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    Weekend news shorts

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 08/01/2011

    » Three short news stories from Friday's Bangkok Post for your weekend reading.

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    Chinese tourists cancel Phuket stays worth B7m

    News, Achadtaya Chuenniran, Published on 15/07/2018

    » PHUKET: Around 7,300 rooms at 19 local hotels booked by Chinese tourists have been cancelled, causing over seven million baht in losses, following the Phoenix tour boat tragedy which claimed 47 of their compatriots' lives early this month.

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    Call me by her name

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/07/2018

    » While the interest and market for gay-themed stories continue to grow -- on online channels, on television series and in cinemas -- the sub-genre of lesbian movies has still got some catching up to do, especially in Thailand. Once in a blue moon, a lesbian film would drop on our cinema or TV screens, and the ones that had an actual cultural impact can be counted on one hand. At last week's LGBT Film Festival, which saw an enthusiastic turnout, there was then just one lesbian film among a dozen gay-themed international titles. All of this seems to signify that truly fair representation of gender and sexuality in the media still has quite a way to go.

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    Their story

    Life, Published on 12/07/2018

    » 'I feel like I'm walking into an execution ground," said Thai artist Thasnai Sethaseree at the end of June, a few minutes before the Signature Art Prize 2018 award ceremony in Singapore was about to start. "Personally, when I'm in a position that I'm judged, I feel uncomfortable. It doesn't have to do with winning or not winning. I just don't like getting tested."

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    Madame Butterflyin the age of human trafficking

    Life, Published on 10/07/2018

    » Tomorrow and on Thursday, Opera Siam's 17th season will close with two performances of one of the "top 10" operas, performed over 2,000 times around the world this year alone, Madame Butterfly. It's a tear-jerker, a relentlessly romantic piece full of famous melodies and a can't-lose formulaic plot: boy meets girl, boy dumps girl, girl kills herself.

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    Phuket boat tragedy shows our indifference

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 09/07/2018

    » Forty-two is the latest number of tourists who fell victims to a boat mishap in Phuket last week. Or should I say, to be more exact, that they were victims of negligence, sheer dereliction of duty of the authorities concerned and of a "This Is Thailand" culture?

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    Asean films receive special showcase

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/07/2018

    » The riches of Southeast Asian stories and images are celebrated at the 4th Bangkok Asean Film Festival, which opens tonight at SF CentralWorld and runs until Sunday. Hosted by the Thai Ministry of Culture, this year's edition marks the 51st anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the regional body whose primary mission is economics and which increasingly pays more heed to cultural promotion.

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    Sky-high WiFi set to go far and wide

    Business, Kamolwat Praprutitum, Published on 27/06/2018

    » Air passengers putting their phones and tablets on flight mode are set to be a thing of the past as on-board WiFi service becomes the rule rather than the exception in the hugely lucrative connectivity industry, says an executive at Inmarsat, the British provider of global mobile satellite communications.

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    Courtship rituals fail to impress

    News, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 24/06/2018

    » Thailand is on track to hold a long-awaited general election by February next year if everything goes as planned, with politicians resorting to tricks of old as the polling day nears.

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    SET's new boss hits the ground running

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 25/06/2018

    » The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) plans to reduce repetitive work tasks in cooperation with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to speed up the process of fund-raising and stock listing.

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