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    Thailand's challenge: Rich in ambitions, poor in people skills?

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 22/05/2017

    » Announcement of visionary and ambitious plans has become almost routine. The year 2017 will apparently not be an election year (nothing new about that) but has begun with boom times in the planning sector. In January 2017, we were treated to announcements about "Thailand 4.0". These were soon followed by further revelations about the "Eastern Economic Corridor". These schemes are all part of government strategies to move Thailand into "Thriving in the 21st century: security, prosperity and sustainability". The 21st century has been going for quite a while now, but "better late than never", and "never" had become quite a routine in recent years.

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    Maybe AEC should stand for Asean English Competence

    Business, Niall Sinclair, Published on 01/11/2016

    » English is not the most spoken primary language in the world; that would be Mandarin Chinese. But when you consider the number of countries where it is either an official language or one in regular use, every other language is a very distant second. More than half of the world's countries use English every day. Ten of those countries, including Thailand, form the Asean Economic Community (AEC), a community of 630 million that has adopted English as its common day-to-day language.

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    There are jobs in MICE!

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 06/06/2015

    » MICE was in the news again yesterday – not those little four legged creatures, but "Meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE)".

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    Not all overseas jobs that glitter are gold

    News, Published on 22/03/2015

    » When Qatar Airways recruits flight attendants in Bangkok, thousands of young men and women make their way to whichever hotel ballroom has been rented for a gruelling application process. Like several other major international airlines, notably from the Middle East, Qatar views Thailand as a strong recruiting ground: enthusiasm from young Thais is so strong for the high-paying and high-flying job that a small industry is devoted to arming candidates with the language skills, and hair and make-up, necessary to make a strong impression.

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    The pitch ahead

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 24/06/2014

    » Thailand women’s football coach Nuengruethai Sathongwieng has been in seventh heaven ever since her girls made football history last month by qualifying for the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Canada.

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    A classy way to success

    Muse, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 15/02/2014

    » Leading research scientist Wibool Piyawattanametha attributes much of the success he enjoys today to his parents’ dedication towards offering him the best of education during his formative years of growing up in a middle-class family in Bangkok.

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    The final frontier

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 19/02/2014

    » Demure satellite engineer Pirada Techavijit is in seventh heaven since being selected to become the first Thai to travel into space after winning the global campaign “Axe Apollo Project” for Thailand, earlier this year.

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    Pacing tiger of Chiang Mai zoo (Gallery)

    News, Published on 18/01/2014

    » When Sarawut Srisakuna signed on to direct the Chiang Mai Night Safari almost four years ago, he was well aware of the uphill task before him - turning around a zoo that was believed to be on borrowed time.

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    Simply beautiful

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 07/01/2014

    » With his hair swept back in a short ponytail, the cool Rapee 'Fluke' Chusuwan fares as a makeup artist and beauty blogger, who made a name for himself on the alwaysfluke.com website.

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    A 'Golden Opportunity'

    Life, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 07/01/2014

    » At first sight, those who don't know Monovithya Kem may mistake the young female politician for a model, especially in the lobby of a five-star Bangkok hotel, where she awaited a media interview late last week.

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