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  • BUSINESS

    Advice for hotel owners

    Spectrum, Published on 08/07/2018

    » The developer of a hotel must invariably choose whether to operate the hotel as well or to employ a third-party operator. Certainly, there are savings to be gained from a do-it-yourself approach; however, the time, energy, and complexity of hotel management should not be taken lightly.

  • NEWS

    Govt tackles big sector items, but the poor still waiting

    Spectrum, Published on 20/05/2018

    » After almost four years in power, the military government may have been successful in some macroeconomic areas and structural changes. In terms of the household economy, however, it still faces the uphill task of easing the plight of the grassroots.

  • NEWS

    Detention centres stuck in past century

    Spectrum, Published on 18/02/2018

    » 'Thailand 4.0" is the military government's oft-heard catchphrase, but Thailand's immigration detention system is a relic from a previous century. The need for detention centre reform is not simply humanitarian, but economic, social and political.

  • NEWS

    Land of promise, last resort

    Spectrum, Published on 29/10/2017

    » 'Poor people like us / How much could we really expect?" These lyrics are from a homemade music video on the "Thai migrant labor in Israel" Facebook page, set against clips of Thai farmers picking bushels of pomegranates and loading them onto massive pickup trucks.

  • BUSINESS

    Return of the malls

    Spectrum, Published on 29/10/2017

    » The Bangkok retail market appears to be bucking a broader global trend, in which online shopping is threatening the survival of large shopping malls. After two years in which most of the new retail development in the capital consisted of smaller-scale community malls, big shopping centres are scheduled to make a comeback in 2018.

  • NEWS

    Men and their mistresses

    Spectrum, Published on 24/09/2017

    » After Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's suggestion of gik laws banning infidelity made headlines, he claimed he had been joking because "housewives in the audience looked sleepy so I was threatening their husbands".

  • NEWS

    Mum's tears over slow police probe

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 27/08/2017

    » For as long as she could remember, it was a daily ritual for single mother Patcharee Punthong, 51, and her daughter, Ploynarin "Nong Ploy" Palipol, 22, to have dinner together after work in the Tha Rue district of Ayutthaya, where they lived only steps away from the factory where they both worked. Nong Ploy usually commuted to and from work on her bike.

  • NEWS

    Online task force closes the net on paedophiles

    Spectrum, Kornchanok Raksaseri, Published on 23/07/2017

    » A schoolboy came to the police with a broken heart. He was utterly embarrassed but decided to tell police that a video clip of him masturbating had been distributed online and he wanted it removed.

  • NEWS

    A kerbside view of Thai politics

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 16/07/2017

    » On the day the doors of Phitsanulok Mansion were opened for Chalerm Changthongmadan, he felt his existence was recognised for the first time in his life.

  • NEWS

    A bitter pill to swallow

    Spectrum, Published on 07/05/2017

    » In December last year, rocker Artiwara Kongmalai completed a 400-kilometre charity marathon to raise funds for Bang Saphan Hospital in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Better known as Toon Bodyslam, the lead singer of rock band Bodyslam ran from Bangkok to Bang Saphan in 10 days during which he hoped to raise 63 million baht. The donations are still coming in.

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