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    Small steps to peace

    Asia focus, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 03/04/2017

    » After decades on the run from armed conflict in their ancestral lands, Myanmar nationals with Karen heritage are finally getting a taste of peace as they settle into newly built houses in the country's southeastern region. The peace is fragile, but the return of genuine smiles suggests there is hope that it will hold this time.


    Tisco devises retention plan to satisfy SCBT cardholders

    Business, Published on 03/04/2017

    » Tisco Bank will maintain all privileges offered by Standard Chartered Bank Thai (SCBT) credit cards until the second half of next year in an effort to retain cardholders.


    Prognosis: Improving

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 03/04/2017

    » Two decades ago, the healthcare system of Myanmar was best described as comatose. It had been in declining condition since independence from Britain in the late 1940s. Envisioned as offering free primary healthcare, the system failed to do so in practice and languished because of a lack of investment as the country grew increasingly isolated under Ne Win and subsequent military leaders. In 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked the healthcare system in Myanmar 190th out of 191 countries.


    Home at Last

    Asia focus, Pattarapong Chatpattarasill, Published on 03/04/2017

    » After years living as nomads fleeing one of the longest-running armed conflicts in the world, Karen refugees are settling into new homes in the community of Lay Kay Kaw in Myawaddy district near the border with Thailand in southeastern Myanmar. The resettlement programme is being undertaken with help from the Nippon Foundation of Japan. While lasting peace in the region remains elusive, the cooperation of the Karen National Union to ensure residents' safety is a testament to the foundation's ability to win hearts and minds after decades working in the country.

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    Feeling the heat

    Life, Published on 03/04/2017

    » Come April, a chorus of complaints about the intolerable weather are heard everywhere. But while we curse the sun from the comfort of air-con rooms, there are people who have to spend hours outside because their jobs demand it. For them, the sweltering rays are an inevitable fact of life.

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    Beyond the grave

    Life, Published on 03/04/2017

    » At the 45th National Book Fair at Sirikit Convention Centre, one of the highlights lays beyond new book launches and big sales. It's the fair's main exhibition that revisits one of Thailand's unique publishing traditions: funeral books.


    Our age of anxiety

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 03/04/2017

    » We are living in probably one of the most chaotic times in history. Terrorism, crime and the breakdown of the family unit are at all-time highs. These are just a fraction of the issues we're bombarded with daily, causing our emotional health to suffer. The need to keep tabs on our mental health should be prioritised if we desire to live life to its fullest.


    Surviving the axe

    Business, Published on 03/04/2017

    » A broader economic recovery is expected this year and at a mere 0.97%, unemployment rate was still very low in the fourth quarter last year. But layoffs still make headlines, particularly in industries that are declining, experiencing fierce competition or facing technological and economic disruptions that have forced them to downsize, cut costs or even go out of business.


    Rethinking talent management in the era of disruption

    Arinya Talerngsri, Published on 03/04/2017

    » Regardless of which era we are in, talent management has always been one of the most critical human resource strategies for all executives. The rationale behind this is rather simple as human capital has always been the most sought-after asset, particularly the talents and high performers who can help steer an organisation forward.


    CSD officers to mix holiday with chasing crooks

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 03/04/2017

    » During Songkran, CSD policemen who travel to visit their families upcountry are required to look for criminal suspects wanted on arrest warrants in their neighbourhood.

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