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    NLA removes 2 key hurdles to election

    News, Published on 09/03/2018

    » The biggest obstacle to holding the general election in February as planned has been removed as the last two organic bills on electing MPs and selecting senators cleared the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Thursday.

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    PM's 6 questions 'designed to rile critics'

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 10/11/2017

    » The latest round of questions posed to the public by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha shows fairly unequivocally that the regime hopes to retain its grip on power after next November's election, either with the help of an existing political party or one that could be set up for this purpose.

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    A marvellous night of Wagner

    Life, Published on 17/11/2015

    » The Siam Sinfonietta Youth Orchestra, the magnificent new Suriyadhep Hall at Rangsit University and the evocative music of Wagner seem to have been made for one another -- brought together in glorious fashion on Nov 7 under the baton of the ever inventive Somtow Sucharitkul. What a great triumph the evening turned out to be -- a new performing version of highlights from Wagner's great masterpiece The Ring Of The Nibelungen, arranged by Somtow himself. The Ring itself is composed of a three-hour long prologue followed by three long operas, or music dramas, as Wagner preferred to call them -- the total playing time being in the region of 15 to 16 hours.

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    Friend zone

    Published on 20/08/2017

    » Imagine falling in love with your best friend. You have to hide your feelings because you may lose your friend forever.

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    To honour the Queen, The Faithful Son returns

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/08/2017

    » In honour of HM Queen Sirikit's birthday on Aug 12, Somtow Sucharitkul's opera Suwana Sama -- The Faithful Son will be performed at the Thailand Cultural Centre from Saturday until Aug 7.

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    Thailand and India prepare to mark a milestone

    Asia focus, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 14/11/2016

    » As India and Thailand prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties next year, the Indian ambassador to Thailand has urged the two countries to expand economic cooperation after years of stagnation.

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    What's spinning on GURU FM

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 05/08/2016

    » "Without music, life would be a mistake", said existentialism's darling, Friedrich Nietzsche. Guru does solemnly agree. And who pushes a significant portion of music in this city? Bangkok's live DJs, of course! They're like our unsung heroes, our hidden gems. They really do hold the keys to our city!

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    Free schooling change plan wins praise

    News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 28/04/2016

    » The proposed change in the government's 12-year free education programme set to start from the pre-school level instead of Prathom 1 (Grade 1) as laid down in the draft charter should help solve a raft of problems in education, a seminar has been told.

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    'Extra question' rings alarm bells

    News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 27/04/2016

    » An appointed Senate with the power to select a prime minister will set a dangerous precedent enabling "extra-constitutional elements" to seize power without staging coups, academics have warned.

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    Uploading the Korean dream

    Life, Onsiri Pravattiyagul, Published on 27/03/2015

    » Nathamon "Nutty" Kongjak was only seven minutes late, but she apologised profusely, to the point of mutual embarrassment. For a net idol with 3 million followers, and a budding artist who has just released an album in Korea, Power Of Nutty, there's something disarming about Nathamon, especially when the general consensus of net idols and K-pop stars tends to lean on the negative side.

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