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  • BUSINESS

    Myanmar's new investment push

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 14/01/2019

    » The government of Myanmar is hoping this year will be a watershed for the country's investment and development plans. The emphasis is firmly on liberalisation and attracting foreign investors, as well as involving the local business community in the expected economic resurgence.

  • OPINION

    Late King's wishes for Thai children

    News, Published on 12/01/2019

    » As Thailand celebrates National Children's Day today, I wish to share my recollection of a memorable audience with His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his profound message and wishes for the children of Thailand and the world. I had the great honour to meet the late king on Nov 12, 1998. I was then serving as Unicef's regional director for East Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok. The occasion of my audience with the late king at Chitralada Palace was to accompany visiting Unicef executive director Carol Bellamy. Also accompanying us was the late Thai foreign minister Surin Pitsuwan. ​

  • NEWS

    Malaysian duo caught working illegally

    News, Published on 30/11/2018

    » KRaBI: A traffic official was yesterday hit by a red Porsche, driven by a Singaporean businessman in front of the Forest Resources Management Office on Phetkasem Road.

  • BUSINESS

    Local gaming venture also satisfies players' sweet tooth

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 22/10/2018

    » Thai businessmen, including an heir of the Maleenonts, the major shareholders of Channel 3, have joined with a Japanese businessman to set up a digital entertainment firm to capitalise on the growing gaming market in Thailand.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Aestheticising a stigma

    Life, Published on 18/10/2018

    » Five years ago, at the age of 51, businessman Thanakorn "Chai" Telan decided to drop everything and pursue his passion for the fine arts. Using the camera as his tool of trade, Thanakorn found beauty in light, shadow and the female form. Taking mysterious and dreamlike photographs which inadvertently pay homage to the masters of nude like Ralph Gibson, Man Ray and Edward Weston, Thanakorn's photography led to him being featured in international publications as well as exhibitions in countries like France, Italy and Argentina. Today, his body of work -- under the exhibition name "Papillon" -- can be seen in Charoen Nakhon's The Jam Factory from now until Oct 28.

  • NEWS

    As ever, money the root of many evils in 2018

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 30/12/2018

    » Former DSI chief Tarit Pengdith may have stolen the headlines this month after he received a one-year prison term for his role in the police station construction scandal. However, the team which he once headed handled a number of high-profile cases in 2018.

  • NEWS

    US Defense Secretary Mattis resigns over Syria pullout

    AFP, Published on 21/12/2018

    » WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned on Thursday, leading a chorus of protests at home and abroad after President Donald Trump ordered a complete troop pullout from Syria and a significant withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The power of quiet

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 04/05/2018

    » Malaysian-born Vijay Eswaran is a well rounded personality who carries out his responsibilities as entrepreneur, philanthropist and author to a T.

  • OPINION

    Is Ma's 'magic' really worth weaving?

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 26/04/2018

    » Jack Ma makes a phenomenal success again. During his high-profile trip to Thailand which gained heavy media attention, the businessman announced he would invest more than 11 billion baht in the country.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Narcos heads a stellar list of new Netflix shows and films

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 20/11/2018

    » It's 1980s. It's Mexico. And drug war is all the rage in Netflix's Narcos: Mexico, which continues the legacy of the Narcos saga with a new cast, story and country.

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