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  • OPINION

    Thailand's tale told via 'The Nation'

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 28/06/2019

    » Nearly five decades ago, The Nation newspaper started out as a pro-democracy, anti-military news organisation. It was fiercely independent and invariably hard-hitting vis-à-vis the powers-that-be. An English-language newspaper owned by Thais from the outset, it prided itself for having neither fear nor favour. Its lamentable expiry as a print newspaper today -- an online version will continue -- provides multiple parallels for Thailand's contemporary political history, ongoing polarisation and the changing nature of the business of journalism worldwide.

  • OPINION

    Fanatics make a mockery of our democracy

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 18/06/2019

    » Is hegemony an option for a military regime on the verge of establishing a new government?

  • OPINION

    The real reason Grab is winning: service

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Taxi and motorcycle taxi drivers in the capital were once again up in arms last week when they heard that their arch-rival Grab Thailand, the local operating arm of the Singapore-based start-up hailing service app, might be getting the green light by the government to operate legally.

  • LIFE

    Born again

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 26/06/2019

    » Life in showbiz can be a roller-coaster ride. One day, you are one of the most in-demand singers. The next you could suddenly face a vague future. That's how two former members of the band Room 39 -- Olran Chujai and Chutimon Vitchitrisadee -- felt when their group of three disbanded earlier this year after Isara Kitnitchee, winner of the popular singing contest The Mask Singer Season One, decided to not renew a contract with their music label LoveIs.

  • BUSINESS

    Prayut's order seeks to bring illegal hotels into line

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 14/06/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has exercised the all-powerful Section 44 to bring more than 20,000 illegal hotels and accommodation services nationwide under better state control and boost safety for guests.

  • BUSINESS

    Long overdue, or a step too far?

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 20/05/2019

    » Thailand faces unique threats from cyber-attacks that will only increase as the economy becomes more digitised. With the passage of the Cybersecurity Act, the government seeks to aggressively confront the problem with enforcement power, but some experts fear that such power could be abused and lacks proper oversight.

  • BUSINESS

    Expect a slowdown after healthy Q1 performance

    Business, Published on 18/05/2019

    » While the earnings of SET-listed companies fell year-on-year in the first quarter, they were up sharply from the quarter before and also beat consensus estimates by 8.9%, attributable to both normal operations (2% of core earnings) and non-operational items.

  • OPINION

    Time for a Seoul-Tokyo peace pact

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/08/2019

    » I love kimchi and I love ramen. I love the bushido way of life and Japanese humility, and I love South Koreans' resilience and devotion to education that helped them lift their country from poverty after World War II to become an Asian economic powerhouse. And in my opinion, both South Koreans and Japanese are among the nicest people in the world.

  • OPINION

    Govt must invest to win war on drugs

    News, Published on 27/07/2019

    » Like its predecessors, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government has vowed to put an end to the illicit narcotics trade, especially in the restive three southernmost provinces. Yet, the question remains of how it will turn these promises into action.

  • THAILAND

    Fighting for hilltribes' rights

    News, Thana Boonlert, Published on 10/06/2019

    » When the House convened early on the morning of May 25 to vote for the House Speaker, Nattaphon Suepsakwong was among 498 MPs who took the oath of office. However, he had made the longest journey to the parliament because he is a hilltribe man.

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