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  • OPINION

    Thailand's tale told via 'The Nation'

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 28/06/2019

    » Nearly five decades ago, The Nation newspaper started out as a pro-democracy, anti-military news organisation. It was fiercely independent and invariably hard-hitting vis-à-vis the powers-that-be. An English-language newspaper owned by Thais from the outset, it prided itself for having neither fear nor favour. Its lamentable expiry as a print newspaper today -- an online version will continue -- provides multiple parallels for Thailand's contemporary political history, ongoing polarisation and the changing nature of the business of journalism worldwide.

  • OPINION

    Faring poorly in BMTA's war on public bus prices

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 27/04/2019

    » Five days after the bus fare increase took effect, the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) insisted the majority finds the hike agreeable. I really wonder who "the majority" is.

  • THAILAND

    PPRP young bloods come out fighting

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 17/12/2018

    » The upcoming election will give people a free hand to decide who they want to run the next government, which counters critics' arguments that the regime is out to prolong its grip on power, according to the young generation of Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) politicians.

  • THAILAND

    Universities to get more R&D funding

    News, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 09/10/2015

    » More funds will be earmarked to support research, technology and innovation at universities to help them improve their placing in the the world university rankings, after their poor performance this year, Education Minister Dapong Ratanasuwan said.

  • OPINION

    Ban toxic glyphosate

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/05/2018

    » According to a May 24 report, the Hazardous Substance Committee, in reference to a ban on three toxic pesticides, said "there were insufficient studies confirming they were health hazards", and thus have allowed their continued use. One of the three is glyphosate, known as "Roundup".

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Debt & Poverty: Trapped by loan sharks

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 19/12/2012

    » Poor borrowers forced to sign blank contracts so loan sharks can increase size of loan & interest rate to as high as 1,095% per year (3% per day).

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Animal flood rescue

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 16/11/2011

    » Marooned on the couch with bowl of dogfood, floating over the sea of floodwaters in a plastic basin, these poor hungry dogs are the lucky ones, alive & ready to be rescued.

  • THAILAND

    Army of homeless chefs seize control of their lives

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 18/09/2017

    » Kannika Pujina, a former vagabond accustomed to sleeping in public squares, found herself competing with chefs from prestigious restaurants in Bangkok this month in a cooking contest aimed at providing homeless people with career opportunities.

  • THAILAND

    Tea money scandal brews concern

    News, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 26/06/2017

    » Despite the government's efforts to crack down on corruption in state agencies, the practice of paying bribes to secure school places is said to be rampant.

  • LIFE

    Dissecting a nation

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/06/2017

    » Pasuk Phongpaichit's and Chris Baker's house is a verdant abode at the end of a maze in an Ekamai sub-soi. The garden at the back has tall trees and a small, tea-coloured pond. The whole area used to be a swamp, said Baker. The couple, both highly respected scholars in Thai studies, have been living there since 1987, or in their lexicon, "just before the boom" -- the high-flying economic expansion whose seismic shifts forever transformed Thailand in the early 1990s. Had they wanted to purchase the plot slightly later than they actually did -- after the boom had set in -- they wouldn't have been able to. "We came just before the high-rises."

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