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    Out with the outdated Thai regime

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 25/12/2013

    » A friend of mine who is a businessman was asked why he was not out in the streets protesting. Is he not against corruption? But of course, he’s against corruption. In fact, he hates it so much that he has filed a lawsuit against a certain government ministry over unethical practices.

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    Going on the attack

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 17/06/2011

    » Democrat leaders seem to have decided that simply pushing their policies is not a winning strategy.

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    An Ithaca idyll with Surin Pitsuwan

    News, Philip J Cunningham, Published on 04/12/2017

    » During Surin Pitsuwan's visit to Ithaca, New York, this past September, a barbecue party was arranged by long-time family friends who live on the edge of town where the still lush and green rural surroundings could at a glance be mistaken for rural Thailand. Chickens cackled in a nearby coop and birdsong was everywhere in the air.

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    'Memory' frames 22nd Book Expo

    Business, Nanat Suchiva, Published on 21/10/2017

    » Sales of books at the 22nd Book Expo Thailand are expected to thrive, boosted by print memorabilia, exhibitions and activities related to the late King Bhumibol.

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    A variety of attractions at Book Expo

    Life, Published on 18/10/2017

    » Book Expo Thailand will kick-start today with an exciting array of books of all genres and interesting exhibitions and activities running until Oct 29, at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Ratchadaphisek Road. It's open daily from 10am-9pm.

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    A bitter pill to swallow

    Spectrum, Published on 07/05/2017

    » In December last year, rocker Artiwara Kongmalai completed a 400-kilometre charity marathon to raise funds for Bang Saphan Hospital in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Better known as Toon Bodyslam, the lead singer of rock band Bodyslam ran from Bangkok to Bang Saphan in 10 days during which he hoped to raise 63 million baht. The donations are still coming in.

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    Perils of police reform

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/07/2017

    » I'm glad that PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is reforming the police at long last, but he shouldn't reinvent the wheel. In 2006, then-prime minister Gen Surayud Chulanont, former army chief and member of our beloved King Rama IX's Privy Council, appointed retired Pol Gen Vasit Dejkunjorn, former chief of police, to head a distinguished commission for this very purpose.

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    Thanong: 'I'd do the same again'

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 02/07/2017

    » Former finance minister Thanong Bidaya has insisted he made the right decision in opting to float the baht in July 1997.

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    Children need more than mottos

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 09/01/2015

    » One of the most difficult tasks for Thailand's prime minister this time of the year is to creatively reinvent a motto for Wan Dek, or National Children's Day, which is tomorrow.

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    Rules of the game

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/08/2016

    » If someone illegally takes control of a ship its called piracy and it's a very serious offence. When people interfere with the planned flight of an aircraft it's known as hijacking and carries a severe punishment. One would think an even greater offence would be the illegal ousting of an elected government by an armed group, commonly known as a coup d'etat which in some countries would carry the most extreme penalty.

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