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  • NEWS

    Doubts on pot use linger over amended drug law

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 22/02/2019

    » Experts are saying that both users and producers of marijuana-based drugs for medical purposes will face numerous restrictions under the amended Narcotics Act, despite the fact the government had just legalised the medical use of marijuana.

  • NEWS

    Activists rally against pot patent requests

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 15/11/2018

    » A group of local activists on Wednesday urged the Department of Intellectual Property to withdraw drug patent requests for cannabis extract.

  • OPINION

    Pot calls kettle black

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/11/2016

    » Re: "Regime pushes ahead with rice scheme", (BP, Nov 1).

  • LIFESTYLE

    A culinary melting pot

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 28/08/2016

    » Think of a favourite dish and then consider the various ingredients that come together to make it. You'll see that they are drawn from many different sources, some of them borrowed from other culinary traditions. One good example is pad Thai. Almost everything that goes into it is Chinese, from the small-gauge rice noodles to the tofu, beansprouts, hua chai po (Chinese turnip), Chinese leeks, dried shrimp, peanuts and even the duck eggs (in the past, ducks in Thailand were raised by Chinese). In terms of its ingredients, this familiar dish is Chinese from top to bottom, although whether it was a Thai or a Chinese cook who first prepared it, I don't know.

  • NEWS

    The pot isboiling over

    News, Published on 03/01/2015

    » The task of writing the constitution has been compared to cooking, with many cooks in danger of spoiling the broth.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Bangkok dreams

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/04/2019

    » To any outsider visiting Bangkok for the first time, the first word they might use describe the city would probably be "chaos". From the polarity of old and modern, rich and poor, nature and synthetic, it's a lot for anyone to take in.

  • OPINION

    Democratic justice

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/04/2019

    » I wish to thank the 12 diplomats and their respective democratic countries for finally supporting the Thai people. Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai's comment, "It's an intervention in our justice system" is a joke. Without a truly democratically elected government there is no justice.

  • OPINION

    Army always rules

    News, Published on 08/04/2019

    » Re: "Old guard can't halt the turning tide", (Opinion, April 6). Wasant Techawongtham argues succinctly that Thai elites won't be more successful than King Canute in turning back a potential and youthful democratic wave.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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