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  • OPINION

    'War on ivory' will fail

    News, Published on 15/10/2014

    » An unintentional dispute has broken out between two groups who have precisely the same aim. The foreign group has demanded a total ban on ivory. Under its plan, all stocks would be seized, all shops would be immediately shuttered, and all trade would be automatically illegal. The Thai group wants to strengthen oversight, tighten regulations and increase penalties. It wants to supervise a small, legal ivory trade. Neither plan will work.

  • OPINION

    US domestic politics stalls replacement of Kenney

    News, Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Published on 15/10/2014

    » Kristie Kenney, former US ambassador to Bangkok, bade farewell to Thailand and is on her way back to Washington DC. She held the position for much longer than the normal three-year term, raising questions of whether there might be internal political problems in the United States.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Creating an urban oasis

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 15/10/2014

    » Andrew Grant is right — Bangkok, he said, seems to lack a strong public idea about landscape. The renowned landscape architect's work have trailblazed and inspired environmental sustainability, incorporating the fundamentals of ecological planting, biodiversity and water use. Grant was recently in town as a guest lecturer at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Architecture.

  • TECH

    Colonial cultureat your fingertips

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 15/10/2014

    » Much of the architecture in Southeast Asian countries has been enormously influenced by European styles. Visitors to Indochina, for example, get to appreciate French heritage sites, while British colonial character can be seen in Myanmar. Some of the most interesting examples of European architecture, however, can be seen in Thailand.

  • BUSINESS

    Digital economy draws scepticism

    Business, Published on 15/10/2014

    » The government's digital economy policy has drawn scepticism from industry experts who doubt Thailand is ready for the hyper-connected world.

  • OPINION

    State cash casts a shadow on media reform

    News, Published on 15/10/2014

    » Political interference in the media has long been a worrying issue for society. In Thailand, the government still holds a tight grip over free television channels as well as radio stations.

  • OPINION

    A moment of selfie-reflection with the Mona Lisa

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 15/10/2014

    » What would you do if you came across a superstar? You might quickly grab your phone from your pocket and snap his or her photo. But what if the superstar is not a real, breathing person — what if she's the Mona Lisa?

  • TECH

    Canon Limited Edition Linda Camera Bag

    Life, Thakrit Rungreungthanja, Published on 15/10/2014

    » The box shaped Linda Camera Bag has been exclusively designed by Stella McCartney to house the Canon EOS 100D White, the world's smallest DSLR. Named after her mother, a photographer, the bag doubles as a sophisticated everyday handbag featuring an adjustable strap. Functional without compromising on style and true to her vegetarian philosophy, it is cruelty free, crafted with an innovative Eco Alter Nappa leather alternative, which uses natural vegetable oil coating that is less harmful to the environment. The limited edition Linda Camera Bag complete with EOS 100D White will be available next month. Visit canon.co.uk/stellamccartney for more.

  • TECH

    Thursday — shiny and new, or dull hype?

    Life, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 15/10/2014

    » Apple will hold another product announcement at midnight on Thursday, Thai Time, which will start at 10am Cupertino time. If the streaming has been worked out properly this time, live video of the event will be available via the Apple website. A video is usually available a few hours later on the Apple site.

  • OPINION

    Just who is accessing your data?

    Life, James Hein, Published on 15/10/2014

    » According to a recent Department of Finance announcement in Australia, agencies must now adopt cloud technologies. In the announcement, the word "must" is in italics because there are some qualifications like "where it is fit for purpose, provides adequate protection of data and delivers value for money".

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