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    Missionaries' mixed fruits

    News, Published on 30/12/2012

    » Andrew Biggs posed a pertinent question in last Sunday's Brunch when he asked exactly why Christian missionaries are in Thailand. I used to be a teacher at an allegedly Christian school where lots of students were the children of missionaries.


    Police serving in the South

    News, Published on 31/12/2012

    » Events in Thailand's far South have effectively have come full circle. With a Royal Thai Police decision to hold a lottery and assign losers to the deep South, the situation in important ways returns to the 1970s. That was when police and other civil servants were sent to the South unwillingly. The result was incompetence and poor job performance, followed by resentment by southerners for becoming Bangkok's "dumping ground", followed by violence and terrorism _ a situation pretty much repeated today.


    New obstacles for Banharn

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 24/01/2013

    » Had it not been for the political ban which has prevented former prime minister Banharn Silpa-archa and former executives of the Chartthaipattana Party from holding public office, he would face no difficulty in deciding who will succeed his late brother Chumpol Silpa-archa as Minister of Tourism and Sports.


    Animism and the Chinese New Year

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 08/02/2013

    » The Chinese New Year has been one of my favourite holiday seasons. If I were in Bangkok, I would have purchased a red shirt printed with a little snake, the zodiac sign and mascot for this year, and attended a ritual of worship at any of the Chinese shrines you see in Yaowarat and other Chinese communities in the city.


    Taxing my patience

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 04/03/2013

    » It's that time of year again, and there's nothing humorous or light-hearted I can think of in relation to this topic.


    The rice scheme has finally collapsed

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 08/03/2013

    » Finally, the government has conceded and decided to sell the millions of tonnes of rice held in stockpiles since last year at the market price - and take an embarrassing big loss as a result.


    Opening our eyes to the plight of the blind

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 15/03/2013

    » Never before had I experienced and understood the difficulties faced by the blind until last week. My left eye became badly infected and had to be covered with a dressing for four days. Technically, I was temporarily half blind except when I sometimes felt so uncomfortable I tried to peek at things through the gap between the gauze and my cheek. To relieve some of the embarrassment about wearing a big gauze pad over my eye, I donned big sunglasses, even at night, during those four days.


    Don't eat while reading this

    Guru, Published on 22/03/2013

    » Let's play a game. What you'll need to succeed at this activity is an illogical mind, a cast-iron stomach, and a history of people describing you with terms like silly/eccentric/batsh*t insane. Got all that? Let's proceed.


    The gods must be crazy

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 25/03/2013

    » Thailand's a wonderful place to live because we're never without colourful and exotic things happening on a daily basis.


    Grace among the graves

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 28/03/2013

    » As a Thai of Chinese descent, Qing Ming is as important to me as Chinese New Year. While Chinese New Year is the period for celebration, Qing Ming is the day family members remember relatives who have passed away.

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