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  • THAILAND

    When in drought, bank on water

    News, Onnucha Hutasingh, Published on 29/07/2020

    » Yotsaphon Bunsinprasit, a 29-year-old man from Kamphaeng Phet's Lan Krabue district, became a full-time farmer two years ago when he took over a 16-rai plot of farmland inherited from his parents.

  • LIFE

    A new leaf

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 29/07/2020

    » Spending months in lockdown at home has seen a rise in people's desire to brighten their living spaces with indoor plants, the latest fad in home decoration. With their heralded properties including air purification, increased oxygen levels and catching fine dust, these greens are a perfect addition to any home. Their beautiful leaves are also must-have items for Instagrammers.

  • LIFE

    Parasite moves in on Netflix

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 29/07/2020

    » Oscar-winning film Parasite has finally hit Netflix some 14 months after the South Korean dark comedy premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, Okja, The Host), the film went straight to number one on Netflix's list of most-watched films.

  • OPINION

    The unseen human cost of cheap power

    Oped, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 29/07/2020

    » On July 23, 2018, the villagers of Attapeu, a sleepy town in southern Laos, suffered their worst nightmare when the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower dam suddenly burst, unleashing massive torrents of water that swallowed local villages, killing 71. More than 7,000 were made homeless.

  • OPINION

    Rohingya treatment a violation of human rights

    Oped, Published on 29/07/2020

    » Tomorrow marks the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, but the governments of Southeast Asia have little to celebrate. Rohingya refugees, many of whom are survivors of trafficking and crimes of atrocity, continue to arrive on the shores of Thailand and Malaysia, where their arrival is met with a cold reception. Instead of protecting trafficking survivors and refugees, Thailand and Malaysia continue to propagate shameful policies of detention and refoulement and fail to hold traffickers accountable.

  • OPINION

    Unravelling Iran's nuclear 'threshold' game

    Oped, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 29/07/2020

    » 'A glance at the history of nuclear weapons manufacture shows that all 11 countries that wished to build bombs did so within three to 10 years," wrote Yossi Melman, intelligence and strategic affairs correspondent for Israel's Haaretz newspaper, on Sunday. So why, he asked, has Iran failed to do so after more than 30 years of trying?

  • BUSINESS

    Marketers Experiment With TV Ads in Console Videogames

    Business, Published on 29/07/2020

    » Marketers are putting TV ads in videogames played on consoles, an experiment in trying to reach younger audiences who are watching ever less traditional TV.

  • BUSINESS

    Intel fires chief engineer after production delays

    Business, Published on 29/07/2020

    » San Francisco: Intel Corp on Monday ousted chief engineering officer Murthy Renduchintala, the executive in charge of the company's vast chip-design and manufacturing organisation, less than a week after saying it has fallen further behind rivals in production technology.

  • THAILAND

    2 more returning troops have Covid

    News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 29/07/2020

    » The government has confirmed that two more soldiers who returned last week from a military exercise in the United States have tested positive for Covid-19.

  • OPINION

    Rotten to the core

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 29/07/2020

    » Re: "Cops plan to review Boss saga", (BP, 28 July).

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