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  • NEWS

    Troops at Mahakan rattle locals

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 19/01/2018

    » A leading academic and social activists have expressed concern about the deployment of soldiers at the embattled Mahakan community by the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc), saying the military presence has created a climate of fear.

  • BUSINESS

    Scholar for life

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/10/2017

    » I met Prof Dr Satya Vrat Shastri on the evening of Sept 26 for an interview at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. A day earlier, the renowned Sanskrit scholar had had lunch with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, when he reminded his former Sanskrit student about his birthday on Sept 29.

  • NEWS

    The truth about Ayutthaya

    Spectrum, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 16/04/2017

    » Most people think of the Ayutthaya period in terms of its cultural heritage, but Warangkana Nibhatsukit's latest book highlights the economic aspect of the ancient capital.

  • OPINION

    BMA's Mahakan mess

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/01/2017

    » It is with deep disappointment that we have read Peerawat Jariyasombat's strangely ill-informed article, "A lesson in development" (BP, Jan 16, 2017). In a move that seems calculated to pander to the greed of developers rather than nurture the human resources represented by local populations, Khun Peerawat hails the efforts of Korean authorities to replace an existing population with an artist colony, but says nothing about the fate of the original residents.

  • OPINION

    Elite true to form

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/09/2016

    » It is no great surprise to read that Andy Hall has been found guilty of criminal defamation (BP, Sept 21).

  • TRAVEL

    Young and active

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 27/10/2016

    » This is an age when news and information (true as well as false, of course) is readily available. But despite the fact that your internet connection speed is not below average and you spend quite some time online each day, there are still certain decent things going on that you probably never knew about. Sometimes, the most likely reason you missed them is very simple: you're not young enough.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Access for all?

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/11/2016

    » Visitors have returned in their droves to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha after it was temporarily closed for two weeks following the passing of His Majesty the King -- Europeans, Chinese and others, many of whom are dressed in dark-coloured clothing. Some of them are also disabled.

  • NEWS

    Activists welcome transgender jails

    News, Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Published on 10/07/2016

    » The LGBT community has welcomed the Department of Correction's decision to set up a separate jail for transgender prisoners, but have expressed concerns some inmates' gender identities or sexual preference may complicate the selection process.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The fine art of persistence

    Brunch, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 19/06/2016

    » The latest artwork of Chakrabhand Posayakrit, Thailand's best-known painter, is the most surprising of the master's prolific oeuvre.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Angels of trash

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 07/01/2015

    » Prasert Yodkaew's angel wings are made of a plug, a Chinese spoon, a bidet spray, a used toothbrush, a plastic fork, an amulet, nuts and bolts and some wires wrapped roughly in plastic cover.

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