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    Only the poor end up dying screaming

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 11/01/2018

    » If you had a million dollars to spend (but not on yourself), where would it do the most good? Well, the cost to cover morphine or a morphine-equivalent pain relief treatment for all the sick children younger than 15 years who are in really serious pain in low-income countries would be just $1 million (33.4 million baht) per year. About half of them of those children are going to die, but with morphine at least they wouldn't die screaming.

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    'Phuyai' must lead kids by good example

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 05/01/2018

    » As National Children's Day draws near, it's time for the public to pay attention to the annual slogan (<i>kham kwan</i>) thought up each year by the prime minister of the day for kids.

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    What happened in 2017, stays in 2017.

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 01/12/2017

    » It's just the beginning of December but I'm already thinking about the year is about to pass and what it has brought with it. There are certainly some things that I will miss, yet there are also some things that I would like us all to leave behind when we say our final farewell to 2017. Let's see if you agree.

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    About politics

    News, Published on 18/11/2017

    » Prayut's 'fresh faces' question steeped in contradictions v Regime keeps watchful eye on Pheu Thai Party as it mulls lifting the political ban v Rajabhakti Park: Pride of the army or simply a den of graft?

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    Hypocrisy on abortion

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/11/2017

    » The arrest of a nurse for providing abortions in Nakhon Ratchasima should serve as a wake-up call on this important social issue. Suwanna Kaewsawang, 56, a certified health care professional, was charged with operating an abortion service in her converted apartment. While her legal case continues, it is clear that officials of the Ministry of Public Health -- who directed the police raid -- are far behind the curve on a subject no one really wants to talk about, but must.

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    Flood blame for Aswin falls short of axe

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 19/10/2017

    » When learning that Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang daringly announced he would take sole responsibility for the catastrophic flood that slammed most parts of Bangkok on Saturday morning, I thought he wouldn't make it to his first anniversary as head of City Hall this week.

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    Thailand wobbles toward its place in the sun

    News, Wasant Techawongtham, Published on 09/09/2017

    » Thailand may at last be entering the 21st century in terms of energy management, albeit slowly and with a wobble.

  • News & article

    Twisting media's arm will backfire

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 20/08/2017

    » The Prayut Chan-o-cha government is back in the eye of the storm for all for the wrong reasons. This time all eyes are on the mobile cabinet meeting set to take place tomorrow and Tuesday in Nakhon Ratchasima after government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd openly admitted that he had "requested" television stations to do "scoops" focusing on ministers attending the meeting.

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    Our newest mission is to love the bomb

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 08/07/2017

    » Like all soap addicts, I caught glimpses of the debut episode of the television series Love Missions last week. Not a strand of hair misplaced despite his dangerous expedition, Capt Purich (played by Sukollawat Kanarot) enters a red zone to battle terrorists after they've abducted foreign delegates from a conference in Bangkok. "This act of terrorism has a big boss behind it," intones the captain.

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    Police blitz on alcohol pics goes too far

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 24/07/2017

    » At first, I thought a reporter at a mass-circulation newspaper who covered a police warning on members of the public not to post pictures of themselves with booze on social media got it wrong.

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