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    Asean 'must bolster maritime strength'

    News, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 04/12/2018

    » As the chair of Asean next year, Thailand needs to push for a strong initiative on the Code of Conduct (COC) to show the regional bloc's strength in the maritime domain, a Japanese security expert said on Monday.

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    The kids are all right

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 28/10/2018

    » <i>Prathet Ku Mee</i> is no slapped-together concert song. It wasn't made, so much as crafted. The accusatory lyrics are set against the shameful, hovering background of the 1976 dictators' massacre at Thammasat University. The rap song's finale brings the background image of the hanged, beaten student to the front of the picture, before fading out to the hopeful message, "All people unite".

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    The art of exile

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 28/06/2017

    » The snowy mountaintops of Sweden, France or the United States, painted on Paphonsak La-or's canvases, aren't dispatches from the artist's overseas travels.

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    Observation tower kicks off on shaky ground

    News, Published on 08/07/2017

    » Although the project was drawn up in late 2015, the Bangkok Observation Tower didn't catch the public's attention until it was given the green light by the cabinet last week.

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    The lawyer preparing to defend herself

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 30/10/2016

    » The black Honda CR-V parked in front of Bangkok's military court was sealed off by eight yellow barriers. Police officers taped A4 papers to each of the four door handles and trunk, and put a lock to the front wheel.

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    Seni was the mentor who meant the world to Chuan

    News, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 29/05/2016

    » The late MR Seni Pramoj is usually remembered as a three-time Prime Minister and leader of the Democrat Party, but to Chuan Leekpai, he was a teacher and mentor.

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    Trade game-changer

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 19/02/2016

    » As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is poised to change the landscape of international trade and more Southeast Asian nations consider joining it, experts are concerned that the world's largest trade pact will divide Asean and overshadow the arrival of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of this year.

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    Morning Zen

    Published on 30/08/2016

    » It takes a special kind of personality to be a good newsreader. One of TV’s most charismatic anchors is Mechaka Supichayangkul (Zen). Despite being the youngest newsreader on Channel 3’s Reung Lao Chao Nee (Morning Stories), the 26-year-old is as mature and professional as her veteran co-hosts. Zen is probably best known for her interviews with Hollywood superstars such as Matt Damon, Daniel Craig and Chris Evans. The talented host also appears on Kao Wan Mai (The Next Day’s News) and Kao Chao Wan Yood (Weekend Morning News).

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    Tied to a Sino past

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 04/05/2015

    » The unavoidable and never-failing icebreaker -- do you have any Chinese blood? -- will always have its place in Thai society. Yet it's also something of an empty question, believes Singaporean author Jeffery Sng: "By the time Phibunsongkhram changed the country's name to Thailand, the Thais were already so mixed that it was hard to find anyone 100% Thai."  

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    Watching history unfold

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/04/2015

    » When Vitthya Vejjajiva said he was going to write a biography of Phan Wannamethee — diplomat, Red Cross chief, former Free Thai Movement member and ex-permanent secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) — he received encouragement from everyone except his subject.

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