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Navy Seal ditches politics for paddy

A retired vice admiral who fought a battle on the Bangkok streets at the height of the anti-Yingluck Shinawatra protest more than three years ago has vowed to live by his personal motto: "I cannot stand watching people get harmed."

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

Learning to speak govt's language

The Newspeak is the Oldspeak. The New Testament is the Old Commandments. When they say the clock strikes 13, it means the clock strikes 13. The writing isn't in the law but on the wall.

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

Travel tax break making progress

The Finance Ministry has agreed in principle on a tax break for domestic travel expenses but has asked the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to adjust the details to allow smaller communities to benefit.

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

The Deeper South

In the contemporary art created by Muslim women from Thailand's restive southern provinces of Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani, there is a depth that reaches out and speaks to the heart.

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

'Cooperation' as control

The Public Relations Department's latest arrangement to have all mainstream TV stations cover a different minister during next week's mobile cabinet meeting will turn the broadcast media into the government's publicists. This may be a one-off "request" but it sets alarm bells ringing about the regime's directives on how the media should work and be regulated.

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

About poliitics

Macro-management and inter-agency approach needed to quell floods v Media reform panel expected to face trial by fire v New voting system may need to be rejigged to avoid 'fake ballots'

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

Military targets alleged Muslim 'terrorists'

Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state in the west of the country has been gripped by violence since last October, after militants attacked police posts, killing nine guards. The military launched a bloody crackdown in a response that the UN believes may have amounted to ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority Rohingya who live in the area. That campaign was suddenly stopped earlier this year. But...

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

EEP aims to list next year

Eastern Energy Plus Co (EEP), a local operator of waste-to-energy power plants in Samut Prakan, plans to list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) next year to raise funds for upgrading units in the province.

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

TOT pipe fund plan blocked

TOT Plc has indefinitely suspended its plan to set up an infrastructure fund for its underground pipe assets, as it was disqualified due to current regulations.

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

The 4 virtues of B.Grimm

Inside the house lie gentle reminders of his fortune. A highly valuable Cambodian statue rests beside a Giacometti painting. A heavily windowed wall showcases a dozen or so pieces of Sotheby's-grade artwork. An old concert piano gracefully blends into the living room's airy atmosphere.

Posted on 18 August 2017 | 4:00 pm

 




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