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  • LIFE

    Separating fact from fiction

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Last October, Singapore's online news channel Asia One reported a gruesome story from Thailand. It alleged that a vegetarian restaurant in Bangkok served human flesh to diners. The news went viral, and was quickly picked up by various news outlets worldwide, including The Sun and the Daily Mail in the UK, and Newsweek in the US.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar security forces 'setting northern Rakhine ablaze'

    Reuters, Published on 15/09/2017

    » YANGON: The rights group Amnesty International said evidence pointing to a "mass-scale scorched-earth campaign" across the north of Rakhine state was unmistakably ethnic cleansing, while Myanmar insisted on Friday it was not barring aid workers from Rakhine State, where a counter-insurgency campaign has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya refugees -- although authorities on the ground might restrict access 'for security reasons'.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Slow motion storm watch (Arrival)

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 08/10/2012

    » Gaemi has arrived in the Bangkok area, not as a tropical storm or a depression, but as big mass of ordinary rain. The rain, varying from light to heavy, is expected to last throughout the day.

  • OPINION

    Bus driver battle

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/05/2018

    » Re: "Brawling No.8 bus drivers fined, suspended" (BP, May 16). I have a problem with the polarising and false statement of there only being two genders, male and female, because there actually are three.

  • OPINION

    Surakiart's Rakhine mission no easy task

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 17/02/2018

    » After a dramatically shaky start, Surakiart Sathirathai's international advisory group is getting down to tackle the Herculean task of trying to find practical solutions to Myanmar's tragic inter-communal violence. As the Myanmar government comes under increased criticism and international scrutiny, Mr Surakiart believes he and his team must help Myanmar look forward and produce a comprehensive and sustainable plan to restore peace, harmony and development to the country.

  • OPINION

    Hopes rest on new president to reinvigorate govt

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 31/03/2018

    » President Win Myint has been sworn in as Myanmar's new president, raising hopes that with him at the helm government administration will be strengthened and revitalised.

  • OPINION

    Suu Kyi should heed Pope's suggestion on UN role

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 04/12/2017

    » Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar last week was an overwhelming success and may provide the much needed spark to ignite the government's peace process and its efforts to bring reconciliation to the country's violence-torn western region of Rakhine. The Pope's message was loud and clear: the only way forward for Myanmar was "love and peace", the title used for his visit.

  • LIFE

    Sexual bandwagon spins badly out of control

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 12/11/2017

    » Tove Lo is a Swedish singer enjoying a hit in the dance clubs at present. Her song is very catchy and kind of fun. It is called Disco Tits, and here are the lyrics to the chorus: "I'm sweatin' from head to toe/ I'm wet through all my clothes/ I'm fully charged, nipples are hard/ Ready to go."

  • LIFE

    Taking the long view

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 19/10/2017

    » In Greek mythology, Mnemosyne is the goddess of memory. Impregnated by Zeus, she gave birth to the nine muses with whom artists, poets, musicians, writers and historians are familiar. As a daughter of Uranus, Mnemosyne is also a goddess of time; she provides the role of rote memorisation and invents language and words where her daughters, the muses, pick up and render them. She is a goddess that makes memory alive and is often acquainted with vivid remembrance.

  • LIFE

    A great British palaver

    Life, Published on 21/10/2016

    » In a big white tent nestled in the green fields of the English countryside, six bakers were putting their signature spin on dinner rolls.

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