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    Uncle Tu's Book Club

    Guru, Published on 05/07/2019

    » As you may already know, our PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is an avid reader for he has recommended many books we Thais should pick up and read. Dear Uncle Tu claims that he reads more than 800 lines per day (that perhaps explain why the Cabinet hasn't been established yet, at the time of writing) and (in)famously suggested George Orwell's Animal Farm, which he finds has nothing to do with the status quo of Thai politics.

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    Underwater folly

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 12/06/2019

    » In the aquatic chamber, the tank looms. Encrusted and barnacled, the mighty war machine has become a home of fish and corals. It seems incapacitated, abandoned, useless. Such is an illusion: if the tank is submerged, we're down there with it, drowned in that inexorable aquarium. Look, its gun still points at us, and its shadow all-consuming.

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    Failing to heed history

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 19/05/2019

    » You've got to hand it to Ekachai Hongkangwan. Like him or not, the man keeps coming back for more.

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    The mind killer

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 23/04/2019

    » Almost every morning, Sorn* wakes up to her parents' fierce arguments over the current political situation. When she decides to take refuge on social network, what she finds is the same kind of frustration, with netizens harshly criticising the party that recently won Sorn's vote.

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    Picture imperfect

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 17/03/2019

    » Here is some news that will have you choking on your morning Irish coffee (it is St Patrick's Day, after all).

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    Thailand's new day same as the old

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 10/03/2019

    » It is difficult to choose an honorific or position for Prayut Chan-o-cha these days. Is he the prime minister or a prime ministerial candidate? We could refer to him as prime minister/ministerial candidate but that is clunky and takes up way too much space.

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    Let's get political (art)

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 08/03/2019

    » With the upcoming general election finally happening on Mar 24, the fate of the city hangs in the balance of voters hoping for some actual policy changes that leans toward democracy. However, some may express scepticism and while expressing one's doubts and criticism could be met with scorn and censorship, there are a few people who have expressed their opinions in other forms -- namely street art. Enter Headache Stencil, an anonymous masked political painter whose art usually deals with Thailand's recent social and political happenings.

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    Gen Prayut to kick off herb expo

    Life, Published on 25/02/2019

    » The 16th National Herb Expo will kick off next week.

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    Doing right by the children

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Henrietta H. Fore couldn't be happier with the way Thailand has made progress in promoting and protecting children's rights in the past 70 years of its presence -- by that name -- in the Kingdom. The Unicef executive director was recently in Thailand, and the success stories of the country through years of governmental policies and support from other agencies couldn't fail to put a smile on her face: the country has almost a 100% rate of birth and healthcare registration, access to clean drinking water, sanitation and primary-school attendance.

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    Unanswered questions

    Life, Published on 03/10/2018

    » Tensions were running high last Wednesday at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) as hundreds of concerned artists, art enthusiasts and press dropped by to listen in on the news conference about the fate of the country's biggest public arts centre.

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