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  • NEWS

    Bail denied for ex-monk who surrendered

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 01/06/2018

    » A former assistant abbot at the embezzlement-hit Wat Sa Ket who is accused of playing a collaborative role in siphoning money from the temple has been denied bail after he surrendered to the police.

  • NEWS

    Search for two top monks ratchets up

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 26/05/2018

    » Two senior monks wanted for alleged temple fund embezzlement remain in the country as police are holding talks with their close associates to convince them to surrender, Central Investigation Bureau commissioner (CIB) Thitiraj Nhongharnpitak said.

  • NEWS

    Cancer patients get final wish

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 10/04/2019

    » After fighting a losing battle against breast cancer, 32-year-old "Nim" had one final wish: She desperately wanted to visit Hua Hin beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan province before her time ran out.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Songkran splash

    Guru, Published on 12/04/2019

    » While many of you are most likely out of the city for the New Year holidays, we cooked up a fun diversion that hopefully depicts the many situations of how you would be celebrating Songkran in the city with our somewhat linear mini Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style game. Would you party at one of the many (and we mean many) festivals around or are you the type who will brave the crowds on the streets and spray water at passersby? Happy holidays!Rise and shine! Wannee pen wan Songkran! Things are about to get super soaked and you need to get ready. Do you have all the necessary equipment (sunglasses, phone bag, water gun, yadom, etc.) to start your wet n wild festivities?

  • LIFESTYLE

    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 18/08/2018

    » 1. The Bangkok Biennial has brought to town its fair share of exhibitions, as pavilions are dispersed throughout the city. Opening this weekend, the Supernatural Pavilion is taking place in Care Nang Leung temple with a performance and video installation The 5x5 Legged Stool, based on the 1962 dance score by Ann Halpin, The Five Legged Stool. In Bangkok, a new performance by Mari Fukutome comes to life, captured by video artist Chulayarnnon Siriphol, and explores the ways in which contemporary dance is recorded and archived in time. Viewers can visit the pavilion until tomorrow. Performances will take place at 8pm at Wat Care Nang Lerng, Phaniang Road, Khwaeng Wat Sommanat and Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai.

  • OPINION

    Post-poll policy: Dynamic continuity

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 26/03/2019

    » Speculation is rife about imminent changes in Thailand's diplomatic direction after five years of military-ruled guidance. Political pundits and campaigners ahead of the polls last week also sent out strong signals that they expect a new cabinet in Government House with new policies. One of the casualties would be Thai-Chinese ties, which have progressed and strengthened without waveringly over the past five years. However, the outcome of Sunday's election indicates that whichever parties form the next civilian government, there will be little effect on the country's foreign relations or the current Asean chair. Indeed, Thailand's foreign policy will become more dynamic with continuity.

  • TRAVEL

    Gearing up for tourists

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/03/2018

    » After harvesting season, rice farmers in the Northeast hold an annual merit-making ceremony to express gratitude to Mae Phosop (the Goddess of Rice). The farmers bring a portion of their newly harvested rice and pile it up on a temple ground for monks to bless.

  • NEWS

    Monk absconder turns self in, defrocked

    News, Published on 31/05/2018

    » One of the two senior monks on the run yesterday turned himself in to face charges in connection with embezzlement of state temple development funds while police were stepping up their search for the last suspect.

  • NEWS

    Yellow urged for 'holy water' collection

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 06/04/2019

    » People are encouraged to wear yellow clothes as they join Interior Ministry-sponsored ceremonies being held countrywide to make "holy water" for use in the coronation ceremony of His Majesty the King.

  • NEWS

    Making folk heroes super

    Life, Patipat Janthong, Published on 06/06/2018

    » Sounds from a traditional Thai piphat music ensemble resonated, as a likay comedian appeared on stage wearing a Batman costume at a folk theatre performance at a temple in Pathum Thani, near Bangkok last week.

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