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    Time to rethink our misguided reform policy on state-owned enterprises

    Business, Teera Phutrakul, Published on 12/06/2017

    » If King Rama V were alive today, he would not recognise any of the major landmarks of old Siam during his reign. The only exception is the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) that he started in 1890. That was a joke. Not a very funny one, especially for the 44 million commuters that still rely on SRT trains to go about their business.


    Unfortunate fallout from Qatar

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 12/06/2017

    » It annoys me deeply when political leaders embark on big power plays without taking into account the well-being of their own people. A case in point is the fallout from the escalating showdown between Qatar and states led by Saudi Arabia, the biggest political crisis in the Middle East in years.


    Digital adoption clouds blow this way

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 12/06/2017

    » The Internet of Things (IoT) and digital transformation have driven the adoption of cloud computing technology in business organisations, says a US-based enterprise cloud infrastructure firm Nutanix.


    Where life and reality TV meet

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 12/06/2017

    » Over the past weeks, two young women from Thailand made international news for wildly different reasons: one was Ariya Jutanugarn, a female golf player who was recently recognised as the world's No.2, the other Preeyanuch "Preaw" Nonwangchai, an attractive karaoke girl who allegedly murdered and dismembered another woman earlier this month.


    Bounce-back plan

    Business, Kanana Katharangsiporn, Published on 12/06/2017

    » With rubber prices falling again, the property market and residential demand in the southern provinces now depend on government investment in infrastructure projects.


    The battle for Marawi

    Asia focus, Published on 12/06/2017

    » On a Tuesday afternoon just under three weeks ago, a flash mob of heavily armed militants took to the streets in the southern Philippine city of Marawi. Anxious and uncertain, residents peered out their windows, recording the men with smartphones as more emerged from homes where they had laid in waiting. What Marawi's citizens saw next would horrify the world.


    Investors pause before Fed decision; oil woes persist

    Business, Published on 12/06/2017

    » Recap: Global stock markets moved cautiously last week as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's policy rate decision this week. Falling oil prices amid concern over rising supply from the US and Nigeria also exacerbated market sentiment. The Thai stock market moved in a very tight range on a dearth of positive factors.

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    Fields of fascination

    Life, Published on 12/06/2017

    » Long before the internet and, before that, high-rise buildings, Thais led a much simpler life in the farms and villages. It was simple but also innovative -- according to the exhibition "Minds Of Thai Inventors" at Museum Siam now -- and though their innovations were far from scientific breakthroughs, they allowed people to appreciate and harmonise with their surroundings.


    Pride of Place

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 12/06/2017

    » At first glance, exotic names such as Champagne, Roquefort cheese or pricey Cambodian Kampot pepper may seem like little more than catchy branding to attract epicures who associate fine dining with products that have unique origins.


    Waste not

    Asia focus, Published on 12/06/2017

    » Mention food waste, and most people will picture people in wealthy countries throwing away half-eaten meals. But the waste of food that never makes it from the farm to the table is a far bigger calamity. Solving this problem could go a long way toward easing hunger on a global scale.

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