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  • EASY NEWS

    Nightlife to resume, some foreigners allowed in

    Gary Boyle, Published on 29/06/2020

    » All night entertainment venues will open their doors again on Wednesday and some foreigners will be allowed into the country, but not tourists, as virus lockdown restrictions are further eased.

  • OPINION

    22 New Rules of (Not) Clubbing

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 26/06/2020

    » Have you seen the draft list of 22 measures said to be applied to night-time entertainment venues once they are allowed to reopen? It will be submitted to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today, ahead of the fifth phase of Covid-19 curb-easing. While some of the measures are to be expected, a few rules have raised eyebrows as they don't sound conducive to reopening. Worse still, it seems that the person who suggested these new regulations has never put foot into a nightspot before.

  • OPINION

    New norms that don't make much sense

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 05/06/2020

    » The phrase "new normal" has become the new cliché as Thailand eases restrictions on businesses and activities. You can go to a cinema without having to worry if anyone will see you bawl your eyes out during an emotional scene since the seats around you are empty. As we learn to live with new norms of everyday life, you may come across some that don't seem to make much sense. Here are a few for your entertainment.

  • OPINION

    Will Yingluck be allowed to leave?

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 18/07/2014

    » The big question now is: Will Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, head of the National Council for Peace and Order, retract the decision allowing former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave the country for a European tour from July 20-Aug 10 now the National Anti-Corruption Commission has decided to indict her for malfeasance in office for gross negligence in overseeing the rice pledging scheme?

  • EASY NEWS

    No diving allowed

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 21/01/2011

    » Over 80% of the coral at 14 popular diving sites have been damaged, resulting in a lengthy closure

  • OPINION

    Hairy situation

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 10/07/2020

    » Schools are back in session and so is the debate over the student hairstyle. A new batch of pictures of students whose hair got cut or shaved poorly against their will, as a form of punishment, by their teachers has been recently circulated online. We're probably getting another set once the next hair inspection day comes. Last Friday, student activists submitted a petition to the Ministry of Education asking for clarity over the hairstyle rule. You see, the ministry has already allowed students to wear their hair long so long as it's neat and complies with other conditions. However, a few schools still take it upon themselves to cut students' hair that they deem "inappropriate".

  • THAILAND

    Hope, fear as kingdom's gates creak ajar

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 05/07/2020

    » Tourism operators and residents in five southern tourist destinations which may open up to foreign travellers next month are optimistic about the government's travel bubble scheme.

  • THAILAND

    A touch of the 'art de vivre'

    News, Published on 13/07/2020

    » France is opening the door to Thailand, its oldest partner in Southeast Asia, again after the coronavirus outbreak saw international flights suspended for nearly four months.

  • BUSINESS

    Govt backs SFIF contribution cut

    News, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 01/07/2020

    » The cabinet on Tuesday allowed specialised financial institutions to halve their contribution to the Specialised Financial Institution Development Fund (SFIF) to 0.125% of deposit base for two years, starting this year.

  • LIFE

    Locked up for wildlife

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 10/07/2020

    » To create awareness for the millions of caged wild animals worldwide, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) founder Edwin Wiek will be locked up in a cage from today at noon. Wiek will be using the same cage that was home for 32 years to a chimpanzee named Canoe in Bangkok.

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