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  • LEARNING

    Teaching in the mother tongue

    Spectrum, Supara Janchitfah, Published on 03/10/2010

    » Waeyousoh Sama-ali started his career in education in 1964 in a remote village of Pattani, assigned to teach at the kindergarten level. The education system at that time was heavily influenced by the nationalistic policies put in place by Field Marshal Plaek Phibulsonggram in 1941, as well as the 1961 Education Act passed during the regime of Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat.

  • NEWS

    Living over troubled waters

    Spectrum, Tunya Sukpanich, Published on 01/01/2012

    » Obstructions along canals in Bangkok and nearby provinces are commonly cited as a major factor behind this year's flood disaster. However, clearing them has proved a thorny issue for authorities as it means not only removing debris and sediment, but also tearing down people's makeshift homes.

  • NEWS

    The things that I'm certain will happen in 2012, Even though I'm sure they won't happen

    Spectrum, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 01/01/2012

    » The top stories, the bombastic personalities and the tragic events _ the news is a dish of vibrant tastes. You know them. You lived through them. News that made you laugh, columns that made you cry; stories that had you foaming at the mouth, developments that left your stomach churning.

  • NEWS

    Finding balance in shifting sands

    Spectrum, Andrew Wood, Published on 08/01/2012

    » Happy New Year! Welcome to 2012. It's that time of year when many of us say "out with the old and in with the new". But is it really that practical or even possible to achieve this with regard to financial matters?

  • NEWS

    TAXES IN THAILAND IV: More about deductions

    Spectrum, Published on 08/01/2012

    » Last column, we began a discussion of deductions. You'll recall that we established earlier that your assessable income in Thailand is what you earn that's exposed to Thai tax. Deductions and exemptions are subtracted from that. What remains is your tax

  • NEWS

    Couple lifted out of anguish with new home and new lives

    Spectrum, Published on 08/01/2012

    » Wichean Lumlha was a very happy man during the week of Dec 12-19. It was a very special time for him and his wife Lamyai Bunlead as they watched their new home being built by Habitat for Humanity Thailand in Mahasorn village in Lop Buri's Ban Mi district after losing their old one to last year's devastating floods.

  • NEWS

    Shuffling deck chairs with debt

    Spectrum, Parista Yuthamanop, Published on 08/01/2012

    » The 1997 financial crisis was rooted in speculative excess and financial alchemy through the boom years of the 1990s. During a bubble, money comes fast and easy. And when the bubble bursts, it's those who are last to leave that are saddled with the costs.

  • NEWS

    Anwar verdict to test political waters

    Spectrum, Luke Hunt, Published on 08/01/2012

    » After two years of graphic and often offending evidence Malaysians will find out tomorrow whether opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, will spend up to 20 years behind bars when a verdict is handed down in his sodomy trial.

  • NEWS

    Is the end of the world a good time to invest?

    Spectrum, Published on 08/01/2012

    » Hopefully the film 2012 won't prove prophetic. In 2012 we saw the end of the majority of human life. A perfect prequel might be called 2011 with floods, earthquakes and near global financial collapse. Anyway, it might be a good idea to keep Dec 21, 2012 free on your calendar, as this is the date some say the Maya predict the world will end.

  • NEWS

    TAXES IN THAILAND V: Know your allowances (exemptions)

    Spectrum, Published on 15/01/2012

    » As we discussed last week, your taxable income is the income to which income tax rates are applied and your taxes are calculated. The formula for determining your taxable income is: Taxable income equals assessable income minus deductions minus allowances.

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