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  • WORLD

    North Korea to halt Mass Games after Kim fury: tour firms

    AFP, Published on 05/06/2019

    » SEOUL - North Korea will temporarily suspend its spectacular "Mass Games" propaganda displays from next week, travel agencies said Wednesday, after leader Kim Jong Un censured the show's content.

  • WORLD

    Climbers 'knowingly risked' lives on Indian peak

    AFP, Published on 04/06/2019

    » PITHORAGARH, India: Eight climbers believed to be dead on a treacherous Himalayan mountain "knowingly risked" their lives by changing their plans without permission, an Indian official said Tuesday.

  • WORLD

    US-S.Korea military exercises not 'necessary': Pentagon chief

    AFP, Published on 02/06/2019

    » SEOUL - The resumption of major US-South Korea joint military exercises is not "necessary", Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan told reporters Sunday, despite stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang.

  • OPINION

    Born to love noise

    News, Postbag, Published on 04/06/2019

    » Daniel Reid in his June 3 letter, "Kill noise monsters", is right. There is a department to deal with noise pollution. I found this office at the Bangkok City Hall about 15 or so years ago, tucked away in a corner, staffed by 10 people, all who were playing computer games when I walked in. I was there to file a noise complaint. None of the staff knew where to find the complaint forms to fill in. When a form was eventually produced, there was little enthusiasm for anyone to listen or help out. I finally went outside to find "someone in authority" to light a fire under these people. At least I got the ball rolling after a few hours that should have taken a few minutes.

  • OPINION

    The lasting tragedy of the Tiananmen massacre

    News, Minxin Pei, Published on 03/06/2019

    » China's progress toward an open society ended when the People's Liberation Army (PLA) slaughtered at least hundreds, if not thousands, of peaceful demonstrators in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989. The crackdown left a lasting stain on the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), despite the regime's unrelenting efforts to whitewash history and suppress collective memory.

  • THAILAND

    Tour operators want better marine protection system

    Business, Dusida Worrachaddejchai, Published on 04/06/2019

    » The temporary closure for rehabilitation of several famous marine national parks and coastal sites, including Maya Bay and the Similan and Surin islands in southern Thailand, and more recently Samae San island on the east coast, has drawn mixed reactions from stakeholders.

  • WORLD

    Pentagon confirms push to hide USS John McCain from Trump

    AFP, Published on 03/06/2019

    » SEOUL - The acting Pentagon chief confirmed Sunday that the White House had requested the hiding of a warship bearing the name of late Senator John McCain during a visit by Donald Trump to Japan.

  • SPORTS

    Hot putter helps Sarit to triumph

    Sports, Published on 03/06/2019

    » Sarit Suwannarut fired a stunning 65 in the final round to win by a shot at the Singha Classic yesterday.

  • EASY NEWS

    Rare false killer whales seen near Koh Tao

    Gary Boyle, Published on 02/06/2019

    » SURAT THANI: A pod of about 30 false killer whales -- a kind of large oceanic dolphin -- have been sighted near Koh Tao island in Ko Phangan district of this southern province, governor Wichawut Jinto said on Sunday.

  • WORLD

    Youth movement in George Town

    Asia focus, Published on 03/06/2019

    » The faded white walls and wooden door of Fong Lai Kheng's hair salon in the heart of George Town stand out on a street lined with souvenir shops, cafes and colourful murals.

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