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    Rajabhakti needs glory of transparency

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 10/11/2015

    » Adorned with towering statues of seven great Thai kings of the past, the Rajabhakti Park was intended to be a pride of the army, a larger-than-life display of its dedication to the monarchy.


    What regime needs to do to strengthen Thailand

    News, Desmond Walton, Published on 10/11/2015

    » All leaders have at one time or another fantasised about being freed from the realities and constraints of day to day governing. Think of what could be achieved, they imagine, if we were immune to parliamentary meddling, could tune out the cacophony of special interest lobbying and could silence dissent with the stroke of a pen. Thus unshackled, leaders could focus on the technocratic art of governing: driving economic reform, strengthening critical institutions and tackling challenges made impossibly complex by tangled webs of competing interests. Rule by fiat holds the intriguing possibility of more efficient and effective governance.


    State religion a no-no

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/11/2015

    » The campaign to convince the constitution writers to adopt an official state religion has taken an unfortunately nasty turn. Monks have directly attacked fellow Thai citizens of a different faith, claiming they are on a lower level. Supporters of a constitutional clause setting Buddhism as the official religion of the nation have directly threatened or countenanced violence. These are disturbing events. 


    Return of Adolf Hitler makes for uneasy comedy

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 10/11/2015

    » The movie He's Back, a comedy that revolves around the return of Adolf Hitler to modern-day Germany, is a huge hit. There may be more than meets the eye to this success, however. 


    Weaving scheme will preserve culture

    Business, Phusadee Arunmas, Published on 10/11/2015

    » The Commerce Ministry has initiated a scheme to promote traditional weaving in a bid to raise incomes in local communities while developing new tourism venues and helping to preserve traditional arts and culture.


    Mazda upbeat about overall Asean sales

    Business, Piyachart Maikaew, Published on 10/11/2015

    » Japanese car maker Mazda Motor Corporation remains optimistic about Southeast Asia despite shrinking sales in the region, mainly in Thailand and Indonesia.

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    Nurtured with little nutrients

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 10/11/2015

    » James Roland-Jones came to realise that parents of little ones in Thailand had limited food choices for their babies when he roamed a neighbourhood supermarket seven years ago, hunting for dietary supplements for his seven-month-old son Peter.

  • LIFE

    Singin' them Mekong Delta blues baby

    Life, Alan Parkhouse, Published on 10/11/2015

    » It's fair to say that Stephen Wrench knows a thing or two about music. He was with American band Lynyrd Skynyrd for 21 years and has been involved with some of the biggest names in music worldwide and now runs one of the United States' most successful record and film labels.


    Plans for big science face big hurdles

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 10/11/2015

    » As in so many other things, China's seeking to play a leading role in 21st century science. And it's using a familiar weapon: money.


    Graduating with a sense of freedom

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/11/2015

    » Come graduation season in Thailand, the topic that often pops up on the public radar usually concerns LGBT students and their graduation uniforms. While some universities now allow trans students to dress according to their gender identity, many others still hold on to the ancient rule that dictates males wear trousers and females skirts. Even on a special day like graduation, there's no exception to the rules.

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