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  • NEWS

    Fortune-telling and politics intertwined in Thailand

    Published on 08/07/2016

    » "Fortune-tellers told me to speak less to maintain a good political atmosphere. I will obey their advice," Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha recently told reporters before cutting short a press conference, referring to a reading from astrologers who urged the outspoken junta leader to speak less.

  • NEWS

    Thai woman held in Japan over visa waiver abuse

    Kyodo News, Published on 08/07/2016

    » TOKYO - A Thai woman and a Chinese female operator of a sex parlour in Tokyo have been arrested for allegedly arranging for another Thai woman overstaying in Japan to provide sexual services, police said on Friday, in a case possibly highlighting how Japan's visa exemption programme is being exploited.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Spielberg no match for Dahl

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 08/07/2016

    » If you're a fan of Roald Dahl's best-selling children's book, then it's quite likely that you'll file The BFG into the let-down list of "book-to-movie adaptations gone blah". Director Steven Spielberg is generous with mood-setting by immersing you in his beautiful visuals (heck, the movie is an hour and 58 minutes long), but it doesn't quite stir any emotion.

  • OPINION

    Suu Kyi's hollow words

    News, Editorial, Published on 08/07/2016

    » Mob attacks against Rohingya Muslim communities and the burning of mosques in Myanmar's northern Kachin state and Bago Region in the past weeks remind many of us that there seems to be no end in sight for the chronic and terrifying anti-Muslim violence.

  • OPINION

    Don Sahong Dam casts wide shadow over Mekong

    News, Kate Ross, Published on 08/07/2016

    » 'If we cannot fish, what will we do?' asked one elderly woman, as she stood looking out over the Mekong River, in Siphandone, southern Laos. This is a question that is increasingly echoed by many whose lives have, for generations, centred around the river's abundance of fish, their migration routes and cycles; a way of life which may be on the brink of drastic change as a result of construction of the Don Sahong Dam.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Out of site: Phu Phra Bat still waits for Unesco status

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 08/07/2016

    » One of the topics that has gained a lot of public attention this week is the cabinet's decision to withdraw Phu Phra Bat Historical Park, in Udon Thani, from final consideration to become a Unesco World Heritage Site.

  • OPINION

    Military budget fiascos

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/07/2016

    » Faced with heavy criticism of his high defence budget, DPM Prawit Wongsuwon says: "Every purchase of weaponry is made for the people."

  • LIFESTYLE

    Hotpot that hits the spot

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 08/07/2016

    » Tokyo's Ginza district is globally famous not only as a haven for high-end shopping, luxurious fashion and sleepless entertainment. Its gourmet appreciation, too, is known to be top class.

  • OPINION

    #Guru5.0

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 08/07/2016

    » You can bet your bottom baht I shared the news of my promotion via Facebook last week. Oh, sorry. Where are my manners? Hello, it's me, your new Guru editor.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Savoury spin-off

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 08/07/2016

    » Following the success of the first OSHA Thai Restaurant & Bar on Witthayu Road, OSHA Café recently opened at Asiatique as the more affordable younger cousin with all new offerings. This, by no means, the café is downsizing on flavour.

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