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  • OPINION

    Thai idols fall in line with orthodoxy

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 01/09/2018

    » Poor coup-makers, no one wants to see them on TV. At 6pm sharp when the theme song begins, there's a rush of hands to the remote control. Not that you can escape them. The true mark of dictatorship is audiovisual dictatorship: They beam their images on every TV and radio channel, monopolising your sensory reception, like a sci-fi movie, or like a spoiled child demanding your full attention. At 6pm every day for the past four years, the hands clutching the remote have reached for the only possible button. Off.

  • THAILAND

    Human rights defenders face risk of 'jail, death'

    News, Dave Kendall, Published on 01/06/2019

    » Repression is rampant in Thailand and across Asia, and human rights defenders face harassment, jail and even death, according to a new report by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia).

  • LIFE

    Just a thought

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 30/05/2019

    » I don't mind admitting that I winced when I plucked an 800-page novel from my review bag, having long advocated that authors don't need more than 400 pages to say what needs be said. The back cover describes it as an espionage novel. I don't recall Ian Fleming or John le Carré penning tomes.

  • THAILAND

    Wild Boars go globe trotting

    News, Published on 01/10/2018

    » Poor marks for Grade 1 tests

  • OPINION

    Tourist tax could work

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/05/2019

    » The government's fresh initiative to charge a tax on tourists who visit Thailand is not a bad idea. But it should not be executed until the government has mapped out an effective plan to manage and allocate the potentially huge revenue generated from the levy.

  • OPINION

    Perpetuating sexism through prayers

    News, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Is it possible that women's lower status in Thai society has something to do with the way we Thai Buddhists pray?

  • THAILAND

    The sound of silence

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 24/05/2019

    » Two men pit themselves against each other, taking on the challenge of the Matterhorn. As they test their limits to conquer one of the highest peak of the Alps, they also hope to win the heart of the same woman.

  • LIFE

    An imperfect world

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 21/05/2019

    » Even on the ground at the Cannes Film Festival, what people seemed to be anticipating most on Monday was, well, the final episode of Game Of Thrones. No, it wasn't being shown at the festival (how unbecoming that would be), but isn't it a sign of our times that a TV episode has the Valyrian-steel nerve to dominate global discussion and upstage the world's biggest film showcase?

  • LIFE

    Silent Film Festival makes noise at the Scala

    Life, Published on 20/05/2019

    » The Silent Film Festival is back to offer a unique cinematic experience to Bangkok audiences at the Scala Theatre in Siam Square, Rama I, from Friday until SundayMay 24-2.

  • 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.

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