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  • THAILAND

    PM wants to ban word 'grassroots'

    News, Published on 27/08/2015

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants to use his special powers to prohibit people from using the word rakya (grassroots) to refer to the poor, because he believes the term creates class divisions in society.

  • LIFE

    Let's get political (art)

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 08/03/2019

    » With the upcoming general election finally happening on Mar 24, the fate of the city hangs in the balance of voters hoping for some actual policy changes that leans toward democracy. However, some may express scepticism and while expressing one's doubts and criticism could be met with scorn and censorship, there are a few people who have expressed their opinions in other forms -- namely street art. Enter Headache Stencil, an anonymous masked political painter whose art usually deals with Thailand's recent social and political happenings.

  • BUSINESS

    Economic growth tilts up in Q4 but politics loom

    Published on 18/02/2019

    » The country’s economy grew at a faster pace in the fourth quarter than the previous three months, as local demand helped to offset a slide in exports, but Thailand's ongoing political divide is again threatening the economy.

  • OPINION

    Future Forward Party -- whose future?

    News, Published on 01/11/2018

    » Branding itself as a choice for first-time voters, both the "red" and "yellow" middle-class Thais who are tired of the military regime and colour-coded conflicts, the newly formed Future Forward Party is by far one of the most prominent parties in Thai politics.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    I’m “phrai”, not “amataya”

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 18/02/2012

    » He has an elite position, but he is not a member of the elite [amataya], Deputy Agriculture Minister Nattawut Saikuar insists.

  • OPINION

    Soldiers, not servants

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/11/2017

    » Re: "Servant soldiers 'consent' to chores", (BP, Oct 30).

  • THAILAND

    A kerbside view of Thai politics

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 16/07/2017

    » On the day the doors of Phitsanulok Mansion were opened for Chalerm Changthongmadan, he felt his existence was recognised for the first time in his life.

  • OPINION

    A tale of two bombs -- in Manchester and Bangkok

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 26/05/2017

    » There were two bombs on Monday. The one in Britain killed at least 22 people and injured 120 as they came out of a concert at Manchester Arena. It was carried out by a suicide bomber named Salman Abedi and claimed by the Islamic State (IS). The other was in Thailand, and injured 22 people at a military-linked hospital in Bangkok; nobody has claimed responsibility yet. But what happened afterwards was very different.

  • THAILAND

    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

  • THAILAND

    Who carried out Bangkok's deadly bombing?

    AFP, Published on 20/08/2015

    » Confusion swirls around who carried out Bangkok's deadly bombing. But experts say the unprecedented scale of Monday's attack and apparent targeting of tourists could indicate a game-changing escalation of tactics for the country's usual suspects -- or an entirely new threat.

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