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  • NEWS

    French duo convert plastic waste into petrol, diesel

    Business, Published on 20/12/2018

    » PUGET-THENIERS, France: A French actor and a self-taught inventor have designed a low-tech machine that converts plastic waste into diesel and petrol, which they say could help fight pollution and provide fuel for remote communities in developing countries.

  • NEWS

    Weed on road to legalisation

    News, Aekarach Sattaburuth, Published on 26/12/2018

    » A bill to legalise the strictly controlled production, import and use of marijuana and kratom for medical and research purposes was passed yesterday, amid concerns that patents on marijuana extracts will be secured mainly by large, foreign pharmaceutical companies.

  • BUSINESS

    GM: Layoffs in America no issue in Thailand

    Business, Piyachart Maikaew, Published on 06/12/2018

    » US car maker General Motors Thailand says its local operation in Rayong will see no impact from the layoff programme in North America, noting that the local plant has enjoyed a stable situation since the Detroit-based firm restructured in early 2015.

  • NEWS

    Thousands scramble to apply for 'One Million House' loans

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 24/12/2018

    » Several thousand people nationwide on Sunday scrambled to secure rights to buy new homes under the government's "One Million House" campaign, a one-day-only loan offer, which saw demand outstrip its credit line by 50 billion baht.

  • BUSINESS

    Kirapat discusses MEA plans

    Business, Yuthana Praiwan, Published on 10/12/2018

    » The newly appointed governor of the state-run Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), Kirapat Jiamset, vows to transform the organisation for the digital era and improve services in anticipation of disruptive technology in the coming years.

  • OPINION

    Intangible heritage stands up to scrutiny

    News, Published on 15/12/2018

    » The recent 2018 inscriptions of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) on Unesco Lists has raised again global awareness about variations of masked dance in Southeast Asia, which retell the story of Rama, the Vishnu-reincarnated king who defeats the demon king Ravana.

  • OPINION

    Life without populism

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 06/05/2018

    » Once upon a time in a land very, very far away with a "government by the people, for the people" there was a plan to fix recalcitrant taxi drivers and make them pick up passengers, politely, and then to reward the drivers with a fare increase. And that plan was carried out in the faraway country, and passengers were happy to reward deserving, hard-working, uncomplaining taxi drivers.

  • LIFESTYLE

    What's next on Netflix

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 14/12/2018

    » Netflix has taken over all of our lives and we've sat back and welcomed it. "Netflix and chill" is now meant in the literal sense rather than being used as a euphemism back in the day i.e. a year or so ago. With the recent boom of the streaming service, it's no surprise that they show no signs of stopping. Having released a huge amount of new content this year, they also announced exciting releases for 2019 at the "What's Next" event at Singapore recently, with series from Thailand, too.

  • NEWS

    Chalerm says regime leaves 'bad legacies'

    News, Aekarach Sattaburuth, Published on 13/12/2018

    » Pheu Thai maverick Chalerm Ubumrung on Wednesday did not hold back in his attack against the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), one day after the regime lifted the prohibitions on political activities.

  • BUSINESS

    Virtually covered

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 10/12/2018

    » As an enthusiastic user of two-wheeled transport -- both bicycles and motorcycles -- Nicolas Faquet understands what kinds of risks he has to take on the road every day.

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