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  • OPINION

    Army unwilling to yield to democracy

    News, Erich Parpart, Published on 31/07/2019

    » For the country like Thailand where the military staged two putsches within the past 13 years, a coup d'état should no longer be necessary.

  • LIFE

    Fare isn't fair

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 14/05/2019

    » Bangkok's buses are known to offer a Fast And Furious kind of ride. Years ago, the No.8 was voted worst in the city in the Transport Ministry's Facebook survey, due to the horrible experience. Despite a sudden change in driver and conductor behaviour after the survey was released, many public buses are still notorious for their impolite and inefficient services, as well as poor facilities, among many other things.

  • THAILAND

    Born to Run

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 29/05/2019

    » To music fans, Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai has long been known as one of Thailand's leading rock stars fronting the rock band Bodyslam. In recent years he has become recognised as a heroic figure, a man who ran across Thailand -- from the southernmost to the northernmost points -- raising money for hospitals that care for the poor.

  • THAILAND

    Into the deep

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 17/05/2019

    » Up until a few decades ago, pla thu (Thai short mackerel), which was overflowing in local seas, had been one of the main staples in Thai households. Back then, almost every Thai child -- whether in a poor or wealthy family -- grew up feeding on pla thu, not only because the fish was available abundantly but also for a comforting good taste that reflected the loving warmth of mum's kitchen.

  • THAILAND

    Director at heart of school lunch scam dismissed

    News, Supapong Chaolan, Published on 16/05/2019

    » The director of a primary school in Surat Thani who was suspended from duty for 10 months over a scandal in which the school served poor quality lunch to young students has been dismissed from his job.

  • THAILAND

    Bangkok school sets balanced lunch example

    News, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 18/07/2019

    » Prathom 2 (Grade 2) students at Wat Makut Kasatriyaram School happily lined up in the canteen when the school director announced that they were going to have khao moo daeng (barbecued pork on rice), chicken soup and watermelon for lunch.

  • OPINION

    Reality of prisons

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/07/2019

    » As a former guest of the Department of Corrections I would like to respond to the editorial, "Hellish jails do not cut crime", (Editorial, July 13).

  • LIFE

    Bangkok dreams

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/04/2019

    » To any outsider visiting Bangkok for the first time, the first word they might use describe the city would probably be "chaos". From the polarity of old and modern, rich and poor, nature and synthetic, it's a lot for anyone to take in.

  • OPINION

    Find a 'middle path'

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/07/2019

    » Re: "Don't worry, be happy", (PostBag, July 15).

  • LIFE

    Shadow selves

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 29/03/2019

    » I wanted so badly to like Us, the second directorial effort by the rising American director Jordan Peele. The movie has so far been receiving quite positive reviews from critics everywhere, largely because Peele's first film, Get Out, was one of the most beloved releases of 2017.

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