the world under the alter-ego Kira, earning a cult-like following from those who agree with his extreme brand of justice.

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    Snouts in the trough

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/05/2017

    » Veera Prateepchaikul summed it up in his May 8 comment, "Raging red bull runs rings around lame ducks", for every man, woman and child in Thailand.

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    BMA's Mahakan mess

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/01/2017

    » It is with deep disappointment that we have read Peerawat Jariyasombat's strangely ill-informed article, "A lesson in development" (BP, Jan 16, 2017). In a move that seems calculated to pander to the greed of developers rather than nurture the human resources represented by local populations, Khun Peerawat hails the efforts of Korean authorities to replace an existing population with an artist colony, but says nothing about the fate of the original residents.

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    Thailand in race for UNSC seat

    News, Published on 28/06/2016

    » Military-ruled Thailand stands a "good chance" over oil-rich Kazakhstan to secure a seat among the 10 non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) at a vote in New York on Wednesday, a Thai diplomat said.

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    Superficiality takes aim at Scala

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/06/2016

    » There is a mix of rage, gloom and longing as, once again, the fate of the Scala theatre in Siam Square is questioned. To wreck is easy, to save is hard. The jackhammer screeches louder than nostalgia. Will the Scala, that quaint majesty stuck in a prime retail area, that solemn granddaddy in the flashy, messy, heavily commercialised quarter, be next to fall?

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    Good neighbour

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 28/12/2015

    » Most people in Thailand know a few things about Cambodia but few understand the country the way Nuttavudh Photisaro does. In a country where many diplomats consider one posting to be enough, he is now on his third, this time representing Thailand as ambassador.

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    Semantics and Thailand's political divide

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 25/09/2015

    » Language can be about power as much as communication. It can tear societies apart or bring them together, depending on its design and application.

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    7-Eleven takes literature to the next level

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 06/07/2015

    » Feel like SEA Write is a little too out of your league? Thanks to the countless other badges of honour that acknowledge good writing available in our country, the prestigious SEA Write Award is not the only ticket to literary stardom. 7 Book Awards, an initiative that started between CP All Public Company Limited and the Ministry of Education, has been honouring outstanding literature since 2004. This year's awards ceremony will be taking place later this month.

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