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  • OPINION

    Check his credentials

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/09/2019

    » Re: "Thamanat wins PM's backing", (BP, Sept 11). As a reformist, Prime Minister Pra-yut Chan-o-cha should quickly verify Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Capt Thamanat Prompow's claims that he didn't (a) plead guilty to charges of drug trafficking in Australia and (b) didn't serve a four-year jail sentence for his crime, thus disqualifying him from office.

  • OPINION

    Global turmoil and Thailand's political reset

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 21/12/2018

    » As the world moves into 2019, there is a consensus that the roughly seven-decade-old rules-based liberal international order no longer works. Either it has to be fundamentally revamped to suit new realities and the international distribution of power and wealth, or it will be increasingly violated and marginalised. In a remarkable parallel, Thailand's hitherto political order that lasted about seven decades also requires adjustment and recalibration.

  • LIFE

    Aum wins at court, Num's bored with louts, Poj's dope oil scare

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 30/06/2019

    » Actor and director Atichart ''Aum'' Chumnanont has won another 1 million baht in damages against the company which he took to court almost three years ago after it accused him of running a soap opera badly and doctoring the accounts.

  • THAILAND

    Cancer patients get final wish

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 10/04/2019

    » After fighting a losing battle against breast cancer, 32-year-old "Nim" had one final wish: She desperately wanted to visit Hua Hin beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan province before her time ran out.

  • LIFE

    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.

  • THAILAND

    Doubts on pot use linger over amended drug law

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 22/02/2019

    » Experts are saying that both users and producers of marijuana-based drugs for medical purposes will face numerous restrictions under the amended Narcotics Act, despite the fact the government had just legalised the medical use of marijuana.

  • THAILAND

    Academics confident poll will proceed as planned

    News, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 23/02/2019

    » Political scientists yesterday expressed confidence that the March 24 general election would proceed as planned after concerns grew over army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong's strong outbursts against proposed defence budget cuts by political parties.

  • THAILAND

    Career barrier too far for Thai women

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 18/01/2019

    » Breezing through language proficiency tests, one of the requirements for Thai workers seeking employment in South Korea, is no guarantee that female applicants will have an easy time finding work in the North Asian country.

  • OPINION

    Global disarray as institutions falter

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 17/08/2015

    » The international system as we know it is unravelling. Rules and institutions that were set up seven decades ago no longer hold the same weight and authority as they used to. As we grapple with an exacerbating global disorder, established powers and players and old rules and institutions need to be revamped and reinvented to accommodate new realities. Otherwise global tensions will mount, most probably accompanied by confrontation and conflict.

  • 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.

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