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    Mixed year for Asean chair

    News, Published on 31/12/2019

    » Thailand achieved a great deal during its 2019 chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) under the theme of "Advancing Partnership for Sustainability", yet there is still much to be done as the kingdom officially passes the baton to Vietnam tomorrow.

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    Slow growth hits airlines

    News, Kamolwat Praprutitum, Published on 29/12/2019

    » Most people would be all too willing to open their wallets for cheap flight tickets. But dumping ticket prices to stay ahead of the competition could cause more harm than good on airlines if they are not careful.

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    Bangkok's creative city tag to spur the economy

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 08/12/2019

    » What pictures come to mind when you think about the design of buildings and landscape in Bangkok? Are they images of pavements dotted with potholes and rows of amputated trees with spaghetti-knot power lines or does Bangkok's landscape display a hodgepodge of traditional and contemporary design with historical temples nestled among high-rises, and majestic royal palaces coexisting with modern-day architecture?

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    Political indifference fuels air-pollution crisis

    News, Published on 24/11/2019

    » There is no way of putting it, say leading academics, other than that this government is ill-equipped to stop the air pollution crisis from spiralling out of control. Despite proclamations, like Natural Resources and Environment Minister Warawut Silpa-archa's goal to solve the PM2.5 problem by 2022, the policy-making culture seems to be blind to what nature is telling us. Instead, lawmakers downplay threats to human health, allowing conflicts of interest to overshadow meaningful advances toward solutions.

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    China rolls into heart of Southeast Asia

    News, Thana Boonlert, Published on 21/10/2019

    » Xi'an International Inland Port Multimodal Transportation Company has unveiled China's plan to launch a freight service from Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi province, to Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, by the end of this year under the much-touted Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

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    Rebuilding Korea's burnt bridges

    News, Published on 07/10/2019

    » This year represents a significant year for the development of Asean-South Korea relations under South Korean President Moon Jae-in's New Southern Policy, especially with the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations between the two. Thailand is also the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) chairman this year.

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    Cracking down on meth

    News, Published on 06/10/2019

    » The large hauls of drugs seized in Thailand, Australia and New Zealand earlier this year have renewed calls for crackdowns, which go beyond just those three countries.

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    Peace pact aims for smoother waters

    News, Thana Boonlert, Published on 09/09/2019

    » The Asean-China Ministerial Meeting culminated last month with the early completion of the Single Draft Negotiating Text of the Code of Conduct (CoC) for the South China Sea. The peace pact has been hailed as a beacon of hope for the long-troubled sea, with a bounty of oil and gas, a fishing ground, and a shipping route.

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    Riding into digital roads

    News, Published on 08/09/2019

    » Motorists charged with irresponsible and careless driving can expect their licences to be suspended for three months, once the 2019 Road Traffic Act starts to be enforced on Sept 20.

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    Game over?

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 27/08/2019

    » Late one night, Toh* decided to steal a motorcycle and then a van. He was swiftly caught by police. According to reports, the 20-something was a video game addict and claimed to have been inspired by the infamous game Grand Theft Auto (GTA), in which players can perpetrate criminal acts. Toh also claimed he had a record of mental illness.

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