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    Here come the men in black, again

    Spectrum, Published on 16/02/2014

    » He’s become widely known as the “Popcorn Shooter” due to the corn seed sack he hid his military rifle in at the Laksi gun battle last month — and depending on what side of politics you fall on, he represents either a white knight or a return of the sinister “men in black”.

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    Stocking up problems as anger spills out

    Spectrum, Published on 16/02/2014

    » Mother of two Sasikarn Puang-In, 41, has been waiting almost two months for the Yingluck Shinawatra government to pay her for her rice and if she doesn’t get the money soon she won’t be able to afford to sow another crop.

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    Former political captives denied higher education

    Spectrum, Published on 16/02/2014

    » After attending the university of life, as Myanmar’s jails are often referred to by former political prisoners, a real university education is still denied to students who have spent their young years behind bars.

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    Finding Energy savings in real estate: Effort is one thing, results are another

    Spectrum, Published on 16/02/2014

    » In today’s world of climate change and rising fuel tariffs, more property owners and occupiers have set a goal to make their real estate sustainable and operate sustainably by focusing on energy efficiency.

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    Righting the waterway wrongs

    Spectrum, Angus Mitchell, Published on 16/02/2014

    » Last week, we began wading into the issue of water pollution in Bangkok by taking a look at the laws and government agencies that regulate the waterways. After defining the different factors that are tested for when determining the level of water pollution in a given area, we compared the statistics found by the Pollution Control Department (PCD) to the standards set forth by the US EPA. This week, we will try to trace that pollution back to its source and discover why the waterways are as filthy as they are, as well as look at a couple of high-profile cases of citizens fighting back against the polluters that illegally dump toxins where fishermen fish and swimmers swim.

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