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    A deadly rite of passage

    News, Published on 04/02/2012

    » Those expecting to see a lessening of violence in our school system this year have already had their hopes dashed. A student initiation rite last month led to the violent death of a 15-year-old in Samut Prakan. Less than a week later, a near-riot involving vocational school students wielding knives and homemade ping-pong bombs ended with four people in hospital and 28 in police custody.


    Without debate there is no democracy

    News, Published on 04/02/2012

    » Re: ''Nitirat ban splits student body'' (BP, Feb 3).


    Keeping heritage above the race for tourist dollars

    News, Published on 04/02/2012

    » Once tourism becomes an industry and a commercial activity, profit becomes the driving factor in deciding which activity or cultural product, or type of performing arts, appeals most to consumers and the market. In this way, cultural treasures are transformed into commodities.


    Look South, Bangkok

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/02/2012

    » It was a racket and near-scuffle. It was fear teleported as anger. The scene at Thammasat University on Thursday was distressing, as anti-Nitirat alumni exalted morality against knowledge, along the way confusing noise with argument and equating what's loud with what's right. It almost turned sinister when a small band of Nitirat supporters showed up, placards ready, and a mini face-off ensued. That was enough to dominate the headlines and consciousness of the public in the ongoing case that is testing the firmness of the ground beneath our feet - a historic test of what Thailand is, or what we want to become.


    Meet SimSimi, the new Nitirat

    News, Arglit Boonyai, Published on 04/02/2012

    » Forget about Nitirat. Stop all that talk about 112. And Twitter, what's Twitter? The big thing all the kids are talking about today is SimSimi.


    No petty matters

    Muse, Samila Wenin, Published on 04/02/2012

    » The camera fixed its probing gaze on Luis Suarez, crouched on the bench with the slightly anxious expression of a man who's loaded with guilt for failing to bear the torch of hope for Liverpool fans during the match against arch-rivals Manchester United during the FA Cup's fourth round last weekend.

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