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  • LIFE

    Operating in harmony

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 18/03/2013

    » When the German organisation Interkultur recently updated its world rankings, The Bangkok Voices choir found itself in 12th place in the pop, jazz, gospel, spiritual category and 86th in the world's top 1,000 choirs. It's a rapid rise and acknowledgement of the passion of the award-winning, 26-member Thai choir and founder Dr Kittiporn Tantrarungroj, who has also been the dedicated conductor from its humble beginnings in 2005.

  • LIFE

    Human trafficking

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 18/03/2013

    » Slavery is as old as mankind. The slaves were made to work by the rich and powerful, their owners and overseers, at physical labours that sapped their strength and deprived them of their dignity. Often chained, always beaten to keep them in line. Tilling fields, building pyramids, or rowing ships, they died in place.

  • LIFE

    The world in words

    Life, Published on 18/03/2013

    » Sirote Klampaiboon is an independent scholar known for his erudite analyses of current events and political insight. A graduate from the University of Hawaii, Sirote is now teaching Southeast Asian studies and human rights issues at several universities. He also co-hosts a morning programme on Voice TV, in which he discusses everything from politics to movies and cultural going-ons.

  • AUTO

    New GT3 gets a taming

    Life, Richard Leu, Published on 18/03/2013

    » Porsche has given its lightweight 911 an automatic gearbox and clever, four-wheel steering

  • AUTO

    Shooting Star

    Life, Richard Leu, Published on 18/03/2013

    » When Mercedes-Benz launched the CLS nearly a decade ago, many people said the Germans were beginning to run out of ideas.

  • AUTO

    The strange sequel

    Life, Richard Leu, Published on 18/03/2013

    » SsangYong's new Stavic has continued into a second generation with controversial looks.

  • THAILAND

    Kasem denies quitting post to make way for Yaowapa

    News, Aekarach Sattaburuth, Published on 18/03/2013

    » Chiang Mai MP Kasem Nimmonrat resigned from his post due to personal health concerns and not to make room for Yaowapa Wongsawat, Thaksin Shinawatra's younger sister, the Pheu Thai Party says.

  • THAILAND

    Government set to defend massive loan

    News, Amornrat Mahitthirook, Published on 18/03/2013

    » The government is set to defend its plan to borrow 2.2 trillion baht to fund a seven-year infrastructure overhaul when the issue comes up for parliamentary scrutiny next week.

  • THAILAND

    Cabinet to mull B350bn flood plan terms

    News, Patsara Jikkham, Published on 18/03/2013

    » The terms of reference for the government's water management and flood prevention projects are set to reach the cabinet tomorrow despite warnings from experts that they are not ready.

  • LIFE

    Doctors fear foreign buy-up

    News, Published on 18/03/2013

    » Rural doctors and civil society groups are warning that plans to allow increased foreign ownership of private health services will lead to a shortage of doctors in public hospitals.

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