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  • NEWS

    New tanks due in May

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 05/01/2013

    » Ukraine will deliver its first batch of T-84 Oplot main battle tanks to the army in May, army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha said yesterday.

  • NEWS

    Prisons, cops to draw up riot control plan

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 05/01/2013

    » The Corrections Department will seek the help of the Royal Thai Police Office (RTPO) to draw up a new plan to handle riots and hostage situations in prisons, department chief Suchart Wong-anantchai said.

  • OPINION

    Environment in a sorry state

    News, Published on 05/01/2013

    » While mass tourism will never be environmentally friendly, it can be educational. That is why it is encouraging to see that the number of Thai visitors to national parks over the New Year holiday season was double that of the same period last year. It is no secret that the best way to create environmental awareness is for people to spend time in places of great natural beauty and the prime destinations of Khao Yai, the Erawan Falls and Doi Inthanon showcase the best the country has to offer.

  • OPINION

    Sadness for Rohingya

    News, Published on 05/01/2013

    » Over the New Year's holiday, a group of Rohingya refugees managed to get by boat to Langkawi in Malaysia. Many swam over 500m to reach land and at least one died. Another boat of Rohingya refugees managed to reach Phuket around the same time.

  • OPINION

    Paradise lost as evil rears its ugly head

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 05/01/2013

    » In my heyday, I was at the fabled Koh Phangan's full moon parties - three times - where I practised English, Swedish, Spanish, German and Hebrew, then walked the moonlit, vomit-strewn beach, enjoyed (meaning eating) local mushrooms, lit a bonfire of international camaraderie and watched the psychochemical clouds drift like memories into the dark Gulf of Thailand.

  • NEWS

    Sukhumbhand lands with thud

    News, Published on 05/01/2013

    » The Democrat Party's announcement that Bangkok governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra will seek a second term in office has landed with a thud.

  • NEWS

    Taxis tax passengers' patience

    News, Published on 05/01/2013

    » Recent surveys have painted Bangkok as one of the best entertainment cities in the world, yet that brings little joy to residents seeking basic conveniences to live a normal life.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The plight of the hawksbill

    News, Chaiwat Satyaem, Published on 05/01/2013

    » Majestic in the water with a highly desired shell of striking colours and patterns, the hawksbill turtle with its sharp curving beak has roamed the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea for eons, surviving all that nature's predators can throw at it.

  • NEWS

    Schaefer to rest stars for King's Cup

    Sports, Tor Chittinand, Published on 05/01/2013

    » Thailand coach Winfried Schaefer plans to mainly use players from the U23 side for this month's King's Cup tournament in Chiang Mai.

  • NEWS

    The joy of playing in the bleak mid-winter

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 05/01/2013

    » This time of the year is always a reminder that, unlike most European leagues, in England there is no winter break.

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