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  • OPINION

    Poor meant to suffer

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/09/2019

    » Re: "Ubon flood saga catches govt napping", (Opinion, Sept 20). The whole problem has many answers. Corruption, low education, but mostly the higher-ups just don't care about poor people and especially those from the North and Northeast even more so.

  • BUSINESS

    Myanmar banks feel the heat

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 23/09/2019

    » The fragile state of Myanmar's banking industry remains a problem for the government as it strives to liberalise the financial sector and create a genuine market-based economy. A mini-run on local banks earlier this month underscored how shaky public confidence is.

  • LIFE

    Roaring success

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 23/09/2019

    » Hear the roar. The Lion King musical has begun its run in Bangkok, and it was nothing short of a wonder-feast for the eyes.

  • BUSINESS

    Let's stop being fossil fools

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/09/2019

    » Why do we still need fossil fuels? Why are we still burning these finite resources that spew out air pollution when we can harness power from cleaner sources? It all comes down to human greed.

  • THAILAND

    Temple tigers died from prior diseases

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 17/09/2019

    » The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) said on Monday that 86 tigers confiscated from a Kanchanaburi temple three years ago had since died of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and a respiratory disease caused by inbreeding.

  • THAILAND

    Game over?

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 27/08/2019

    » Late one night, Toh* decided to steal a motorcycle and then a van. He was swiftly caught by police. According to reports, the 20-something was a video game addict and claimed to have been inspired by the infamous game Grand Theft Auto (GTA), in which players can perpetrate criminal acts. Toh also claimed he had a record of mental illness.

  • BUSINESS

    Opportunities amid the downturn

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 29/08/2019

    » Kobsak Pootrakool, deputy secretary-general to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for political affairs, is considered one of the premier's key economic advisers. He is also the secretary of the economic cabinet and tipped to be appointed soon as the head of an ad hoc committee tasked with monitoring the performance of economic agencies as assigned by the economic cabinet.

  • LIFE

    A failing grade

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 20/08/2019

    » First it was rotten eggs in phalo soup served to schoolchildren in Prachin Buri province. Then it was criticism over a school lunch case in Nakhon Pathom where people took to social media, complaining both the quality and quantity of a lunch meal served to primary pupils.

  • OPINION

    Feet of clay

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 19/08/2019

    » Late last month, many Buddhist followers in Thailand were delighted with the news that four phra farang, or Western monks, were granted samanasak or honorary ecclesiastical titles by HM the King.

  • BUSINESS

    Delhi women want more than free rides to feel safe

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 19/08/2019

    » Free rides for women on Delhi Metro trains and public buses are a good move, says Purnima, a regular commuter. But the proposal by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal doesn't go far enough, she says.

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