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    Govt tackles big sector items, but the poor still waiting

    Spectrum, Published on 20/05/2018

    » After almost four years in power, the military government may have been successful in some macroeconomic areas and structural changes. In terms of the household economy, however, it still faces the uphill task of easing the plight of the grassroots.

  • THAILAND

    Born to Run

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 29/05/2019

    » To music fans, Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai has long been known as one of Thailand's leading rock stars fronting the rock band Bodyslam. In recent years he has become recognised as a heroic figure, a man who ran across Thailand -- from the southernmost to the northernmost points -- raising money for hospitals that care for the poor.

  • THAILAND

    Into the deep

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 17/05/2019

    » Up until a few decades ago, pla thu (Thai short mackerel), which was overflowing in local seas, had been one of the main staples in Thai households. Back then, almost every Thai child -- whether in a poor or wealthy family -- grew up feeding on pla thu, not only because the fish was available abundantly but also for a comforting good taste that reflected the loving warmth of mum's kitchen.

  • THAILAND

    Bangkok school sets balanced lunch example

    News, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 18/07/2019

    » Prathom 2 (Grade 2) students at Wat Makut Kasatriyaram School happily lined up in the canteen when the school director announced that they were going to have khao moo daeng (barbecued pork on rice), chicken soup and watermelon for lunch.

  • THAILAND

    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.

  • THAILAND

    The sound of silence

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 24/05/2019

    » Two men pit themselves against each other, taking on the challenge of the Matterhorn. As they test their limits to conquer one of the highest peak of the Alps, they also hope to win the heart of the same woman.

  • THAILAND

    Land of promise, last resort

    Spectrum, Published on 29/10/2017

    » 'Poor people like us / How much could we really expect?" These lyrics are from a homemade music video on the "Thai migrant labor in Israel" Facebook page, set against clips of Thai farmers picking bushels of pomegranates and loading them onto massive pickup trucks.

  • THAILAND

    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.

  • THAILAND

    Curbing the bully state

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 03/03/2019

    » Thailand's first-ever draft law to protect people from being abducted illegally by state officials is making its journey through the National Legislative Assembly.

  • THAILAND

    The hovering eye

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 23/01/2019

    » 'I shoot a lot of crap every day," said Thomas Hoepker after being asked what it feels like to be lauded as a master photographer. "You see something and a car comes, or the person I wanted to photograph turns around. I would say, if I walk on the street in the evening, I see 10 pictures, maybe one I keep from that scene."

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