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  • LIFESTYLE

    Taking the canal option

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 23/03/2013

    » Long-suffering Bangkok commuters would be forgiven for feeling left out of the planning mix, despite all the promises made during the recent governor election, but some consolation is heading their way in the form of a revived water transport system.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A vanishing northern tradition

    News, Published on 23/03/2013

    » More than just a traditional way of farming is vanishing with the slow but inexorable decline of buffaloes in the North. Not being ones to waste anything, the people of the region are also rueing the loss of certain culinary arts of which the buffalo is an intrinsic part.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Sheet music

    Muse, Published on 23/03/2013

    » [WHAT] The grand opening of Pasaya's new bedding collection Symphony No.5

  • LIFESTYLE

    Hublot packs a punch

    Muse, Published on 23/03/2013

    » [WHAT] Hublot Ringside Dinner

  • OPINION

    Decentralise in South

    News, Published on 23/03/2013

    » Your editorial of March 23, "Decentralise to solve conflicts", makes the important points that decentralisation is the most promising path to peace in Thailand's troubled South, and that it would contribute to resolving other conflicts in Thai society. This first point is supported by a 2010 Asia Foundation survey of the South, which revealed a majority of the population believes that some form of local self-government might solve the conflict. The second point is supported by the Foundation's 2009 national survey, where 75% said they would prefer elected rather than appointed governors. While decentralisation may seem threatening to vested interests, both academic research and recent experience in Myanmar suggests that reduction in conflict and improvements in the quality of governance ultimately benefit everyone.

  • OPINION

    Healthcare for migrants is an investment

    News, Published on 23/03/2013

    » Tuberculosis among migrants is increasingly becoming one of the largest public health problems in Thailand. Despite the widespread belief that migrants import the disease into Thailand, the reality is that when they first arrive in the country, migrants are often healthy. Many migrant health problems stem from their impoverished and unsanitary living conditions within Thailand.

  • OPINION

    Truth, Prayuth and a few good 'Tob Jote' men

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 23/03/2013

    » Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha is Jack Nicholson, lashing out against unpatriotic puppies who dare to ask hard questions.

  • OPINION

    Pinyo poem hits back at monarchy debate critics

    News, Published on 23/03/2013

    » It has been a tumultuous week for TV political talk show host Pinyo Trisuriyadhamma. His intention of bringing the sensitive discussion on the constitutional monarchy to the open realm of rational public debate landed him in hot water. The last instalment of the five-part TV series was first cancelled after a protest by a group of royalists, and was aired three days later amid divisions in public opinion which also hurt the credibility of Thai PBS.

  • THAILAND

    Yaowapa expects a bumpy ride

    News, Published on 23/03/2013

    » Thaksin Shinawatra's younger sister Yaowapa Wongsawat may have a harder fight than many realise to win the upcoming Chiang Mai by-election for the ruling Pheu Thai Party.

  • SPORTS

    Rampant Lebanon hammer Thailand 5-2

    Sports, Published on 23/03/2013

    » BEIRUT: Thailand are on the verge of elimination after losing 5-2 at Lebanon last night for their second defeat in as many games in the Asian Cup qualifying round.

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