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  • NEWS

    N. Korea test-fires ballistic missile after Japan-US summit

    Published on 12/02/2017

    » TOKYO/SEOUL - North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan on Sunday in what appeared to be a move timed to follow the first summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump in Washington.


    Rarely heard bell to ring for New Supreme Patriarch

    News, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 12/02/2017

    » This evening, at the end of a solemn investiture of the new Supreme Patriarch, bells will ring at temples all around the kingdom. This includes the bell at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, or Wat Phra Kaew, where the actual investiture will take place, presided over by King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.

  • LIFE

    Patt stands by her man, Mew's brave face, No slave

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 12/02/2017

    » Actress Napapa "Patt" Tantrakul, expecting her first child by troubled speed racer Akarakit "Benz" Worarojcharoendet, vows she will stick by him through his troubles with the law.


    There's a time and a place to take a leak

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 12/02/2017

    » A reader relates that he was in a branch of a home improvements store in Thailand recently inspecting toilets for a new bathroom extension. There were several rows of toilets and while he was strolling around, two young boys, aged about six or seven, came running down one of the aisles. No parents were in sight. The boys stopped, giggled, lifted up the lid of one of the toilet bowls and proceeded to pee in it, right in the middle of the store. Still giggling, they ran off.


    Preparing students for the school of life

    News, Published on 12/02/2017

    » Some believe education comes with an end date: a child enters into formal schooling, stays for the mandated number of years and then moves on to either higher education or out into the working world -- mission completed, all necessary lessons learned.


    Paper tiger with a title

    News, Postbag, Published on 12/02/2017

    » In response to National Legislative Assembly member Wallop Tangkananurak, who raised concerns about several night entertainment venues nationwide that are illegally located in prohibited zones, Deputy Interior Minister Sutee Markboon insisted the existing laws and measures can regulate entertainment venues effectively enough (BP, Feb 11).


    Former senior policeman accused of encroaching on national park

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 12/02/2017

    » Police investigators are collecting evidence over a complaint that former deputy national police chief Jumpol Manmai encroached on forest land in Thap Lan National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima province.


    Hidden in plain sight

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 12/02/2017

    » A place of never-ending construction. A hunting ground for job seekers. A paradise for modern gold diggers who arrive with nothing and leave with full pockets: Phuket offers opportunities aplenty to those ready to give it a go.

  • LIFE

    Buddhist signs point wrong way

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 12/02/2017

    » The billboard rises, like a Buddhist temple, up ahead on the right-hand side of the airport highway. "BUDDHA IS NOT FOR DECORATION," it shouts at me alongside a decoration of a Buddha's head with an ugly red cross on top of it. Why desecrate a Buddha's head with an ugly red cross on a billboard that tells us not to desecrate Buddhas?


    Sea gypsies turning the tide

    Spectrum, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 12/02/2017

    » On Jan 31, the Phuket Provincial Court cleared four sea gypsies accused of unlawfully occupying beachfront land on Phuket's Rawai beach, saying the sea tribe owned the land before the title deed was issued for the property.

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