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  • THAILAND

    'Fake' ranger killed after break-in at girls' dormitory

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 09/02/2015

    » A man wearing military attire who broke into a female dormitory in Pattani, attempted to molest a student and was then involved in a scuffle with security guards, has been pronounced dead from his injuries, police said.

  • THAILAND

    Path to citizenship strewn with barriers

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 09/02/2015

    » Susubee's hopes of being granted Thai citizenship dimmed when a procedure he had followed for two years came to nought, because of a mistake that was not his own.

  • THAILAND

    Missing cassava crops spark alarm

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 09/02/2015

    » Authorities are expanding their probe into questionable practices in the national cassava-pledging scheme after finding 60,000 tonnes of the crops caught fire or suspiciously disappeared from warehouses in five provinces.

  • THAILAND

    Police seize knock-offs haul

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 09/02/2015

    » Police seized tens of thousands of knock-off goods worth about 300 million baht after searching three trucks in Nakhon Ratchasima's Muang district on Saturday night.

  • LIFE

    Right vs Justice

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 09/02/2015

    » It would be only a slight exaggeration to say that Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks of the North Yorkshire Police is as well known in the UK in this day and age as London private detective Sherlock Holmes was a century ago. Less so in the US with its plethora of shamuses. But crime thriller fans the world over rate him as one of the best.

  • THAILAND

    Prayut takes 'business as usual' message to Japan

    News, Pichai Chuensuksawadi, Published on 09/02/2015

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's meeting Monday with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe is crucial to both countries, signalling a return to business as usual, while re-affirming — as Thai and Japanese diplomats have put it — the long-standing and "high-quality relationship" between the two countries.

  • OPINION

    The new do-it-yourself capitalism

    News, Published on 09/02/2015

    » In a famous 1937 essay, the economist Ronald Coase argued that the reason Western economies are organised like a pyramid, with a few large producers at the top and millions of passive consumers below, is the existence of transaction costs — the intangible costs associated with search, bargaining, decision-making and enforcement.

  • OPINION

    Double prices deter tourists

    News, Published on 09/02/2015

    » The government claims to respect tourists as special guests. But in recent times it seems to be treating them as nothing more than walking ATMs. Officials say they are doing everything possible to lure highly valued foreign visitors to these shores, but then they turn around and treat them with disdain. Virtually without notice, the government last week raised the entry fees for national parks. In fact it was more than just a "raise" — it pushed prices so high that a foreign child is made to pay an entrance fee five times that of a Thai adult, while adult tourists pay 10 times the Thai fee.

  • OPINION

    Curbs on political criticism only bottle up discontent

    News, Published on 09/02/2015

    » Poking fun at politics by using satirical banners and floats is the key feature and star attraction of the annual Chulalongkorn-Thammasat university football match.

  • THAILAND

    Gold van heist unravels in 6 hours

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 09/02/2015

    » When thieves in Pathum Thani pulled off a heist of gold ornaments worth 21 million baht from a gold company truck last week, the operation appeared to be highly sophisticated. But some suspicious aspects of the crime scene led police to quickly unravel the case and nab all suspects within six hours.

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