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    Game over?

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 27/08/2019

    » Late one night, Toh* decided to steal a motorcycle and then a van. He was swiftly caught by police. According to reports, the 20-something was a video game addict and claimed to have been inspired by the infamous game Grand Theft Auto (GTA), in which players can perpetrate criminal acts. Toh also claimed he had a record of mental illness.

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    New tax boss's tech dreams

    Business, Published on 28/05/2018

    » Adoption of new technologies like big data and pursuing digitisation of the tax collection system are the priorities for the new director-general of the Revenue Department, Ekniti Nitithanprapas, who aims to boost the state agency's efficiency and enlarge the taxpayer base.

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    Thailand still chasing elusive unicorn

    Business, William Hicks, Published on 28/05/2019

    » As the second largest economy in Asean, it remains a point of wounded pride that Thailand still lacks a major internationally recognised startup.

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    Minding the measles

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 19/03/2019

    » Measles is now a serious epidemic. Rubeola, the virus responsible for measles, can sicken nine in 10 people who breathe the air that surrounds an infected person for two hours after one coughs. Despite the availability of the measles vaccine, the disease killed around 136,000 people last year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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    Sky-high WiFi set to go far and wide

    Business, Kamolwat Praprutitum, Published on 27/06/2018

    » Air passengers putting their phones and tablets on flight mode are set to be a thing of the past as on-board WiFi service becomes the rule rather than the exception in the hugely lucrative connectivity industry, says an executive at Inmarsat, the British provider of global mobile satellite communications.

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    BAAC pushing support schemes

    Business, Published on 16/04/2018

    » The state-owned Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) aims to help the 30% of low-income earners under the state welfare scheme who apply for job training programmes to rise above the poverty line.

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    US urges China to cut trade by $100 billion

    Reuters, Published on 16/03/2018

    » WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is pressing China to cut its trade surplus with the United States by $100 billion, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday, clarifying a tweet last week from President Donald Trump.

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    A spike in the fruit trade

    Spectrum, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 14/01/2018

    » Driving around Chanthaburi, it's almost impossible not to notice ubiquitous warehouse-like structures lining the roads in the eastern province.

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    Tightening the net on the global ransomware threat

    Spectrum, Published on 04/06/2017

    » On the morning of March 6, Somsak Vatinchai, the managing director of laboratory equipment firm Design Alternative Co, was surprised to find himself unable to log onto the company's computer system like he did every weekday.

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    Bitten by the bitcoin bug

    Spectrum, Published on 19/03/2017

    » Atit Lertkiatpanit does not carry bundles of banknotes, but his wealth is assured by his digital wallet. The 26-year-old entrepreneur is an active cryptocurrency investor. He remains unfazed by the fact that bitcoins are not recognised by the Bank of Thailand. He started collecting bitcoins a couple of years ago and the intangible currency now accounts for 70% of his portfolio.

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