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  • THAILAND

    Temple tigers died from prior diseases

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 17/09/2019

    » The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) said on Monday that 86 tigers confiscated from a Kanchanaburi temple three years ago had since died of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and a respiratory disease caused by inbreeding.

  • LIFE

    What's in a name change?

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 15/09/2019

    » It's been an intense week for Thailand's deputy agriculture minister, whose dubious past as a drug runner has been revealed in an exposé in The Sydney Morning Herald, written by one Michael Ruffles.

  • 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.

  • THAILAND

    Prayut assesses flood chaos in Isan

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 10/09/2019

    » Fifty-two rural roads in six provinces in the Northeast have been rendered impassable by floods after tropical storms Podul and Kajiki hit much of the North and Northeast last week.

  • LIFE

    Seeing red

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 04/09/2019

    » In the first part of the 25x25 (Twenty-five by Twenty-five) fashion show, the runway was ablaze with outfits in Elle's emblematic colour.

  • LIFE

    Philanthropy and friendship

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 30/08/2019

    » For gastronomes, food doesn't just fuel but also beautifies the world. A good meal can uplift one's spirit and showcase one's creativity while being a channel of philanthropy and friendship.

  • LIFE

    The message of the medium

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/08/2019

    » When the chipmunks Chip and Dale sailed into the bustling floating market in the recent viral Disney short Our Floating Dreams, both the world and local people were fascinated by the images of Thai culture. Busy canals and pineapple fried rice brought about onscreen exoticism watched by millions around the world.

  • OPINION

    Thank you, 'Mali San'

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/08/2019

    » We Thais owe many, many thanks to "Mali-San" or Ms Megumi Morimoto, 46, a freshman at Kasetsart University's Sakolnakorn campus. As shown by the clip on Facebook by Udomsak Nak-chang-in and on television, she's been blocking motorcyclists from illegally riding their bikes on the sidewalk at Rumsalee intersection, thus protecting pedestrians from being run over. She's done this over 100 times. Although local bikers have beaten her up four times, Thai onlookers have rescued her.

  • LIFE

    A tale of two cities

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 21/08/2019

    » There is no room for nostalgia in modern Thailand. At least, that's what the prevailing attitude in the capital appears to have been in recent decades, as its rapid development has continued apace. Grand old buildings, temples, villages and other heritage structures have been knocked down to make way for roads, urban rail, high-rises, condominiums and glitzy shopping malls.

  • OPINION

    Tiger deaths covered up?

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/09/2019

    » The country has been shocked by news of the high death toll among tigers in the care of the Wildlife Conservation Department at two state-owned sanctuaries in Ratchaburi.

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