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  • OPINION

    Promotions pose test for Thai lecturers

    Oped, Published on 14/08/2020

    » Thailand is undergoing an unprecedented bottom-up revolt against an entrenched top-down socio-political system. The ongoing youth movement and its campus protests are leading the charge against the shortcomings, flaws and abuses of Thailand's major institutions from the military and police to the judiciary and parliament whose one third in the Senate were chosen by a military junta. Academia is no exception. Although it is supposed to be a bastion of integrity and intellect, research and knowledge, Thai academia suffers from the same top-down hierarchy and stifling power relations that are undermining the country's institutions.

  • WORLD

    Damaged ship leaking oil off Mauritius could split: PM

    AFP, Published on 10/08/2020

    » PORT LOUIS, Mauritius: A ship that ran aground off Mauritius leaking tonnes of oil into the ocean is cracking, the prime minister said Sunday, threatening an even greater ecological and economic disaster for the island nation.

  • LIFE

    A home away from home

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 10/08/2020

    » For British couple Joel and Daniele Bull, the novel coronavirus pandemic has in its own strange way become a blessing in disguise. Originally booked to stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok for about six weeks, the pandemic led them to prolong their stay indefinitely.

  • LIFE

    Your horoscope for 31 July - 6 August

    Guru, Chaiyospol Hemwijit, Published on 31/07/2020

    » Your spot-on horoscope for work, money, couples & singles from the Bangkok Post's famously accurate fortune teller. Let's see how'll you fare this week & beyond!

  • WORLD

    At least 24 Rohingya migrants feared drowned off Malaysia

    AFP, Published on 26/07/2020

    » A Rohingya migrant is feared to be the only survivor from a boat carrying at least two dozen asylum seekers that is believed to have run into difficulty off the Malaysian coast near Thailand, a coastguard official said Sunday.

  • LIFE

    Exploring Bangkok's green lung

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/07/2020

    » Grey clouds have been creeping into the sky over Bang Kachao, the green area in Samut Prakan's Phra Pradaeng district, since morning. Sooner or later, rain will blanket the community to cool down a sweltering day.

  • WORLD

    Stranded on ships, 200,000 seafarers struggle in virus limbo

    AFP, Published on 19/07/2020

    » MANILA: Indian ship worker Tejasvi Duseja is desperate to go home after months stranded offshore by coronavirus border closures and lockdowns that have left more than 200,000 seafarers in limbo.

  • LIFE

    A stroll back in time

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 02/07/2020

    » A refreshing breeze blew from the other side of the river, greeted by cheerfully rustling leaves of land and aquatic plants along its expansive path. Different kinds of egrets, thanks to their sizes and bright white plumage, could easily be spotted foraging near the waterside, but faint chirps in the air also revealed the presence of numerous other birds hiding among the foliage. In the river, a monitor lizard emerged from the dense floating patches of water hyacinth and swam leisurely in the open to the far bank. Meanwhile, along the lively yet tranquil waterway line traditional-style wooden houses built on tall stilts, some with boats moored at the water's edge.

  • THAILAND

    Phuket reopens ports and road crossing

    News, Published on 02/06/2020

    » PHUKET: All entry and exit points by land and water reopened on this southern island province on Monday after Covid-19 lockdown measures were relaxed under an order signed by governor Pakapong Tawipat on Sunday.

  • LIFE

    Fine Arts Department reopens sites for history buffs

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 02/06/2020

    » Following the easing of pandemic control measures, all learning centres, museums, historical parks, libraries and archives under the operation of the Fine Arts Department have reopened their doors to welcome guests.

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