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    Put Thais before THAI

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 20/06/2020

    » I fully agree with Chartchai Parasuk in his June 18 article that "Thai Airways will require 100 billion baht to make up for past and future losses. Without an initial cash bailout, it is almost pointless to discuss business restructuring.

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    All aboard the train to nowhere

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 03/06/2020

    » A new train has left the platform, plunging its passengers through a frozen wasteland on board the engine that perpetually circumnavigates the planet.

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    A plea for reason

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 01/06/2020

    » What's going on with netizens today? A few years ago they said that the internet would be a new medium to bring people closer together, but why does it seem now that these technologies are tearing us apart? In this age of new communication, technologies and social media have made it easier for us to stay in touch with the people we care about, like family members and friends, and even strangers from different places and cultures around the world. However, what this comes with is a dark side of being so connected.

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    The Latin explosion

    Guru, Published on 04/10/2019

    » Many Latin-themed bars have popped up across Bangkok in the last few years, but Flamenco sets itself apart with an eclectic design that looks like an upper-class Spanish house. The walls are splashed with maroon-red and luminous gold colours, while carpets and velvet furniture adorn the floor. The space, while feels intimate, is quite extensive with divided zones of a cigar room, a live-stage next to the dance floor, a moderate-sized outdoor seating area and a lounge that comes with large steel structures, built purposely to fit more than 100 bottle of spirits. There's also a greater focus on music with live-performances by different bands nightly. Check their monthly calendar to see if it's either swing, jazz or blues that'll take the stage the night you're planning to hit the club.

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    The cure for (some of) what ails you

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 13/05/2020

    » The herbal tea is dark green. The smell is not that appealing. Only a small sip can leave a long-lasting bitterness in your mouth. Fah talai jone, or green chireta, is known for its extreme bitterness. The King of Bitters has been used for the treatment of some sickness like the flu and sore throat for centuries in Asian countries such as Thailand, China and India.

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    Modern world leaders are just walking cliches

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 30/07/2019

    » One of the most striking things about Boris Johnson, who became UK prime minister, is how precisely he fits the stereotype of the eccentric upper-class Brit. With his elevation, Britain joins several major nations led by people who embody their national stereotypes and not the best of them at that. However, it could be argued that it's leaders defying such cliches who take their countries forward.

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    Senators seen as PM puppets

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 15/05/2019

    » At least 160 or two-thirds of the 250 newly appointed senators are close associates of the regime with military or police backgrounds, sparking criticism that the Upper House is a tool to extend the regime's rule, which critics say would renew political conflict and create a fresh impasse.

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    Misguided myopia of asking the rich

    Oped, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 24/04/2020

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's initiative to seek more cooperation and assistance from Thailand's 20 wealthiest billionaires is understandable. Thailand needs all the help it can get to handle and manage the social and economic ravages of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. But making an appeal in writing from the top to the country's richest is short-sighted and misguided on many levels. It displays a government at the end of its tether and a leader who is being forced to own up to mismanaging the country for the past six years.

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    Grace, beauty from the RBSO

    Life, Published on 14/04/2020

    » An essential part of the life of any healthy, growing symphony orchestra are the eagerly anticipated visits of various different guest conductors, in order to provide artistic variety and to complement the ongoing work and development executed by an ensemble's incumbent music director. An example of what a positive effect this can have was provided recently at the Thailand Cultural Centre, when German conductor Golo Berg had his first collaboration with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, providing expert accompaniment for Thai piano soloist Natnaree Suwanpotipra in Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor, and demonstrating masterly control of structure in the expansive canvas of Brahms' Symphony No.3 In F Major.

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    Phuket fights back against rainy season floods

    News, Achadtaya Chuenniran, Published on 10/03/2019

    » As the upper region braces for the drought, Phuket City is working against the clock to prepare for the floods that will likely hit when the rainy season starts in June.

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