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    Trump, Kim have reasons to be civil

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 13/03/2018

    » I think I know why President Donald Trump suddenly agreed to hold talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after a year of mutual threats and verbal abuse.


    Public lose the airwaves

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/03/2018

    » The junta is poised to "reset" the regulatory body that makes all the key decisions about radio, TV and mobile phones. Secret meetings of selectors have narrowed a field of 86 applicants down to 14 short-list candidates. From that final list, the National Legislative Assembly will soon vote on which seven are best qualified to sit on the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). There will be winners but more importantly, there will be so many losers.


    Australia's new strategy towards Asean

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 13/03/2018

    » When Australia looks to the north, what does it see? Southeast Asia, of course. But the region is no longer the geographic landmass in its front yard comprised of 10 countries governed by different political systems and cultural values to its own. From next week onward, Southeast Asian countries, each with a unique domestic dynamic, will become the nexus of Australian foreign policy.

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    Bad Genius sweeps Subannahongsa Awards

    Life, Published on 13/03/2018

    » Capping a spectacular year, the exam-room thriller Chalat Game Geong (Bad Genius) swept the Subannahongsa Awards -- the closest thing to the Thai Oscars -- by winning 12 out of the 16 categories in a ceremony on Sunday night at Thailand Cultural Centre.


    As poll looms, banish hateful battle cries

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 13/03/2018

    » No matter when the next poll is held, the battle lines are already being drawn.

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    Swashbuckling Shostakovich

    Life, Published on 13/03/2018

    » In its signature hall at Mahidol University, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) earlier this month gave us a most enjoyable Rhapsody In Blue by Gershwin, with the piano brightly and playfully played by Bennett Lerner, then keyed us in for darker drama from Shostakovich's Symphony No.5 -- an epic piece from a composer whose music often caused him serious problems with Stalin's USSR government (Gershwin was probably banned there for being too American and decadent, so a good programming link to Shostakovich).


    Cinema Paradiso

    Life, Published on 13/03/2018

    » If you took a peek inside Prince Theatre last year, you would have seen layers of thick dust that covered nearly everything. Piles of garbage were visible in the rundown space inside a small alley in Bang Rak, on Charoen Krung; the century-old building had been neglected for seven years, its walls peeling paint and its gloom palpable following its lowest point as a porn theatre in one of Bangkok's most iconic markets. The box office and torn posters were reminders of its former function.

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    The art of used plastic, courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 13/03/2018

    » Britain's dame of punk, Vivienne Westwood, is known for taking modern punk mainstream, but she is also outspoken on environmental issues. It is no surprise that her latest collection to drop in stores for spring summer 2018, Anglomania, draws most of its motifs from the concept of saving the world through sustainability and using less plastic.


    TCL teams up with Tesco Lotus to sell TVs

    Business, Published on 13/03/2018

    » Chinese TV maker TCL aims to increase its market share in Thailand from 8-10% by entering leading hypermarket chain Tesco Lotus, following the conclusion of a gentleman's agreement that had tied the brand to Big C for years.

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    Plentiful pets of several varieties

    Life, Published on 13/03/2018

    » More than 200 species of pet animals are roaming the MCC Hall of The Mall Bangkapi, which has been transformed into a fairy-tale city for the "Mall Pets Show" until Sunday.

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