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  • NEWS

    Army general appointed new NSC chief

    Published on 01/09/2015

    » The cabinet on Tuesday appointed an army general, Thawip Netniyom, to succeed Anusit Kunakorn as the National Security Council (NSC) secretary-general when he retires at the end of this month.

  • NEWS

    Army reshuffle sees loyalists appointed

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 03/09/2018

    » The annual military reshuffle has seen the appointment of assistant army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong as the new army chief -- a position perceived to be critical to smoothing the way for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to reclaim his premiership and stay on in power after the next election.

  • OPINION

    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.

  • LEARNING

    Shans celebrate National Day

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 08/02/2013

    » Bangkok Post photograph Patipat Janthong crossed into the Shan State of Myanmar to cover National Day celebrations, held openly for the first time since a truce was signed with the Myanmar government.

  • OPINION

    Throwing the cat among the pigeons

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 30/09/2018

    » The rapidly increasing numbers of pigeons (nok pilab) has ruffled a few official feathers in Bangkok. There was bit of a flap after authorities warned that citizens caught feeding the birds would face a stiff fine, explaining the pigeons were spreading disease. These birds divide opinion, some calling them "rats with wings", others more generously "doves without the PR".

  • OPINION

    Land of the unfree

    News, Published on 19/09/2018

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

  • LIFESTYLE

    Family business

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 21/09/2018

    » The tagline goes "Blasting mountains, torching huts". That's how the action films of Chalong Pakdivijit are usually described, for his legendary productions are known to be full of explosions, gunfire, intense fighting and villages being burned at the hands of the villains before the heroes arrive to save them. For five decades Chalong, now an 87-year-old National Artist, has been Thailand's best-known action auteur, on both the cinema and television screens.

  • OPINION

    Promises, promises

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 19/08/2018

    » The general prime minister is off to the South this week. The trip to Chumphon has been planned for a while, so the irony is coincidental.

  • NEWS

    Army regions warn against canvassing

    News, Published on 02/01/2018

    » Regional army commanders have warned politicians against canvassing for support during the festive period while revealing soldiers have been deployed to shadow certain targets.

  • NEWS

    Army chief warns Suthep, 'No politics'

    Published on 29/07/2015

    » Army chief Udomdej Sitabutr warned Suthep Thaugsuban on Wednesday to avoid making political comments when he makes his first public statement on Thursday after leaving the monkhood.

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