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    At home in Asean

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/02/2018

    » The first thing that impressed me about Hideaki Iwasaki, country director for the Thailand Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), was his fluent English. I assumed it was the result of his educational background.

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    Scholar for life

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/10/2017

    » I met Prof Dr Satya Vrat Shastri on the evening of Sept 26 for an interview at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. A day earlier, the renowned Sanskrit scholar had had lunch with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, when he reminded his former Sanskrit student about his birthday on Sept 29.

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    In search of certainty

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 27/05/2019

    » The world has become a more uncertain place, as escalating tensions between the US and China could potentially damage the global economy on a bigger scale than anyone has thought, business leaders warn.

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    Remember why we smile

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 01/08/2016

    » Recently, I was honoured to interview Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, who kindly reminded me about Thailand's world-renowned hospitality. A frequent visitor to our country, Mr Park told me, "The smile is the best product of Thailand." His remark got me thinking about how many people seem to have forgotten how "The Land of Smiles" earned its reputation.

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    New dawn at Dawei

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 28/03/2016

    » Four hundred and eighty houses stand ready for villagers in the Bawah area affected by the construction of the Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ) in eastern Myanmar. Built three years ago, they remain empty because the local government has yet to approve relocation and compensation plans. Italian-Thai Development Plc (ITD) continues to maintain them.

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    Eye on the ball

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 09/11/2015

    » Monchai Chokephaibulkit's office is filled with balls --footballs, basketballs, rugby balls, volleyballs and more. And when he looks out of his big window, he can see Hua Mark National Stadium opposite the headquarters of the 63-year-old company that supplies sporting equipment and apparel to customers all across Southeast Asia and beyond.

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    High water mark

    Business, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 27/07/2012

    » Jumpa Aonprae from Ayutthaya's Ban Khlong Sai village cannot wait any longer to return home after having been homeless for nearly eight months.

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    Raising the roof

    Business, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 22/02/2012

    » Like other parts of Ayutthaya, Maha Rat district's Ban Khlong Sai was inundated for almost two months last year, badly damaging villagers' homes.

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