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    B14bn road tipped to cut isle accidents

    News, Achadtaya Chuenniran, Published on 19/09/2018

    » A 13.9-billion-baht expressway project linking tambon Kathu and Patong beach in Phuket is on the cards to further boost tourism and serve as an alternative to an accident-prone route that connects the east of the island to the popular beach, Phuket governor Norapat Plodthong said yesterday.

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    Government slams Thaksin over online posts

    News, Aekarach Sattaburuth, Published on 19/09/2018

    » Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has called for dialogue between old political rivals and also made a jibe at the country's backwardness that was immediately met with retaliatory remarks from the government.

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    North, Isan eyed for growth

    News, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 19/09/2018

    » The cabinet approved in principle a host of development projects yesterday to drive economic growth and competitiveness in 10 northern and northeastern provinces, as it concluded its two-day mobile meeting in Phetchabun.

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    Billions lost to corruption, PACC warns

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 19/09/2018

    » Corruption is estimated to cause 50-100 billion baht in damage to the Thai economy each year, according to a research panel formed by the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC).


    Bitcoin's biggest name forgot rule for selling shovels

    News, Published on 19/09/2018

    » We all know the sage advice that in a gold rush the best thing to do is sell shovels.


    AI risks devastating developing world economies

    News, Published on 19/09/2018

    » Most studies of the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on jobs and the economy have focused on developed countries such as the US and Britain. But through my work as a scientist, technology executive and venture capitalist in the US and China, I've come to believe that the gravest threat AI poses is to emerging economies.


    Defending the indefensible

    News, Editorial, Published on 19/09/2018

    » The conversion of Aung San Suu Kyi from human rights champion to defender of military violence has been painful to watch. The Myanmar leader capped her change last week. At a UN-sponsored conference in Hanoi, she sloughed off questions about the brutal expulsion of 700,000 Rohingya, who now are refugees. Shockingly, she defended the imprisonment of two Myanmar reporters by praising a law written by colonialists to intimidate and punish her own country's citizens.


    30 minutes in Salisbury and two Russians

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 19/09/2018

    » Salisbury is a nice old English city with a fine cathedral, only an hour and a half from London by train, but it doesn't see many Russian tourists in wintertime. It's not as cold as Moscow, but Russians tend to prefer Mediterranean destinations for holiday breaks in early March -- unless, of course, they are planning to kill somebody.


    Land of the unfree

    News, Published on 19/09/2018

    » Re: "Time to lift rights bans", (Editorial, Sept 17).


    Moving towards digital government

    News, Sutapa Amornvivat, Published on 19/09/2018

    » I recently joined a panel discussion at the Ministry of Commerce's forum on technology development and connectivity in the CLMVT (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand) region. Talking about this topic often brings us to physical connectivity like road and rail; while we overlook another important aspect of connectivity especially in this era -- the flow of information or data across countries. This type of connectivity forms a crucial part in supporting sustainable development and shared prosperity.

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