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  • LIFE

    Stamping out domestic abuse

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 08/03/2021

    » As a spokesperson for the Thammasat University Student Union, Siwakorn Thatsanasorn is sociable and likes to help people out. One day, when she was in her neighbourhood, she noticed a girl who had a head injury and was crying. Out of concern, Siwakorn visited the girl's house and talked to her parents.


    Akara Resources to face DSI probe over alleged proxy use

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 06/03/2021

    » The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) will investigate Akara Resources Plc -- a gold mining company operating in the northeastern region -- after it was accused of using proxy shareholders by a civic group.


    Regenerating life amid the Covid-19 pandemic

    Oped, Published on 05/03/2021

    » On the walls of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where I work, there is a print by artist Raymond Pettibon. It shows a swath of blue paint above the words, "Yes, but alas, the blue sky has been repainted. By restoration, there is no telling how much you have lost."


    We want answers

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 04/03/2021

    » Re: "The 'first shot' drama shows up a sickly govt" and "Listening to public is key to successful jab push", (Opinion, March 2).


    'Guillotine' regulations to lift economy

    Oped, Published on 24/02/2021

    » The second wave of Covid-19 in Thailand has proved to be challenging to our economic team. Previously, the government has introduced several relief measures to curb the economic impacts from the pandemic including (1) Monetary policy when BoT cut the policy interest rate and (2) Fiscal policies which are about taxs break and government expenditure stimulus programmes e.g. "The 50-50 co-payment scheme". Despite the relief programme, the Thai economy hasn't yet recovered and even slowed down now those schemes are over.


    Pavements still a problem

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 24/02/2021

    » Among the many pain points of living in Bangkok, the struggle with poorly designed, shabbily made pavements must be ranked among the worst. Numerous complaints have been made in this regard.


    DOE adds skills to officers for the inspection and screening of Thai workers who want to work in foreign countries to make sure they don’t have a criminal record and are drug free.

    Published on 22/02/2021

    » Mr. Suchart Pornchaiwisetkul, Director-General of the Department of Employment (DOE), has revealed that Mr. Suchart Chomklin, Ministry of Labour (MOL), has concerns about the increasing cases of drug addiction among Thai workers, who want to travel to foreign countries for employment. The rise in addiction is not just a cause of concern for workers’ health and quality of life, but also for how it negatively impacts their performance in the workplace and the effect this has on confidence in the Thai labour market, overseas.


    Air pollution caused 160,000 deaths in big cities last year: NGO

    AFP, Published on 18/02/2021

    » KUALA LUMPUR - Serious pollution caused around 160,000 premature deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year, even as air quality improved in some places due to coronavirus lockdowns, an environmental group said Thursday.

  • TECH

    The benefits and risks of neural interfaces

    Life, James Hein, Published on 17/02/2021

    » This week is dedicated to the brain-computer interface, or BCI. For some time now, sci-fi movies and TV series have presented the idea of a mind-to-computer interface that controls technology, retrieves information and displays it on virtual screens. Meanwhile, in the background, a number of companies have been working on this and the technology is close to realising some of the outcomes only seen in fiction so far.


    The time is right for Thailand to join the CPTPP

    News, Published on 16/02/2021

    » No more dillydallying. Thailand should join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Otherwise, the "unpreparedness syndrome" will continue to reign in the "hearts and minds" of concerned policy and opinion-makers, further downgrading the country's potential and ability to join free trade arrangements (FTAs) in the future. The economic slowdown wrought by Covid-19 further demands the promotion of trade and investment as well as the country's competitiveness.

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