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  • THAILAND

    1669 hotline issues crank call warning

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 03/01/2017

    » The operator of the country's medical emergency hotline number has appealed to the public not to make crank or petty calls as they put people's lives at risk.

  • THAILAND

    NLA voices concern over charter rules

    News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 03/01/2017

    » A key member of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has expressed concerns over stricter qualification criteria for members of public independent agencies under the new charter, saying it could be a hindrance to the recruiting process.

  • THAILAND

    Army plans to hire 'cyber warrior' civilians

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 03/01/2017

    » The army plans to recruit civilians to work as "cyber warriors" at its cyber crime security centre, army commander-in-chief Chalermchai Sittisat said Monday.

  • THAILAND

    More China arms deals taking shape

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 03/01/2017

    » More Chinese armaments are likely to be procured by the government, says the army commander in chief, while denying Thailand has shifted policy to procure military hardware from China rather than Western countries.

  • THAILAND

    Thief loots cash, gold at court office

    News, Published on 03/01/2017

    » Police are hunting a thief who looted the desk of an official at the Criminal Court on Ratchadaphisek Road on Sunday night, making off with more than 20,000 baht in cash and valuables.

  • THAILAND

    Media urged to have its say

    News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 03/01/2017

    » The media must have a clear idea how to reform itself and spell it out so it might be incorporated into a draft bill to be deliberated by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), says Constitution Drafting Committee chairman Meechai Ruchupan.

  • THAILAND

    Government to shell out B900bn on transport

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 03/01/2017

    » The government plans to spend almost 900 billion baht to develop all modes of transport this year.

  • LIFE

    How world music fared in 2016

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 03/01/2017

    » The Merriam Webster dictionary named "surreal" as its word of the year for 2016. It's a relatively new word that was only included for the first time in 1967, which was around the time "psychedelia" emerged as a style of rock music; think of Jimmy Hendrix's guitar pyrotechnics from the time as an example. Psychedelic rock took off and rapidly split into subgenres like psychedelic soul and the whole Funkadelic/Parliament movement that brought psych guitars to the funk groove.

  • OPINION

    NBTC must abide by law

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/01/2017

    » In the 31 months since the military takeover, and amid progress both real and asserted, one of the biggest setbacks has been to freedom of speech and information. Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered a clampdown on the media on the day of his May 22, 2014 coup. Since then, no relaxation of censorship has occurred, and many other steps have been ordered. Expressing opinions in public can prove dangerous, and laws such as the recent Computer Crime Act amendment continue to restrict or inhibit both personal and media freedoms.

  • OPINION

    Don't bet on much change in 2017

    News, Satyajit Das, Published on 03/01/2017

    » At the end of each year, commentators traditionally reflect on emergent themes likely to shape the future. These prognostications usually ignore the indifferent record of prophets. The current consensus identifies two themes for the coming year: rising populism, and reflation -- that is, stronger growth and the return of inflation.

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