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    Suchatvee linked to City Hall

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 17/07/2019

    » Suchatvee Suwansawat, president of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), has remained coy over a possible run for Bangkok governor later this year, yet his flood control strategy is the kind of policy upon which campaigns are built.

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    Thai tourism still wounded

    Business, Dusida Worrachaddejchai, Published on 25/06/2019

    » Next week will mark the one-year anniversary of the fatal tour boat accident in Phuket, and Thai tourism is still paying the price from the incident.

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    Fighting for hilltribes' rights

    News, Thana Boonlert, Published on 10/06/2019

    » When the House convened early on the morning of May 25 to vote for the House Speaker, Nattaphon Suepsakwong was among 498 MPs who took the oath of office. However, he had made the longest journey to the parliament because he is a hilltribe man.

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    The Cannes spectacle begins

    Life, Published on 08/05/2018

    » The 71st Cannes Film Festival opens tonight and for the next 10 days its red-carpet glitz, cinematic debates and potential controversies will dominate the news cycle -- exhaust it, to be precise. While security was a talking point last year, the world's largest movie event in 2018 has already invoked discussion through several structural changes -- from moving the opening to Tuesday instead of Wednesday, the revamp of the press screening schedule that has never changed for decades, and notably the selection of films that hints at Cannes' readiness to become less predictable.

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    Les Miserables: The simmering rage of Paris

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 17/05/2019

    » Cannes Day 2 witnesses the rage of Paris -- not the yellow wrath of gilets jaunes, but the brown-and-black anger of rundown suburbs that makes up the complex social structure of modern France.

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    Detention centres stuck in past century

    Spectrum, Published on 18/02/2018

    » 'Thailand 4.0" is the military government's oft-heard catchphrase, but Thailand's immigration detention system is a relic from a previous century. The need for detention centre reform is not simply humanitarian, but economic, social and political.

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    Read any good books lately?

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 05/04/2019

    » Literary magazines around the world have long helped readers to discover exciting new writers and serve as channels to read new works by established authors.

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    A bitter pill to swallow

    Spectrum, Published on 07/05/2017

    » In December last year, rocker Artiwara Kongmalai completed a 400-kilometre charity marathon to raise funds for Bang Saphan Hospital in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Better known as Toon Bodyslam, the lead singer of rock band Bodyslam ran from Bangkok to Bang Saphan in 10 days during which he hoped to raise 63 million baht. The donations are still coming in.

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    Who is our Oscars Favourite?

    B Magazine, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/02/2019

    » The most important of all unimportant things, the Oscars arrive on Monday morning, Thailand time. In a year that seems more muted than usual, Hollywood's biggest jamboree has striven to stay relevant with the inclusion of blockbuster titles such as Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody, besides the more edgy and less popular films that have claimed much of the headlines, such as Roma and Green Book. While there are many cinematic awards around the world, the Oscars still seem to matter the most, and the ritual of predicting the winners is at once a frivolous parlour game and an annual survey of the vital signs of mainstream cinema. Don't bet on it, but we offer our takes here.

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    The Donald Trumps His Opponents

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » The biggest political upset of the year was pulled off by Donald J Trump. The billionaire businessman-cum-reality TV star won the US election in a historic vote on Nov 8. The move seemed unthinkable to many when the president-elect first put his name in the running.

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