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    Mini Khon Thai Test

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 26/08/2016

    » Army chief Gen Theerachai Nakvanich recently urged people to look out for anything suspicious in their communities in the wake of the recent bomb attacks, while adding new Thai characteristics to everybody's knowledge. He said, "Thai people don't wear hats or glasses in the mall. Carrying a backpack is also suspicious too."

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    It's time to lay the Kaeng Sua Ten Dam project to rest

    News, Published on 14/02/2013

    » Last Saturday Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi, who is chairman of the government's Water Management and Flood Prevention Commission, proposed to implement the Mae Wong Dam and resurrect the Kaeng Sua Ten Dam as part of the huge flood-prevention package now being formulated. Neither of these dams, if implemented, would offer enough flood prevention to offset the damage caused to forests and wildlife.

  • OPINION

    Medicine that entertains

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 18/03/2019

    » After the fantasy period TV melodrama Bupphaesannivas (Love Destiny) aired last year, the nation was hooked on the series, which rekindled an interest in Thai history and culture.

  • OPINION

    Work together for a greener capital

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 12/04/2019

    » When I learnt of City Hall's plan to grow one million trees in various districts of Bangkok, I could hardly believe my ears. It was hard to believe that the agency, which is known for its love-hate relationship with trees -- could change its attitude, especially if you look at the way city workers abuse trees by leaving them completely bare and without branches.

  • OPINION

    Recognition fight continues for indigenous peoples

    News, Published on 17/08/2017

    » Having signed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, Thailand recognises the concept of indigeneity, i.e., native peoples. Yet, presently in Thailand, the state does not acknowledge being home to indigenous peoples. This oversight must be addressed.

  • OPINION

    City clean-up is becoming a waste of space

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 25/05/2017

    » In just three years, a number of pavements and public areas in Bangkok have been reclaimed and tidied up, thanks to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's (BMA) "clean-up campaign", which was backed by the military regime. But whether these spots really serve the needs of Bangkok residents remains in doubt.

  • OPINION

    Seven struggles only Bangkokians understand

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 17/03/2017

    » Living in Bangkok comes with its beauties and bummers (Beauty and the Beast pun intended). Besides the congested roads we're painfully aware of, as well as being rejected by taxi drivers on a regular basis, there are other minor struggles that one comes across while living in the City of Angels. Don't despair, dear readers. I'm here to tell you that you're not alone and that we can commiserate with each other in a light-hearted manner. Because, you know, a problem shared is a problem halved. Here are seven struggles only Bangkokians understand.

  • OPINION

    Reaching the finish line in Rio's Games

    Oped, Roger Crutchley, Published on 21/08/2016

    » Because of the 10-hour time difference, it's been quite gruelling following that sporting event down in the land where "coffee beans grow by the billions" -- I still can't get that song out of my head. I can safely claim to have dozed off while watching swimming, boxing, badminton, golf (sorry Ariya) and missing far too many gold medal performances.

  • OPINION

    No good role models left for our kids

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 11/01/2017

    » It's that time of the year when state and private agencies alike are busily preparing activities to attract children as National Children's Day draws near.

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