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  • OPINION

    Capital tour, fit for a billionaire

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 06/07/2016

    » I had never considered Bill Gates a wizard in the way the rest of the world sees him until last week when a photo on his Instagram account, showing a pole with messy electrical wiring in Bangkok -- a familiar sight to us all -- led to a lightning response from officials.

  • OPINION

    Time for a more transparent THAI

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 25/02/2016

    » Despite the slew of negative articles regarding the country's troubled aviation industry published since last year, positive media reports about debt-ridden Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) have emerged over the past fortnight.

  • OPINION

    It need not be the end of the road

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 27/06/2016

    » Route 3077, a small lane that cuts through the heart of Khao Yai National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site, is one of my favourite drives. Several times my family brought me to this national park when I was very young.

  • OPINION

    Tigers, greed: The modern Thai temple

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/06/2016

    » Among the most notorious of the influential monks, it's Luang Ta Chan, otherwise known as Phra Archan Phusit Khantitharo, the abbot of the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, who amazes me the most.

  • OPINION

    Be it khon or khol, we share this heritage

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 09/06/2016

    » The row over the khon/khol mask dance between Thailand and Cambodia epitomises the long-standing love-hate relationship between the two neighbours.

  • OPINION

    Avoiding a religious row

    News, Editorial, Published on 20/01/2016

    » It is unclear why authorities in the South have pushed a project for a new Buddhist park in Pattani province. Indeed, as of yesterday at least, provincial officials had provided no specifics. The central government seems confused but it is crystal clear that local people have grave doubts, and have spoken about them clearly.

  • OPINION

    Liberalise lease laws

    News, Postbag, Published on 29/01/2016

    » An argument often heard in Thailand is that to extend leases or grant ownership rights to foreigners would betray sensitivity to the history of colonisation in Southeast Asia. But Thailand has not been subject to colonisation and is seldom seen to be overly sensitive to its neighbours' problems or transgressions, unless they directly impact the kingdom.

  • OPINION

    Gen Prayut stars in own Thai drama

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 22/03/2016

    » While Thai fans scream: "I want to be a captain's wife", it is doubtful whether viewers will get past Song Joong-ki love-sickness and see the message of "patriotism" that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants them to absorb from the Korean drama series Descendants of the Sun (DOTS).

  • OPINION

    How to make transit truly for the masses

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/03/2016

    » Monday is always the source of predicaments. Last Monday, especially, was chaos for many Bangkokians. No, we're not talking about Gen Prayut's birthday, even though it fell on the same day.  What happened last Monday was the infamous Airport Rail Link (ARL) incident. And all the news and headlines have already informed you of how over 700 passengers were stuck inside a train for an hour due to electrical problems, leaving them practically suffocated under Bangkok's trapped heat.

  • OPINION

    Justice fails test in temple stand-off

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 31/05/2016

    » No matter how it turns out, the stand-off between the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and Wat Phra Dhammakaya has underscored a combination of extreme conviction and weak enforcement of the justice system that has underpinned Thailand's many crises.

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