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  • OPINION

    Quake gives wake-up call

    News, Published on 09/05/2014

    » Thailand had a rude awakening on Monday when a 6.3-magnitude quake struck Chiang Rai, causing extensive damage and prompting fears of new quakes. It was followed by nearly 300 aftershocks.

  • OPINION

    Postbag: Take the poll chance

    News, Published on 09/05/2014

    » News of the Constitutional Court’s ruling was like a breath of fresh air.

  • OPINION

    The angry southerners visit Bangkok

    News, Published on 09/05/2014

    » For the last six months, I have been watching with great interest a new relationship emerge between the people of southern Thailand and the citizens of Bangkok.

  • BUSINESS

    Airport City envisioned for Phuket

    Business, Boonsong Kositchotethana, Published on 09/05/2014

    » Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) is soliciting interest from the private sector to take part in developing what it calls Phuket International Airport City on over 24,000 square metres now in use as an outdoor car park.

  • BUSINESS

    RS pins hopes on Channel 8

    Business, Saengwit Kewaleewongsatorn, Published on 09/05/2014

    » RS Plc, the country’s second largest entertainment company, expects its Channel 8 will be among the top three digital TV stations within three years after seeing a significant rise in ratings during the first month of broadcast trials.

  • BUSINESS

    Smartphone market sees fall in sales

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 09/05/2014

    » Thailand's smartphone market is entering a new phase of significant decline as political unrest increasingly dampens consumer confidence and spending.

  • LIFE

    From the panelled page to the silver screen

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/05/2014

    » In mid-2000s, Ekasith Thairat wrote a Thai comic book with a killer plot: A desperate salary man receives a mysterious phone call that changes his life, for the blood-splashing worse. The caller dares him to complete a series of missions, each more gruesome than the last. For each accomplished task, he’s rewarded with an instant cash transfer into his bank account. The 13th mission, not surprisingly, comes with a 100 million baht prize — if he has the stomach and immoral strength to see it through.

  • LIFE

    What you’re watching is not a film

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/05/2014

    » The conversion is complete, or at least, virtually complete. When you go to a cinema today, it’s a certainty that what you’re watching on the screen is not “a film”, but a digital projection of bits and bytes stored in a hard disk and transformed into images.

  • LIFE

    Poetry and pollution

    Business, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 09/05/2014

    » Environmental enthusiasts might be caught by surprise. By The River (Sai Nam Tid Chua) is a documentary film based on the toxic poisoning at Klity village in Kanchanaburi province, but it’s not a “green” film in the conventional sense. Your befuddlement is thus understandable. The film is a surprising departure from “save-the-world” films driven by serious content, grim footage, long interviews and heavy messages, if not cartoon animation that preaches urban kids to hug trees and denounce capitalists (remember The Lorax and Dr Seuss?).

  • THAILAND

    Bombs scare off Hat Yai visitors

    News, Published on 09/05/2014

    » SONGKHLA - The bomb blasts in Hat Yai on Tuesday have hit tourism with hotels in the busy commercial district losing about 30% of its bookings through cancellations.

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