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  • OPINION

    Nothing to crow about

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/11/2017

    » The junta is flapping and crowing about Thailand having moved up on the World Bank's Index, "Ease of Doing Business for 2018", from 46th to 26th, a giant leap of 20 paces. Hmm...

  • NEWS

    Prawit saga 'a political football'

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 03/02/2018

    » The Chulalongkorn-Thammasat Traditional Football Match, an annual event that kicks off on Saturday, is famous for featuring satirical effigies of government figures a rite that this year could have grave consequences given the growing watch scandal involving Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

  • LIFESTYLE

    What's trending and happening this week.

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 04/11/2017

    » 1 Vive La France! From this month forward, citizens of Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, India and Russia won't have to wait 10 days for their visa delivery time. The French government has now significantly reduced visa delivery times to merely 48 hours in order to try to increase the number of foreign tourists following a dramatic dip due to the wave of terrorist attacks in 2016. This year, the country is targeting 89 million tourists from 83 million last year, and plans to bring in 100 million tourists in 2020.

  • OPINION

    People deserve JFK truth

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/11/2017

    » If state funding for hospitals were adequate, there would be no need for the very admirable run by Toon Bodyslam - and the real heroes would be taxpayers.

  • OPINION

    Leave Yingluck be

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 13/01/2018

    » Re: "Officials 'must capture Yingluck'," (BP, Jan 12). We should all extend our sympathy to the government for having to resist pressure from various sources to pursue extradition proceedings against Yingluck Shinawatra.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Hanging politics on the wall

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 31/05/2017

    » Art and artists aren't as detached from worldly matters as many like to think. In the past couple of years, contemporary artists have undoubtedly given form to some of the most daring and powerful expressions of our collective feelings of angst, unrest and hope -- while increasingly becoming aware of, and subject to, the restrictions on freedoms that are in place.

  • OPINION

    All in the planning

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/01/2018

    » In a Jan 9 report on the withdrawal of plans for a "skywalk" over the Chao Phraya River, Deputy Bangkok governor Jumpol Sampaopol stated that "similar walkways had been built in many big cities including London and Paris".

  • OPINION

    'Phuyai' must lead kids by good example

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 05/01/2018

    » As National Children's Day draws near, it's time for the public to pay attention to the annual slogan (<i>kham kwan</i>) thought up each year by the prime minister of the day for kids.

  • OPINION

    Will regime keep three key pledges for 2018?

    News, Soonruth Bunyamanee, Published on 03/01/2018

    » We have kicked off 2018 -- with the hope that there will be changes ahead.

  • NEWS

    'Dark-side' social media win Person of the Year

    News, Published on 28/12/2017

    » From unearthing a stockpile of luxury watches belonging to a deputy prime minister, pursuing the details of murder cases to their grisly end, and becoming an alternative petition centre for those unfairly treated by the system, the various Facebook pages of semi-professional investigative journalists have asserted their influence in society and proved the power of technology -- and anonymity -- in an age where media freedom has hit a snag.

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