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  • BUSINESS

    Potential $3bn SCB insurance deal revived

    Published on 22/03/2019

    » FWD Group, backed by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li, has revived talks about a potential acquisition of the life insurance operation Siam Commercial Bank after a two-year hiatus.

  • NEWS

    House of Khan: Pakistani finds fame as 'Game of Thrones' doppelganger

    AFP, Published on 22/03/2019

    » RAWALPINDI (PAKISTAN) - Pakistani waiter Rozi Khan had never heard of the Game of Thrones -- or its hugely popular character Tyrion Lannister -- until his striking resemblance to the dwarf anti-hero got heads turning at home.

  • NEWS

    Korean fraud suspect caught

    Online Reporters, Published on 22/03/2019

    » A South Korean man wanted for alleged investment fraud which cost his clients around 4,200 million won (about 120 million baht) has been arrested in Sathon district, Bangkok, on an Interpol red notice.

  • BUSINESS

    Japanese, Chinese company reps to be 'matched' with EEC

    Piyachart Maikaew, Published on 22/03/2019

    » Representatives of 200 Japanese and Chinese companies will be in Thailand on April 2 to study five infrastructure projects in the flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), the EEC Office said on Friday.

  • NEWS

    Man arrested for rape after Facebook relationship

    Chakrapan Nathanri, Published on 22/03/2019

    » KHON KAEN: A 32-year-old man was arrested in Ban Phai district on Friday for the alleged rape of a young Lao woman he lured into a relationship with a fake profile picture on Facebook.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Election Made Easy

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 22/03/2019

    » The general election is this Sunday, baby! Aren't you stoked to be able to exercise your right to vote again after a five-year absence (or eight, if you take into consideration that the 2014 general election was deemed invalid by the Constitutional Court). Anywhoo, it can be overwhelming to digest all the information, campaign videos, memes, pictures of hot candidates and fake news that have flooded your Facebook newsfeed lately. Perhaps, it's best to judge our candidates based on their parties' policies and proposals, and Bangkok Poll on Sunday revealed that 97% of respondents in their latest survey will vote on Mar 24 and more than half said party policies will be the first factor when deciding which candidates to vote for.

  • OPINION

    What to look for in Thai election results

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 22/03/2019

    » Elections are often a referendum on incumbencies. Voters are asked whether they like what they have seen from government and whether they want continuity or change in view of competing alternatives. In the same vein, Thailand's momentous election on March 24, after a nearly eight-year hiatus that includes almost five years under military-authoritarian rule, is an opportunity to see what the governed prefer to have as their government. Here are some of early telltale signs that portend the political directions ahead.

  • NEWS

    King awards 187 for rescue

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 22/03/2019

    » A total of 187 people have been granted royal decorations from His Majesty the King for their role in the rescue of the Wild Boars football team and their coach, according to the PM's Office.

  • NEWS

    Rookie parties to redefine poll strategies

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 22/03/2019

    » The race to the election's finish line on Sunday will see the position of the reigning titans -- the Pheu Thai and Democrat parties -- undercut by the Future Forward (FFP) and Palang Pracharath (PPRP) parties, political analysts say.

  • NEWS

    Dems, Pheu Thai dominate city

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 22/03/2019

    » Thirty House seats in Bangkok will be up for grabs only for Democrat and Pheu Thai heavyweights in this Sunday's election, with no "giant slayers" from new rival parties likely to taste their first victory.

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