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  • THAILAND

    Something's brewing

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 15/01/2017

    » A fortune teller suggested Puripong Suthisopapan and his business partner focus on selling beer when they opened their Be Right Back restaurant in Khon Kaen over a year ago. Starting only with one refrigerator, most of the beer they sold was illegally home-brewed as Thai law prohibits small-scale brewing.

  • THAILAND

    The Surgeon

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 23/10/2016

    » When Charan Mahatumarat found out that he won His Majesty the King's Anandamahidol Scholarship in 1984 to study craniofacial surgery, he started learning the royal language from a book he purchased.

  • THAILAND

    Graphic alcohol warnings heading to a bar near you

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 07/09/2014

    » Alcoholic drinks labels and packaging will be required to carry large warning graphics under one of four new liquor laws being proposed by the Public Health Ministry.

  • THAILAND

    A village haunted by superstition

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 14/09/2014

    » More than 10 years ago a village in the northeastern province of Sakon Nakhon made headlines as the home of Thailand's most feared ghosts, known as phi pob, but these days the evil spirits appear to have simply vanished.

  • THAILAND

    When pigs fly

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 13/11/2016

    » Sakaseam Sripolreun takes pride in the wild boars he bought three years ago from a poacher in Khon Kaen's Phu Wiang district. Said to be the most beautiful strain in Thailand with a large chest, elegant posture and slim face, they are highly resistant to diseases and can live on scrap fruit and vegetables, making them easy to raise.

  • THAILAND

    Hall heads for Paris but fight for rights goes on

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 13/11/2016

    » When British migrant rights activist Andy Hall left Thailand last Monday after 11 years, he was facing three criminal and civil courts lawsuits. They followed a report he helped research information which accused companies of labour and human rights violations in the pineapple and tuna processing industries in Thailand.

  • THAILAND

    Failing the lecturers

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 20/11/2016

    » At Thepsatri Rajabhat University, a lecturer was locked out of his office after exposing alleged corruption involving the budget allocated for a field trip. His three staff were moved to other roles, and this semester his classes were reduced until he had no students to teach. Nowadays he goes to the university in the morning and signs his name, fearful he will fail his performance assessment.

  • THAILAND

    What's legal and what's not,according to the EC

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 31/07/2016

    » Since the Referendum Act was passed by the National Legislative Assembly in April, the Election Commission and various government members have expressed their opinions on the legality of certain actions relating to the referendum vote.

  • THAILAND

    Monopoly money under a tax

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 24/04/2016

    » Poom Prasit had been smoking the local Krong Thip cigarettes for the past 13 years. On the day of the announcement of the latest tobacco tax hike in February, however, he immediately decided he would switch brands. The next day, he bought a pack of SMS instead.

  • THAILAND

    The top 10 don’t-do list

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 03/04/2016

    » A 57-year-old Chiang Mai woman was charged with inciting rebellion last week for posting a photo of herself with a red plastic bowl on Facebook. The bowl, to sprinkle people with water during Songkran, also happened to carry a message from fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. She faces the prospect of up to seven years’ jail if convicted of sedition.

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