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  • OPINION

    Face the dirty truth

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/08/2019

    » I am writing about a recent report on the decline in tourism to Phuket. Perhaps the Thai government and the Thai people don't want to face the facts.

  • THAILAND

    PM dismisses TV show revival

    News, Published on 10/08/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dismissed reports of his weekly talk show, which was on air for five years during his time at the helm of the National Council of Peace and Order (NCPO), making a comeback.

  • OPINION

    Why do we need conscripts?

    News, Postbag, Published on 03/03/2019

    » Re: "Conscription call 'to make army better'", (BP, March 1). Why does the army need conscripts? Definitely not to clean for some general or in fact any superior officer. As one general said, we have remote-controlled drones which can be fitted with cameras to guard the borders. A few of the drones can cover a large area without putting any lives at risk, and can also pinpoint where the enemy is. Something for the army to think about.

  • THAILAND

    Planting the seeds of mindfulness and beauty

    News, Kornchanok Raksaseri, Published on 17/02/2019

    » Despite concerns about dust and small particles threatening people's health, Lumpini Park remains a popular place for people to exercise and enjoy their free time.

  • OPINION

    2018: The rescue that gripped the world

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 30/12/2018

    » It ended up as a truly inspiring feel-good story, but could so easily have been a heart-breaking tragedy. That was why the tale of the Wild Boars football team -- 12 young Thai boys and their coach trapped in a flooded cave system in Chiang Rai -- held the attention of the world for more than a fortnight.

  • THAILAND

    BMA lays ground rules for Lumpini Red Cross Fair

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 30/10/2018

    » Plans to relocate the Red Cross Fair to Lumpini Park at the end of the year have prompted City Hall to draft strict regulations to prevent the green area being damaged by the thousands of people expected to attend the event.

  • BUSINESS

    Seeking a balance

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 01/10/2018

    » As returns in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand shrink in the face of high demand and increased restrictions, real-estate investors in Asia are looking for new places to go, with Malaysia and Thailand among their targets.

  • LIFE

    A sculpture to celebrate Thai-Italian relations

    Life, Published on 03/05/2018

    » The two boats are perched atop the 3m-high vertical pillars, carved to resemble a group of slender buildings. The boats are indigenous to Italy and Thailand -- the Venetian gondola and the traditional Thai e-pong -- and the pillars recall the architectural style of each country.

  • THAILAND

    Milestones

    News, Published on 04/02/2018

    » Ordered: By the Supreme Administrative Court, payment of millions of baht to 254 victims, families and survivors of the brutal 2008 clash at parliament between police and angry yellow shirts. Police killed one and wounded many with faulty anti-riot tactics that employed tear gas grenades purchased from a Chinese government remainders bin.

  • OPINION

    Nothing wrong in being distracted

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 21/01/2018

    » Earlier this month in PostScript there was a reference to "distracted walkers", a term for those people who bump into you on the street or the BTS because they have their noses buried in their smartphones.

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