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    Police Chief under fire for Hong Kong trip

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 26/07/2012

    » National police chief Priewpan Damapong has come under fire after leaving the country to meet fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Hong Kong.

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    Red shirts plead guilty to violence

    News, Published on 28/09/2019

    » Four red-shirt co-leaders have pleaded guilty for their roles in a violent 2007 protest outside the home of the late Privy Council president, Prem Tinsulanonda, apparently hoping the Supreme Court will give them clemency and a less severe punishment.

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    A taxing argument

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/03/2019

    » A reader in his March 23 letter makes a fair comment on two-tiered pricing for foreigners. But he then goes on to quantify the government's policy of a two-tiered charging system by saying that some farang do not pay taxes. I would dispute this. I am assuming by "some farang" he means tourists, as all foreigners living and working here pay tax in one form or another.

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    Word choice puts Abhisit on the defensive

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 18/12/2012

    » Opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva is under fire after calling on voters to "derail" the planned charter-amendment referendum.

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    About Politics

    News, Published on 25/11/2017

    » Who will be in the race for next year's election? We look at the frontrunners v Critics attack new voting system claiming it is 'contradictory' v Pundits accuse regime of wheeling out welfare cards to boost popularity before poll

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    String of bombs rocks South

    Published on 12/08/2016

    » The country is on high alert following a total of 13 bombing incidents that killed four people and injured 35 others in five southern provinces between Wednesday and Friday morning.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Documenting the eye of the storm

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 21/01/2015

    » When 46-year-old Nikolaus Freiherr von Nostitz, better known as Nick, sent emails to his contacts on Dec 20 seeking financial help, some thought it was a scam. Soliciting donations is uncharacteristic of the outspoken but humble Nostitz. For years, people could see that the German was a modest guy who roamed around Bangkok on his decade-old Kawasaki GTO motorcycle to cover the turbulent transformation of Thai politics, from both sides (or more) of the conflict.

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    The clock is ticking

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 06/05/2014

    » The clock is ticking. It will be known this week, or maybe next week, whether caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and, by extension, her cabinet will survive the scrutiny of the Constitutional Court over the transfer of Thawil Pliensri, secretary-general of Natioinal Security Council - ruled by the Administrative Court to be unfair and an abuse of authority.

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