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  • NEWS

    Thirayuth rips regime for 'plot to cling onto power'

    News, Published on 11/12/2018

    » Social critic Thirayuth Boonmi yesterday took aim at the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), saying the regime intends to cling to power for a long time and that it is highly likely that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will return as the premier after the poll next year.

  • LEARNING

    Call center work for prisoners

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 24/04/2013

    » Prison won't be wasted time for a special group of prisoners providing telephone number information for a decent salary.

  • LEARNING

    Rice industry corruption

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 02/05/2012

    » With dealings between millers, exporters & government invisible to public, rice industry corruption seems likely but also impossible to prove.

  • NEWS

    Keeping the faith: No stopping Nana clan

    News, Published on 17/02/2018

    » Ever wondered why there's a BTS Skytrain station called Nana? What about Sukhumvit Soi 4 going by the same moniker? Meanwhile, foreign tourists like to be shocked by Nana Plaza, one of the most famous red-light districts in Bangkok that adopts the same family's name.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Call me by her name

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/07/2018

    » While the interest and market for gay-themed stories continue to grow -- on online channels, on television series and in cinemas -- the sub-genre of lesbian movies has still got some catching up to do, especially in Thailand. Once in a blue moon, a lesbian film would drop on our cinema or TV screens, and the ones that had an actual cultural impact can be counted on one hand. At last week's LGBT Film Festival, which saw an enthusiastic turnout, there was then just one lesbian film among a dozen gay-themed international titles. All of this seems to signify that truly fair representation of gender and sexuality in the media still has quite a way to go.

  • NEWS

    US warns of sanctions for foreign election meddling

    AFP, Published on 13/09/2018

    » WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday allowing punitive sanctions on foreigners who interfere in US elections, two years after Russia allegedly meddled on his behalf in the presidential campaign.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Big city, small town

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 11/05/2018

    » People are natural actors. Observe how they tell stories to their friends, passing on telephone conversations or what they saw or heard. They mimic and flap their arms for emphasis. Hoping for smiles or groans. Novelists aim to do the same with more words. Alas, only the better ones succeed. All too many try and fail.

  • NEWS

    Trump-Kim summit set for June 12 in Singapore

    Associated Press, Published on 10/05/2018

    » WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump will meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, Mr Trump announced Thursday, hours after suggesting that the release of three Americans held in the North heralded a potential breakthrough toward denuclearising the Korean Peninsula.

  • OPINION

    Hopes rest on new president to reinvigorate govt

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 31/03/2018

    » President Win Myint has been sworn in as Myanmar's new president, raising hopes that with him at the helm government administration will be strengthened and revitalised.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The game-playing life

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 29/11/2017

    » They're known as gamecasters -- those who sit around all day making videos of themselves playing video games and getting paid for it. It is work and play rolled into one, in the age of gaming, YouTube and online celebrity.

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