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    Thailand needs more 'wonder women'

    News, Published on 07/08/2019

    » Mae Phloi, born circa 1882, is a period Thai fictional character in Si Phaen Din (The Four Reigns), a minor courtier married into an aristocratic life. And Wonder Woman is … you know, Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot, or Lynda Carter, if you grew up in the 70s. They both have incredibly long legs.

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    What do we expect from next city governor?

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 18/07/2019

    » Next year, Bangkokians will have a newly elected governor. They deserve someone who has well-recognised professional experience in administration and management -- someone who can offer them a better quality of life and better urban development; the kind of living standards enjoyed by people in developed countries.

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    A most entertaining war of words

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 14/07/2019

    » An early frontrunner for word of the year could be "disinvited" which has featured in a series of not very diplomatic exchanges flying across The Pond this week.

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    Projecting power through Asean unity

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 02/07/2019

    » It only took a few seconds to change the substance of the discussion between Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai and his Brunei counterpart, Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Erywan Yusof, during their bilateral meeting on June 21. The two ministers were talking about ways to reduce the high cost of mobile phone roaming services in Asean to promote people-to-people contact. They were discussing "doing something together, sort-of-thing, to promote a people-centred community", according to a source who was at the meeting, when the host quipped, "Why not have Asean host the World Cup?". The word "yes" was the immediate response from Brunei. The rest is history.

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