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    Junta fuels rap views

    News, Postbag, Published on 29/10/2018

    » The rap song <i>Prathet Ku Mee</i> by Rap Against Dictatorship has gone viral (BP, Oct 27). It was spurred on with publicity it could only dream of thanks to the adverse reaction to it by the junta and our ever-busy police force. Of course I have not looked at the video on YouTube as I don't wish to get into trouble, but I'm told it is a corny imitation of African-American rap stars, complete with compulsory obscenities and gang-related hand waving.


    Too good to be true

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 01/02/2016

    » Yank oceanographer Clive Cussler, on his own and with co-authors, has been penning adventure stories for decades -- all about the sea, and dry land to an extent. In his own boat, the author employs old maps to search for centuries-sunk ships. He's not a treasure-hunter, handing over the doubloons and other items he stumbles across to the proper authorities.

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    Elon Musk viciously attacks Chiang Rai cave diver

    Published on 06/09/2018

    » Elon Musk has once again attacked the British Chiang Rai resident who helped rescue the Wild Boars boys' football team, but this time calling him a "child rapist."


    A shrink seductress

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 20/10/2017

    » It is said that men are potential rapists and women are potential prostitutes. What is not said is there are more than a few exceptions to this rule. Perhaps more accurately, they mentally undress one another when they meet, or in passing. And who says men have the stronger libidos?


    Phangnga gang rape case rattles nation

    News, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 10/09/2017

    » The general public was shocked to learn of a horrific crime this week -- the gang rape of a 14-year-old girl in Phangnga's Takua Thung district last year. Their initial shock was perhaps only amplified when they found out that at least 40 men from the village of Ban Koh Raet in tambon Lo-yung were facing accusations of their involvement in several episodes of rape.


    Put people before military

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/10/2017

    » Over the past few years I have noticed some nice developments in Bangkok, such as repaired sidewalks, reduced amount of sidewalk clutter, and more green spaces.

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    Men and their mistresses

    Spectrum, Published on 24/09/2017

    » After Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's suggestion of gik laws banning infidelity made headlines, he claimed he had been joking because "housewives in the audience looked sleepy so I was threatening their husbands".

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    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.


    A crime-busting dog

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 18/11/2016

    » What is the most intelligent animal? Orangutans, dolphins and pigs are in competition for that honour. Yank author Robert Crais claims dogs. Training hones their natural skills. They have the advantage of hearing that is seven times sharper than man's, not to mention their sharp sense of smell.


    Redressing history

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 24/11/2016

    » Two new plays have examined the notion of 'justice'. One digs into the political history of Chile and Thailand, the other takes us inside an American jury room

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