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    Great expectations

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/10/2017

    » Joanne Kua, the young chief executive officer of KSK Group Berhad, is typical of the next generation of family business leaders. After pursuing a successful career beyond her native Malaysia, she has returned home determined to leave her mark, yet is aware of the need to prove herself.

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    The subtle art of negotiation with people across cultures

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/07/2018

    » In January, as the young North Korean president Kim Jong-un relentlessly pressed on with nuclear missile tests, Tim Cullen, an associate fellow of the Said Business School at the University of Oxford and an expert on negotiation wrote an article "Negotiations with North Korea could eventually succeed".


    The fear of becoming a banana state

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 15/08/2016

    » 'The company changed the pattern of the rains, accelerated the cycle of harvests and moved the river from where it had always been." This vivid line is from the book <i>One Hundred Years of Solitude</i>, a magnum opus written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Nobel Prize-winning writer.


    Banana split

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 17/08/2016

    » High on the list of fruits Thais cannot live without is kluai namwa, or cultivated banana, a tropical strand only grown in South and Southeast Asia. The cultivated banana has long been an affordable, ubiquitous food staple for Thais, the same way apples are for Westerners.


    Sojourn in Siam 

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/12/2015

    » The Siamese Trail Of Ho Chi Minh -- the third book by Bangkok-based writer Teddy Spha Palasthira -- has come out in an interesting time. Not only did Vietnam celebrate the 40th year of the country's reunification earlier this year, but the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is set to become active next month, with a promise to bring the relationships and history of the region into public attention.


    Cooler heads needed to end wildlife woes

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/11/2017

    » Following media reports about the killings of three rare, wild gaur in Kao Phang Ma, a forest area near Khao Yai in Wang Nam Khieo district of Nakhon Ratchasima last week, police and national park officials were quick to say poachers were the culprits.


    Asean and the new cold war

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Tomorrow will mark the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). There will be celebrations to mark the golden jubilee, with plenty of dignitaries on hand as the event coincides with ministerial meetings that started last Wednesday and conclude tomorrow.


    Into the very dark depths of quarrying

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/07/2017

    » The gruesome murder of a village head in Krabi and seven other victims last week shed some light on quarrying in this country.


    Our weapons against terror

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/06/2017

    » Once in a while, Singapore appears on the world's radar but most of the time, no news is good news for the tightly run city-state. The buzz last week was all about an unseemly feud involving Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his two siblings over their late father's house.

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    Obama says tolerance is the key to prosperity

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 08/09/2016

    » LUANG PRABANG: US President Barack Obama yesterday used a forum with Southeast Asian youth leaders to stress the importance of human rights and tolerance of different cultures, races and beliefs to achieve prosperity and sustainable development in the region.

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