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    Darkest-day song nothing to be proud of

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 20/02/2019

    » Army commander-in-chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong's decision to order the army-run radio stations to "resurrect" the old ultra-nationalist song Nak Phandin ("Burden on the Land") in an apparent response to the Pheu Thai Party's prime ministerial candidate Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan's threat to cut military spending and Future Forward Party's pledge to scrap mandatory conscription is totally uncalled for.

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    This carefully plotted soap opera called life

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/12/2015

    » During the last three-day weekend, many of us were stuck at home while half the country was out travelling. At least it wasn't too boring. We had Father's Day on Saturday and political corruption and TV dramas to occupy ourselves with during the brief no-work period.

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    Military regime can't turn back the clock of progress

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 12/08/2014

    » My memory of one of this country's democratic milestones — the student uprising of Oct 14, 1973 — was my grandmother sobbing while watching His Majesty the King's announcement on TV about a new government replacing the military dictatorship that students had tried to topple.

  • OPINION

    An appreciation of a remarkable king

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 16/10/2016

    » Not being Thai, whatever I say concerning His Majesty the King will be inadequate. But having lived in Thailand for the past 47 years, I feel like he has also become my king and I would like to at least attempt to express my admiration for what he achieved in his 70-year reign.

  • OPINION

    Honouring Dad

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 05/12/2016

    » As far back as I could remember Dec 5, the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has always been considered the National Father's Day. Today is the first time in the lives of millions of Thais to observe this important occasion without the beloved royal father figure.

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    Knockin' on parody's door

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 07/11/2016

    » Enough about Bob Dylan and his Nobel Prize in Literature. He took his time but finally accepted the honour and will make it to the ceremony in Stockholm in December if he can.

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