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  • BUSINESS

    How workforce technology enables retail growth in Thailand

    Business, Published on 07/08/2017

    » The retail market in Asia is growing as consumer spending increases. While that's good news for revenue growth, it puts pressure on retailers to find, hire and retain great employees to support that increased demand.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Facing the music

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/10/2014

    » In the 1960s, Filipino musicians ruled the nightlife music scene in Bangkok. Popping into a bar or hotel lobby to watch them perform was once a mark of sophistication, at a time when the ability to sing in English was special and rare.

  • OPINION

    The sexual politics of 2016 and redefining masculinity

    News, David Brooks, Published on 30/03/2016

    » In the middle of the Civil War, a colonel named Robert McAllister from the 11th Regiment of New Jersey tried to improve the moral fibre of his men. A Presbyterian railroad contractor in private life, he lobbied and preached against profanity, drinking, prostitution and gambling. Some of the line officers in the regiment, from less genteel backgrounds, rebelled.

  • LEARNING

    Alleged gunman politician shot dead

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 07/12/2010

    » "Alleged" is of course the word one must use when one is not sure of the facts.

  • BUSINESS

    Relationship king

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 26/11/2018

    » Perhaps dreaming is in the blood of the Chaudhary family. They are never content with the status quo, and always ready to apply grit and ambition to do whatever it takes to fulfill their dreams.

  • OPINION

    Late King's wishes for Thai children

    News, Published on 12/01/2019

    » As Thailand celebrates National Children's Day today, I wish to share my recollection of a memorable audience with His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his profound message and wishes for the children of Thailand and the world. I had the great honour to meet the late king on Nov 12, 1998. I was then serving as Unicef's regional director for East Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok. The occasion of my audience with the late king at Chitralada Palace was to accompany visiting Unicef executive director Carol Bellamy. Also accompanying us was the late Thai foreign minister Surin Pitsuwan. ​

  • LIFESTYLE

    Visiting the vulnerable

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 28/11/2018

    » European Union Ambassador to Thailand Pirkka Tapiola recently visited the border town of Mae Sot to survey EU-funded projects for Myanmar Muslim migrants. Much work still needs to be done to improve the living conditions and outlook for the number of migrants there, and the ambassador is working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to make sure it happens.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A star reborn

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/01/2016

    » The Bangkok Planetarium -- along with the prime minister's chair and tanks -- has been one of the capital's most popular destinations on Children's Day for many years. After 50 years in operation, the planetarium recently underwent its first major facelift; the ceremony to unveil it was held on Tuesday, just in time for Children's Day tomorrow.

  • TRAVEL

    Bitter Sweet

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 18/06/2015

    » A wise man once said if one chews seven makhuea phung (Turkey berries), followed by a bite of boraphet (heart-leaved moonseed), he will not taste its bitterness.

  • LEARNING

    Will customs reform move forwards in Thailand?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 03/11/2010

    » Paying special bonuses to government officials for "fines levied against the private sector" has "actually encouraged distortions and contributed to corruption."

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