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    Politics is sport for Newin

    News, Published on 08/09/2018

    » Newin Chidchob, a veteran politician who has turned his focus to football and motorsport in the northeastern province of Buri Ram, has made headlines again as the regime is expected to ease its ban on political activities some time this month.

  • OPINION

    Lessons from Uber's bumpy ride

    News, Robert Boxwell, Published on 25/08/2016

    » A warning from a travel guide has stayed with me since I started working in Asia 25 years ago. Don't ever get in a fight in Thailand, where kickboxing is the national sport, the author advised, because locals jumping into the fray don't care who's right, they care who's Thai. I've often thought that a white-collar version of that advice would be good for westerners thinking about doing business in mainland China.

  • OPINION

    Thailand is no longer a beach party for investors

    News, Shuli Ren, Published on 21/11/2018

    » Bangkok may be among the world's top 10 tourism destinations, but for overseas investors it's about as popular as a beach holiday in the Arctic.

  • OPINION

    Ride-hailing services aren't the enemy

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 09/03/2017

    » As the government boasts about Thailand moving toward 4.0, I sometimes think that what we are really close to is "Thailand 44", given the fact that officials rely so much on the draconian Section 44 as a cure-all for many of the problems we are facing.

  • OPINION

    Hailing ride to better urban mobility

    News, Published on 28/03/2018

    » The emergence of ride-hailing firms such as Uber and Grab, which recently merged their services in Southeast Asia, has received mixed responses. With the use of smartphone apps to connect commuters with drivers, this service, said to be a disruptive innovation to the existing point-to-point transport industry, has enjoyed consumer support due to its convenience and other benefits.

  • OPINION

    Time for ride-sharing services to pay up

    News, Soonruth Bunyamanee, Published on 12/07/2017

    » One typical habit of Thai officials is that if they can't solve an existing problem, they find a new one to solve.

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