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    Life, love, liberation

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 15/09/2017

    » In the sole Thai film showing at Toronto International Film Festival this week, a soap opera star stuck in a loveless marriage tangles with an eccentric hitman and a powerful cult. Samui Song is the latest feature film by Thai director Pen-ek Ratanaruang, who's fashioned a crime thriller that also plays as a critique of many things: patriarchal oppression, faux-Buddhism, public healthcare and the act of cinema-making itself.

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    About politics

    News, Published on 18/03/2017

    » Politicians of all hues have put aside their differences to remember Yuwadee Tunyasiri v Pathum Thani monks reticent about finding fault with Phra Dhammajayo v City police chief Sanit gets a temporary reprieve from the Ombudsman

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    LH founder surprised by DSI summons

    Business, Published on 19/05/2017

    » Land and Houses Plc (LH), one of the country's largest housing developers, is playing down the Department of Special Investment (DSI) summons of its founder and major shareholder, Anant Asavabhokin, to answer money-laundering charges over land sales tied to an embezzlement case.

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    Breaking bad news

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 27/01/2017

    » Now that 2016 is finally over, we can rest assured that all the bull**** and f**kery it brought with it will never be repeated. Right? RIGHT?! Bleh, who knows what the future has in store for us. Let's face it, this time last year the thought of Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States probably made you spit out your coffee or, if you're a hipster, choke on your kale juice. But then again, never say never, right?

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    A lesson in moderation

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 10/07/2017

    » When the Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on living life in moderation more than 2,500 years ago, he might not have appreciated the fact that people are greedy these days.

  • News & article

    Here's the Pattaya 'rub'

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/03/2017

    » Re: "Sandcastles, seafood, but sorry, no sex", (Opinion, March 5).

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    Phra Dhammajayo's arrest rests with OAG, says Justice Minister

    Aekarach Sattaburuth, Published on 22/11/2016

    » Phra Dhammajayo can be arrested only if the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) decides to indict him in court, Justice Ministe Paiboon Koomchaya said on Monday.

  • News & article

    Thailand through the looking glass

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 01/01/2017

    » Well, here we are on the first day of a brand new year. It is customary at this time for newspaper columnists and other bores to predict what's going to happen in the world in the coming 12 months. Let's just hope it's a bit more cheery than the past year, which has been quite awful.

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    Monk to sue over amulet row

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 12/04/2017

    » Activist monk Phra Buddha Isara has rejected claims he is guilty of lese majeste for allegedly producing Buddhist amulets eight years ago bearing the emblem of the late King and now plans to take legal action against his accuser, the police said yesterday.

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    Lost in translation

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/03/2017

    » I enjoyed Somsak Pola's comments in his March 2 letter, "Writing without rules" about the Thai vs English languages. However I take exception to: "The problem with Grade 6 students, however, is not regarding writing. It is about misspelling, using slang and colloquialisms which should be easy to fix. Mai pen rai."

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