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  • BUSINESS

    What's in a name?

    Asia focus, Published on 25/02/2019

    » Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has never hidden his nostalgia for the iron-fisted rule of Ferdinand Marcos, and now he has revived one of the late dictator's favourite crusades.

  • OPINION

    Nothing to crow about

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/11/2017

    » The junta is flapping and crowing about Thailand having moved up on the World Bank's Index, "Ease of Doing Business for 2018", from 46th to 26th, a giant leap of 20 paces. Hmm...

  • LIFESTYLE

    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.

  • OPINION

    People deserve JFK truth

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/11/2017

    » If state funding for hospitals were adequate, there would be no need for the very admirable run by Toon Bodyslam - and the real heroes would be taxpayers.

  • NEWS

    Mind the generation gap

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 17/07/2016

    » They wear deep red lipstick modelled after their idol, Taylor Swift. They worship the Apple and Visa brands, and enjoy music ranging from One Direction, DJ Calvin Harris and The 1975, as well as lesser-known performers with niche followings.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Loud paintings

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 13/01/2016

    » Echoing the title of Paphonsak La-or's solo exhibition "Silent No More", his opening reception at Lyla Gallery in Chiang Mai on Boxing Day last year was buzzing with locals and those who had made the trip from Bangkok. Milling around, everyone in the exhibition room couldn't possibly have avoided the huge 7m-long centrepiece that comes with a shade of blue paint that is neither gloomy nor reassuring in the background. While there's a sentence in the middle, "This image is no longer available", the bottom text reads, "Love which was woven in our society leads to a great tragedy and sorrow".

  • OPINION

    Khon Kaen shows regime out of touch

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 25/11/2014

    » Symbols alone won't topple a regime, especially if that regime is a fully armed, militarised one. The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) should know that.

  • LEARNING

    Fitness sales practices now regulated

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 05/08/2011

    » Fitness center contracts and sales practices, a source of heavy complaints for years, are now regulated by Thailand's consumer protection agency.

  • LEARNING

    Tolerance of corruption

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 29/11/2010

    » Citizens who won't tolerate corruption anymore, as in the case of Hong Kong over 50 years ago, may be the essential ingredient in fighting corruption.

  • LEARNING

    Guns or doctors?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 06/06/2011

    » Thailand suffers from a doctor shortage but not a shortage of soldiers. Military spending eats up money for health care.

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