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  • LIFESTYLE

    Spice as religion

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 24/02/2019

    » An old Thai national dish that will continue to excite palates long into the future is nam prik -- or spicy dip. Every region in Thailand has its nam prik with its own unique characteristics. It can be consumed daily and it's affordable. It's quite nutritious, too, despite some seasoning to spice up the flavours.

  • NEWS

    PM fails to placate South over religion

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 28/08/2016

    » Efforts by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to limit the damage caused by the clause on religion in the new constitution have drawn only mild support in the South where fears have been raised of Buddhism being given higher status than Islam.

  • OPINION

    Losing (and rediscovering) my religion

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 04/04/2016

    » In the recent wake of terrorist atrocities -- most infamously done in the name of religion -- I could not help but question my own line of faith that is Buddhism. Or perhaps "reconnect" would be a better way to put it, as a so-called modern day millennial who isn't a very avid temple-goer.

  • OPINION

    A no-win situation

    News, Postbag, Published on 04/03/2019

    » Re: "India and Pakistan are both losing in Kashmir", (Opinion, March 2).

  • OPINION

    Freedom of temple, religion must be assured

    News, Suranand Vejjajiva, Published on 28/02/2017

    » The cat and mouse game the government is playing with Phra Dhammajayo, the revered leader of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, and his disciples has become a stand-off that is further dividing the nation. There are lessons and implications that all Thais, Buddhist or not, need to think about.

  • LIFESTYLE

    In her art, religion and ruins

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 19/01/2017

    » Last Friday inside the Singapore Art Museum, Pannaphan Yodmanee tiptoed around her giant art installation, an arrangement of ruins and pagodas scattered on the floor, as she tried to find the best spot for a portrait. Once able to set her feet down properly, the commotion started.

  • OPINION

    Xmas spirit a Thai virtue

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/12/2018

    » The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ is one of the few holidays so widely marked. It may not be a holiday in Thailand, but there is probably no one unaware of Christmas. Many Christians criticise the commercial atmosphere, but there's really no escaping it. The giving of gifts and the "Christmas spirit" of peace and joy is worth noting by everyone, everywhere.

  • NEWS

    Brunei bans Christmas public displays

    Published on 08/01/2015

    » BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN — Brunei recently banned Christmas decorations in public areas in the oil-rich kingdom as part of the Islamic legal and moral code implemented in May last year, according to the country's religious affairs officials.

  • NEWS

    'Magical snake' in inflatable pool

    Online Reporters, Published on 04/10/2015

    » Two photos of a "holy man" swimming in an inflatable pool and surrounded by worshippers have drawn attention from Thai social media users.

  • NEWS

    Phra Kasem agrees to defrock

    Online Reporters, Published on 18/01/2015

    » A Phetchabun monk who admitted to having sex with a male discipline has left the monkhood after being put under pressure by the National Buddhism Office and lay people, reports said.

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