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  • BUSINESS

    Singha Estate segues into office buildings with Sun Towers buy

    Business, Published on 24/07/2015

    » SET-listed developer Singha Estate Plc (S) has acquired the two grade-A Sun Towers office buildings located on almost six rai of land on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road for 4.5 billion baht.

  • BUSINESS

    B40bn loans help rural folk

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 24/07/2015

    » The government has pumped 40 billion baht in fresh funds for loans to low earners and farmers in rural areas through the Village and Urban Revolving Fund as part of efforts to help them ride out the decade-worst drought and stuttering economy.

  • OPINION

    Locals pushed aside in name of 'progress'

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 24/07/2015

    » Shortly after I filed a complaint with the City Hall hotline against a food shop that illegally dominates the pavement near my house in Pathumwan district, I received a phone call from a tessakij (city inspector), assuring me the problem was well taken care of. It was a nice surprise.

  • OPINION

    Discipline key to avoiding financial crisis

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 24/07/2015

    » Without exception, financial blow-ups require commensurate bailouts. The stories across global financial crises are fundamentally similar, and the ensuing blame game the same, from Greece's ongoing turmoil to Thailand's implosion almost two decades ago. Notwithstanding countless post-mortems so far and those on the way, the inescapable and essential lessons from the Greek debacle are simple: Beware of indebtedness, and incur debt with discipline.

  • BUSINESS

    ETDA sets up community to guide internet's future

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 24/07/2015

    » An internet governance community is expected to be established this year as an essential mechanism that will influence the way the internet is managed in Thailand.

  • OPINION

    Digital bill problematic

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/07/2015

    » After cabinet approval this week, the proposed Digital Economy and Society Development Bill will soon be forwarded to the National Legislative Assembly for deliberations. Here are the key questions it needs to ask.  

  • LIFE

    Statement of masculinity

    Life, Published on 24/07/2015

    » While women have little black dresses to wear for an elegant look, men have big black timepieces to make a sporty statement on the wrist.

  • LIFE

    The dark side of love

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 24/07/2015

    » Love hurts sometimes. And when you love someone so much, how far do you go to satisfy his needs and keep him by your side? Tanwarin Sukkhapisit's latest romantic gay thriller Kuen Nun (Red Wine In The Dark Night) runs on this concept: the dark side of love.

  • LIFE

    Pushing boundaries

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 24/07/2015

    » 'In every film that I make, I try to follow society's rules and regulations as much as possible," said film director Tanwarin Sukkhapisit. Ironically, her trans-drama Insects In The Backyard was banned in Thailand due to moral indecency five years ago.

  • LIFE

    Romanticising the insurgency

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/07/2015

    » Rarely do we see a Thai film set in the Deep South and rarely do we see a film with so many people saying "assalamu alaikum" to each other. So now that we have one in the cinema, it turns out to be such a piece of romantic fluff that it hardly does justice to the complicated reality of the region and its people. What should we expect when Latitude Tee Hok (Latitude No.6) has been financed by the military — the Internal Security Operations Command, to be precise — and produced by UCI Media, an affiliation of a company that sells communication equipment to the army?

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