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    Get used to more frequent and severe emergencies

    News, Greg Duly, Published on 16/09/2016

    » As Taiwan and China count the cost of Super Typhoon Meranti, the strongest storm of the year, the lingering effects of a slow changing weather pattern triggered by El Nino are simultaneously causing havoc across Asia.


    NBTC files B1.7bn suit against True Move, DPC

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 16/09/2016

    » The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) filed a lawsuit yesterday against True Move and Digital Phone Co (DPC) with the Central Administrative Court, asking them to pay a total of 1.7 billion baht for retaining their customers after the expiry of their mobile concessions.


    Manufacturing can thrive before the robots arrive

    News, Mihir Sharma, Published on 16/09/2016

    » One of the most striking ways in which Narendra Modi's government has changed the policy narrative in India is to make manufacturing central to its ambitions. This is an overdue recognition of the fact that India -- whose workforce is overwhelmingly poor and underemployed, and growing at the rate of a million people every month -- needs to create mass factory jobs if it's to prosper.

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    Discovering the many layers of Doi Suthep

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 16/09/2016

    » When mentioning Doi Suthep-Pui, the golden stupa standing elegantly on the mountain is probably one of the first things people recall. Other than that, people might think of it as a sacred mountain -- one of Chiang Mai's must-visit places. Its role as a natural resource and the closest forest to the city has often been overlooked.

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    Exploring the delicate bonds of family

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 16/09/2016

    » Thai audiences have a rapport with the films of Hirokazu Kore-eda. Nearly every one of his titles since 2004 has made it to Thai cinemas, some hugely successful, others more modest. With a delicate touch and a strong trope in family drama, the Japanese director has created a fan base here -- and not just among film buffs with a taste for non-Hollywood types.

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    The sound of silence

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 16/09/2016

    » As is true of most horror films, it's the silent, creeping moments of uncertainty leading up to the jumps-scares that create the most suspense, as audiences tense up in anticipation, hoping against hope that the main characters be spared any horrendous fate lying around the corner. Don't Breathe, the aptly named sophomore feature from director Fede Alvarez (who also did the 2013 remake of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead), embodies this philosophy to the hilt, taking its audience on a relentless train-ride of white-knuckle tension from start to finish.


    Spurious argument

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/09/2016

    » I do not wish to contradict the overwhelming criticisms of Bangkok's riverfront promenade project, an act of vandalism that, if it ever materialises, will result in generations of Thais cursing the BMA for hundreds of years to come, but I would like to go to the defence of one architect who is caught up in the controversy.


    Might-is-right mentality hard to dislodge

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 16/09/2016

    » The mug throwing incident at a Korat school was just a small example of the authoritarian attitude and might-is-right mentality which plague our schools and society at large.

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    Tears of the common people

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 16/09/2016

    » At 227 minutes -- less than four hours -- Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left) is rather short by Lav Diaz's standard. His previous film, Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby To The Sorrowful Mystery), runs at seven hours. And throughout the late 1990s and 2000s, the Filipino master made films ranging in length from nine to 13 hours, something unorthodox, anomalous, even transgressive in the fast-food mentality of the modern multiplex. A four-hour film, any distributor would tell you, will scare people off. There's no room for patience and meditation in cinema these days.

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    Jack the lad

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 16/09/2016

    » It is common practice that when a popular author passes away, his estate seeks a replacement to step into his shoes. The new man is expected to emulate the original style to the extent possible. If notes have been left for future plots, so much the better.

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