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  • OPINION

    The clock is ticking

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 06/05/2014

    » The clock is ticking. It will be known this week, or maybe next week, whether caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and, by extension, her cabinet will survive the scrutiny of the Constitutional Court over the transfer of Thawil Pliensri, secretary-general of Natioinal Security Council - ruled by the Administrative Court to be unfair and an abuse of authority.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Bond's countdown clock still ticks

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 06/11/2015

    » The first shot in Spectre begins above a carnivalesque party during Mexico's Day of the Dead; the camera then comes down to the ground, weaves among the masked revellers dressed as skeletons, glides into a hotel door, up the elevator, out of the elevator, slips into a bedroom where Her Majesty's secret agent kisses a woman, then follows him out of the window -- "I won't be long", he tells her -- then it goes up again to see Bond sneak across the roofs to a spot where he performs his first assassination in this 24th James Bond movie.

  • OPINION

    Military regime can't turn back the clock of progress

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 12/08/2014

    » My memory of one of this country's democratic milestones — the student uprising of Oct 14, 1973 — was my grandmother sobbing while watching His Majesty the King's announcement on TV about a new government replacing the military dictatorship that students had tried to topple.

  • BUSINESS

    The experience of a lifetime

    Business, Darana Chudasri, Published on 25/05/2019

    » Taking a leap onto the first stepping stone, Sooksunt Jiumjaiswanglerg entered Chia Tai Co Ltd as a fresh graduate with hopes of gaining professional experience and broadening his horizons, not knowing he was embarking on a lifetime career move.

  • NEWS

    Phuket fights back against rainy season floods

    News, Achadtaya Chuenniran, Published on 10/03/2019

    » As the upper region braces for the drought, Phuket City is working against the clock to prepare for the floods that will likely hit when the rainy season starts in June.

  • NEWS

    Take a leaf

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/03/2019

    » In the factory grounds of the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) in Pathum Thani's Thanyaburi district, stands an ordinary two-storey building. Small, old and fairly nondescript, it is nevertheless guarded around the clock and equipped with a security system. This is because its upper floor is a restricted zone where the first lot of 140 cannabis plants will be grown for R&D and medical purposes.

  • BUSINESS

    Michelin Guide adds Chiang Mai

    Business, Dusida Worrachaddejchai, Published on 27/04/2019

    » The latest edition of the Michelin Guide will feature Chiang Mai, one of Thailand's top tourism destinations.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Putting Thai food to the test

    Life, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 21/09/2018

    » The clock on the wall turned 10am. The ambience around the student centre building at a Nairobi university was dormant and calm, except a training kitchen where groups of young people, all wearing aprons and caps, busily made a dish. Some measured ingredients while their buddies read recipes out loud; others putt meat into the pot. The scene was almost chaotic with sounds of utensils clanking and bite-sized meat sizzling on frying pans.

  • NEWS

    Cancer patients get final wish

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 10/04/2019

    » After fighting a losing battle against breast cancer, 32-year-old "Nim" had one final wish: She desperately wanted to visit Hua Hin beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan province before her time ran out.

  • LIFESTYLE

    J-pop gone rogue

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 07/04/2019

    » Anyone who's been to Japan (or spent a decent amount of time on the internet) would have probably come across T-shirts with puzzling or badly translated English. Perusing CHAI's pastel-hued website gives you a similar experience except that everything actually makes sense -- "We Are New Exciting Onna (female) Band From Japan! NEO KAWAII ! COMPLEX IS ART!," its meta description announces. A click and a quick scroll down also give you an overview on the group's "NEO KAWAII" ethos, which essentially goes against any notions of the classic kawaii ("You don't need to have big eyes or have skinny legs to be KAWAII! There should be many more types of KAWAII, and everyone is KAWAII in her own way … Our insecurities make us who we are. The insecurities become art. KAWAII is a never-ending journey!").

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