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  • OPINION

    Support fort community

    News, Editorial, Published on 23/12/2016

    » In a bid to prove that its existence can be part of city conservation and development, the Mahakan Fort community, a group of people faced with an eviction order by the state, is set to launch its conservation plan to the public tomorrow.

  • OPINION

    Intangible heritage stands up to scrutiny

    News, Published on 15/12/2018

    » The recent 2018 inscriptions of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) on Unesco Lists has raised again global awareness about variations of masked dance in Southeast Asia, which retell the story of Rama, the Vishnu-reincarnated king who defeats the demon king Ravana.

  • OPINION

    Thailand gets ready to take Asean chair

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 13/11/2018

    » A decade after living through the devastating experience of the 2009 Asean summit, the kingdom will have another chance to regain its regional leadership and reputation. Singapore will pass the baton to Thailand on Nov 15 as the Asean chair. Although the official role will kick off in January, Bangkok will get the ball rolling immediately.

  • OPINION

    Time for the regime to face the music

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 30/10/2018

    » Finally, the return to democracy has begun. It's raw. It's vulgar. It's controversial. It has also unleashed a rush of polarised opinions. Police are gunning to outlaw it as more people flock to view it online, with over 21 million on YouTube for the music video in question as of yesterday mid-afternoon.

  • OPINION

    The three gutsy peers

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 16/09/2018

    » The six-month Bangkok Shutdown campaign may have given off an aura of fun and games with a positive outcome for the green shirts and a negative one for the reds.

  • OPINION

    Driving Test: Bangkok Edition

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 14/10/2016

    » In a bid to make the roads safer, the Department of Land Transport recently announced a plan to raise the pass mark from 90% to 100% on the multiple-choice driving exam. Soon you'll have to answer all 50 questions correctly to obtain a driving licence. Of course, people can appear responsible on paper but they can actually, in real life, be jerks on the road. But if that extra 10% somehow makes the roads 1% safer, don't you think it's worth our collective effort to strive for full marks? This new requirement is expected to be in effect next year so, in the meantime, you can take my very own driving exam to find out how responsible a driver you can be (or whether you should never be allowed on Bangkok's roads, for the sake of everyone else).

  • OPINION

    Battle for 5G is failing

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/08/2018

    » Almost from the moment they seized power, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and allies in the National Council for Peace and Order have spent time and treasure promoting their vision of the future. The two top meme titles are "Thailand 4.0" and "Digital Thailand". As defined, both are excellent and worthy goals. Lack of planning, absent government supervision and poor performance make both elusive.

  • OPINION

    Philippines' hollow victory over China

    News, Johanna Son, Published on 20/08/2018

    » In an Asean multilateral meeting in Cambodia in 2012, the Philippines' then-foreign secretary, Alberto del Rosario, found himself in an uncomfortable diplomatic situation.

  • OPINION

    No rationale left not to abandon fossil fuels

    News, Wasant Techawongtham, Published on 01/09/2018

    » It has become clear to many that the global trend of renewable energy development, particularly solar energy, is unstoppable.

  • OPINION

    A concrete jungle where cars remain king

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 30/06/2018

    » Pedestrians who use Asok Montri Road in the Sukhumvit area will have to brace for more inconvenience, starting next week, with police set to close one major pedestrian crossing during morning rush hours they blame for congestion.

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