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  • NEWS

    Revolution's legacy back from the brink

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 25/06/2017

    » Meanings assigned to specific persons and objects change through time. Once they were defined as supreme, then redefined as degenerate and consigned to oblivion.

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    The mother of all crimes

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 25/06/2017

    » After a childhood spent moving from one household to another, Pornthip "Rung" Kulnanun thought that she was set to finally settle down at the home of her birth mother. The 10-year-old girl had been moving around since she was born.

  • BUSINESS

    Khao Yai: Slipping down from peak status

    Spectrum, Published on 25/06/2017

    » Sales of residential property in Khao Yai have decreased significantly compared with the heady days of 2010-13, largely because most of the residences launched in the past few years remain on the market.

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    What has happened to Khana Ratsadon's architectural heritage?

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 25/06/2017

    » Eighty-five years after Khana Ratsadon staged a coup which ended Thailand's absolute monarchy, its architectural heritage faces oblivion. Some buildings have been forgotten. Some have been demolished. Most are not protected by the law. Just like Khana Ratsadon's controversial figures who have been given different accounts of their acts. Chatri Prakitnonthakan, associate professor at Silpakorn University's Faculty of Architecture, a specialist in Khana Ratsadon's architectural legacy, reviews their current status.

  • NEWS

    Bordering on a bootleg crisis

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 18/06/2017

    » On a day of heavy downpour, Rapiphat was starting his morning by cleaning the front of his one-storey shophouse that sells construction equipment in Trat province. Afterwards, while sipping coffee at the kitchen table, he spotted a truck hurtling along the road coming from the Cambodian border towards Trat town at high speed. That's when his otherwise normal morning took a turn.

  • NEWS

    Here by the grace of Allah

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 18/06/2017

    » The black-and-white photograph he holds has the solemn face of a man he's never met. But the man is attracted to him the most.

  • BUSINESS

    Much ado about Airbnb

    Spectrum, Published on 11/06/2017

    » Thailand welcomed a record-high 32.6 million foreign tourists last year, an increase of 9% from the year before. Hotels had an average occupancy rate of 77.5%, an increase of around 1.9 percentage points. With strong occupancy and arrival growth, the average daily rate of hotels of all grades in Bangkok increased to 3,371 baht, an improvement of 3% from a year earlier. Clearly, Thailand is a popular place to visit and there is strong demand for places to stay, but current laws prohibit owners from renting their private properties at a daily rate on Airbnb.

  • NEWS

    Victims or criminals?

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 11/06/2017

    » We live in two overlapping worlds -- one is safe, the other is not. This is the motto of drug users arriving at the house in the "white zone", as they put it.

  • NEWS

    Fatal attraction: falling for a killer news story

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 11/06/2017

    » For criminal suspect Preeyanuch "Preaw" Nonwangchai, being the star of a high-profile murder case has landed her more publicity than punishment. For the past two weeks, the 24-year-old's face has been seen on the front page of every newspaper and every TV channel in Thailand. People's attention has been held rapt by the young woman who allegedly killed and dismembered her victim in a viral criminal case.

  • NEWS

    Deep southern comfort

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 04/06/2017

    » After living a happy life with her family in Pattani's Sai Buri district, Janjira Prasatsin faced an incident that completely turned her life upside down when her policeman husband was shot dead in 2003.

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