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    Yingluck gone but populism sticks around

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/08/2017

    » Ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra has gone -- some might say -- with the wind. And the way she fled the country was so sly, like a Hollywood film noir where the femme fatale coolly sashays out of the scene having outwitted everyone.

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    Bangkok's secret weapon in war against floods

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/10/2017

    » When the torrential rains of Oct 13 caused heavy flooding in Bangkok, several parts of the city were swamped, including Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park in Sam Yan. However, as the park slowly filled with water, Kotchakorn Voraakhom, the landscape architect who designed the project, remained unconcerned. She even expressed her satisfaction in a Facebook post that the park had finally delivered on one of its purposes -- the detention of flood water.

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    Great expectations

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/10/2017

    » Joanne Kua, the young chief executive officer of KSK Group Berhad, is typical of the next generation of family business leaders. After pursuing a successful career beyond her native Malaysia, she has returned home determined to leave her mark, yet is aware of the need to prove herself.

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    Not your average neighbourhood watch

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 05/08/2019

    » Violence across Thailand's restive southern provinces is grabbing public attention once more, after having declined from its peak in 2007 when a string of attacks claimed 892 lives, according to the Ministry of Defence.

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    Unseen killers are wildlife's worst enemies

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/02/2018

    » Unquestionably, construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta is the man of the moment. His name is on everyone's lips, after he and three of his entourage were arrested and charged with poaching in Unesco's World Heritage Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary on Feb 4.

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    PM's southern tantrum loses hearts, minds

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2017

    » During his first mobile cabinet meeting in the South this week, our prime minister's hot temper turned a trip that initially aimed to woo support from southerners into a government PR nightmare.

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    Our weapons against terror

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/06/2017

    » Once in a while, Singapore appears on the world's radar but most of the time, no news is good news for the tightly run city-state. The buzz last week was all about an unseemly feud involving Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his two siblings over their late father's house.

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    Elephant in the room

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/07/2014

    » For the majority of the population of Thailand, the elephant is a much-loved and revered animal that has been elevated to almost national status. Problems concerning the majestic animal have, however, long-dogged the country and late last month wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic unveiled a research paper that criticised Thailand for encouraging the massive slaughter of elephants in Africa by failing to control the domestic ivory market.

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    The tipping point

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/10/2013

    » It is just small news, just another report of deaths. Two forest rangers were killed earlier this month by illegal poachers in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, in the country's rich Western Forest Complex.

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    China's Sorrows up close

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 22/10/2012

    » Books on China are occupying more shelf space in bookstores around the world. More people want to learn about China, the once poverty-ridden nation that has now become the world's second largest economy and is poised to ascend to the status of the greatest superpower.

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