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  • LIFESTYLE

    Paradise lost

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 19/08/2013

    » The words "national park" should convey the spirit of conservation and a well-protected space of natural beauty. But in Thailand, sometimes the parks are beset by scandals and controversy that also imply problems: law violation, land disputes, poaching, encroachment and environmental abuses.

  • NEWS

    Motorbike taxi driver killed in accident

    Published on 19/08/2013

    » A 27-year-old taxi man, Somchai Nokpueak, was killed when his motorbike collided with a car at the junction of Third Road and Soi Lenkee. The driver of the car, Warawat Phosajunt, said he was en route to a local hospital with an 80-year-old woman when the motorbike appeared at high speed and attempted to overtake her car resulting in an unavoidable accident.

  • NEWS

    Swiss pensioner accused of indecency

    Published on 19/08/2013

    » Robert Nonstantine, 69-year-old former owner of a gay bar in Pattaya, was arrested for alleged offences involving young boys at his Banglamung home. Officers said they found incriminating photos and computer clips of the Swiss man harassing pre-pubescent boys. Nonstantine allegedly used Thai accomplices to lure 10- to 13-year-old boys to his home, and arranged for his gay friends to meet with the youths. The youngsters were paid up to 300 baht and told not to tell anyone about the incidents. The suspect said that the boys simply came to his house to swim and he denied any wrongdoing.

  • LIFE

    Endless struggle

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 19/08/2013

    » Of all the conflicts of human history, that between the haves and have-nots is the most enduring. The owners determined to keep the profit, the workers demanding a better wage. Both feel in the right. When negotiations are fruitless, each resort to force. Strikes. Strike-breakers. Broken heads. Broken bodies.

  • LIFE

    Truth is rarely simple

    Life, Chris Baker, Published on 19/08/2013

    » Thai political leaders don't write memoirs, so Abhisit Vejjajiva's account of events from his appointment as prime minister in December 2008 to the end of the red-shirt demonstration on April 20, 2010 is path-breaking. Abhisit explains that he wrote this memoir because red shirts have made political capital by claiming that government forces killed protesters in a brutal crackdown, so he needs to set the record straight: "We have heard plenty of lies _ I now ask for the opportunity to tell the truth."

  • AUTO

    Tapping a new pace

    Life, Richard Leu, Published on 19/08/2013

    » When it comes to extracting the last drop of a certain car project, nobody does it better than Mini. You see, the brand's family has now swelled to seven distinctive members with the introduction of the Paceman.

  • AUTO

    Sneak peek for new Ford Everest

    Life, Richard Leu, Published on 19/08/2013

    » Concept vehicle promises bold looks to chase Japan's established pickup-based SUVs

  • AUTO

    BMW M4 Coupe preview

    Life, Richard Leu, Published on 19/08/2013

    » Ignore the concept badge, this is the real thing succeeding the M3 Coupe

  • AUTO

    GLA guns for BMW X1

    Life, Richard Leu, Published on 19/08/2013

    » Merc's fifth SUV uses A-class underpinnings and is set to reach Thai shores early next year

  • LIFE

    A spirit of success

    Life, Alfred Tha Hla, Published on 19/08/2013

    » Khunthon Siripaiboon in a nutshell is a hopeless romantic with a passion for vintage comic books who once roomed with a ghost during his college years in the US. Yes, a real ghost, as in wraith or phantom.

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