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    Two die in Japan as typhoon makes landfall

    Published on 12/10/2019

    » TOKYO: Heavy rain and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday evening as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan’s worst in six decades made landfall southwest of Tokyo, with streets, beaches and train stations deserted.

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    Successful transformation

    Life, Published on 15/10/2019

    » Transformation is the key to survival, both in life and in work, according to Jakkaphong "Anne" Jakrajutatip, CEO of JKN Global Media, who was recently awarded Asia Media Woman of the Year at Content Asia Summit 2019 in Singapore. She is the first Thai person -- and also the first transgender woman -- to win the award.

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    Asean nears its Thucydides trap turning point

    News, Published on 14/10/2019

    » In the whirlwind of the 554 officially listed events which marked the start of the UN General Assembly debates in New York two weeks ago, the concern raised by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres -- that the world is moving towards a Great Fracture -- was understandably lost in the cacophony.

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    Something different

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 11/10/2019

    » Two artists, both alike in dignity and talent, are in the heart of Bangkok where they tell their different stories in two small-scale yet thought-provoking productions stressing power play in Thai society. Both revive a once popular theatre venue, Saeng Arun Art & Culture Centre, located in the Sathon area.

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    Trade spat will not affect RCEP: Asean

    News, Thana Boonlert, Published on 07/10/2019

    » The secretary-general of Asean, Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, expressed his confidence that the long-awaited Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be completed in principle before Thailand's chairmanship ends at the end of this year.

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    Keeping the faith

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 07/10/2019

    » A man possessed by the spirit of a tiger storms through a crowd. Penitent Filipinos are nailed to the cross. Skewers pierce cheeks, swords slash tongues, and young men are scarred until their skin resembles that of a crocodile.

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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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    Understanding Bangkok's traffic woes

    News, Danny Marks, Published on 01/10/2019

    » Anyone who lives in Bangkok won't be surprised to know that the navigation company, TomTom, recently ranked the city among the world's worst for traffic congestion. The transport sector also contributes greatly to Bangkok's overall carbon emissions: a quarter of its emissions -- higher than the global average -- come from this sector and is driven by private automobile use.

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    Cambodia at the crossroads

    Asia focus, Published on 30/09/2019

    » Cambodia is just five months away from learning whether its US$8-billion garment and footwear industry will continue to enjoy preferential trade status in the European Union (EU), the country's second largest trading partner and largest export market.

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