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  • NEWS

    EC ready for selection of 50 senators

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 06/09/2018

    » The Election Commission (EC) is ready to proceed with the selection of senators, which is likely to be completed within 90 days of the process starting.

  • OPINION

    Resettlement plan a sham

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/12/2017

    » Myanmar's government has unveiled a plan to repatriate Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh. In essence, the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, in what is known as a "phased return", will allow some returnees, beginning early next year, but not to their original villages, homes and land. It will build camps to "resettle" the Rohingya indefinitely. As the United Nations' refugee organisation and key international groups have said, the plan is unacceptable.

  • BUSINESS

    Expenses paid to 'unidentifiable' parties

    Business, Lawalliance Limited Company, Published on 23/02/2016

    » All business enterprises from time to time may encounter a situation in which they make payments to a recipient, but its identity cannot be proved to the satisfaction of tax authorities. We are not talking about a payment made in a sham transaction simply to receive a tax deduction but a payment that completely fulfils the cardinal rules such as those made on an arm's-length basis and exclusively spent for business purposes.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Nun the wiser

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 27/05/2018

    » How wonderful to be back in the Land of Smiles after my week-long sojourn to Italy, as documented in this column last week.

  • OPINION

    Free pass for Premchai

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/04/2018

    » Re: 'Threat to justice', (Editorial, April 9).

  • BUSINESS

    Gaya route back for pilgrims

    Business, Boonsong Kositchotethana, Published on 08/07/2017

    » Bhutan Airlines will reintroduce flights from Bangkok to the ancient historical city of Gaya in northeast India with increased capacity to match the expected higher travel demand.

  • BUSINESS

    GST jumble

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 29/05/2017

    » Naseem is a confused man. The owner of two department stores in Ghaziabad, a city just east of Delhi, he is worried that the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) is going to damage his sales.

  • OPINION

    Bad flood dreams

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/05/2017

    » Not surprisingly the better part of Bangkok flooded during the heavy rain in the early morning of May 16 and it looks like the BMA once again was caught off guard. We live in the Bang Na area just opposite Central City and since the last rainy season ended all the equipment used to pump out water has just been left without any sign of regular maintenance. Suddenly required, the BMA will have to get hold of technicians, required spares, operators, etc.

  • NEWS

    Well Sam, that was not in the script

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 01/10/2016

    » Whatever one's opinion of Sam Allardyce, he struck a very sad figure as he left Wembley on Tuesday after losing his dream job as England manager. It was just sinking in that he had thrown away the biggest opportunity of his lifetime after 67 days and just one game.

  • OPINION

    Rules of the game

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/08/2016

    » If someone illegally takes control of a ship its called piracy and it's a very serious offence. When people interfere with the planned flight of an aircraft it's known as hijacking and carries a severe punishment. One would think an even greater offence would be the illegal ousting of an elected government by an armed group, commonly known as a coup d'etat which in some countries would carry the most extreme penalty.

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