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Going green for royalty
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:48:00 +0200
When urban residents want to save trees in the city, it is BIGTrees, an urban conservation group, who many people turn to.
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Search for two top monks ratchets up
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:40:00 +0200
Two senior monks wanted for alleged temple fund embezzlement remain in the country as police are holding talks with their close associates to convince them to surrender, Central Investigation Bureau commissioner (CIB) Thitiraj Nhongharnpitak said.
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Red Line set for October 2020 launch
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:16:00 +0200
The first section of the Red Line electric train route from Bang Sue to Rangsit is expected to be functional by October 2020 after facing several delays, State Railway of Thailand (SRT) acting governor Worawut Mala said on Friday.
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G-to-G deals for rice in the works
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:00:00 +0200
China and Indonesia are in the mix for planned rice sales in the form of government-to-government (G-to-G) deals during the remaining months of the year.
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US tariffs stir steel-maker anxiety
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:00:00 +0200
The Commerce Ministry is intensifying its call to exempt Thai-made steel and aluminium products from US tariffs.
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Borntras sees MAI listing on the horizon
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:00:00 +0200
Borntras Thailand Co, a maker of beauty products, plans to list on the Market for Alternative Investment (MAI) within the next two years to raise funds for future expansion.
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From the Big Apple to the Big Mango
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:00:00 +0200
It's all been there done that on the Cannes Lion advertising award circuit for Kantapon Metheekul. The young creative executive has won many awards, been featured in several publications and has illustrated for a handful of high street and luxury fashion...
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Lessons from the masters
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:00:00 +0200
Kanit Sangsubhan is a key architect of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), a new engine for growth to replace the Eastern Seaboard model, which turned the country into an industrial powerhouse over three decades but has become outmoded.
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Protest marks symbolic victory for activists
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:00:00 +0200
The show of force by the police on Tuesday makes me wonder: Between the junta and the demonstrators, who is afraid of whom?
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Amend the Sangha Act
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:00:00 +0200
If three senior ministers are charged with corruption simultaneously, the government they serve must be suffering a crisis of credibility. It is the same for the country's highest governing body of monastic affairs, the Sangha Supreme Council (SSC), whose...
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Stop the tall tales about election dates
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:00:00 +0200
There's no way round it and there's no time for subtlety: The past four years have been a sham, a false dream stage-managed by false prophets.
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Thailand Post piloting e-commerce
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:00:00 +0200
Thailand Post will add e-commerce to its logistics services, offering locally made products from across the country.
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Weinstein leaves NYPD in handcuffs
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:29:00 +0200
Film producer Harvey Weinstein walked out of a New York police precinct in Manhattan in handcuffs on Friday, escorted by officers after he surrendered to police. — Reuters
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Opec may pump more oil to arrest price rise
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:27:00 +0200
Opec and its allies expect to gradually revive oil output in the second half of the year to ease consumer anxiety as prices trade near US$80 a barrel, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Friday.
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Thailand stuns China to reach Uber Cup final
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:54:00 +0200
Busanan Ongbamrungphan won the deciding fifth match to power Thailand past defending champions China on Friday and into the final of the Uber Cup badminton tournament at Impact Arena.
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Thailand stun China to reach Uber Cup final
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:54:00 +0200
Busanan Ongbamrungphan won the deciding fifth match to power Thailand past defending champions China on Friday and into the final of the Uber Cup badminton tournament at Impact Arena.
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Ex-activist monk may answer one charge
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:04:00 +0200
The former Phra Buddha Isara will acknowledge only the charge involving the royal initials, while an attempt to immediately seek bail has been deferred, his lawyer said on Friday.
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Malaysian stocks snap 4 sessions of fall, SET rebounds
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:03:00 +0200
Malaysian shares rose more than 1% on Friday and snapped four straight sessions of fall, while the Stock Exchange of Thailand main index ended higher.
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Red-shirt weapons seized, plot derailed, say police
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:51:00 +0200
Police have arrested five suspects and seized a large number of weapons in several provinces and claim to have foiled a red-shirt plan to create disorder during the May 22 pro-election rally earlier this week.
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Suthep's new political party applies for registration
Fri, 25 May 2018 10:10:00 +0200
Suthep Thaugsuban's lawyer on Friday applied to register a new political party in which the founders' list includes the veteran politician's younger brother Thanee, with Mr Suthep its likely adviser.
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EU data law is fresh ammo for Facebook's nemesis
Fri, 25 May 2018 08:32:00 +0200
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North Korea dismantles its nuclear test site
Fri, 25 May 2018 08:30:00 +0200
North Korea has completely dismantled its Punggye-ri nuclear test ground "to ensure the transparency of discontinuance of nuclear test," according to its state media. - Reuters
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AoT board approves second airports for Phuket, Chiang Mai
Fri, 25 May 2018 07:23:00 +0200
The board of Airports of Thailand has approved construction of second airports for Chiang Mai and Phuket with a combined planned investment of 120 billion baht.
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Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson
Fri, 25 May 2018 05:58:32 +0200
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a pardon for the late heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, an African-American convicted a century ago for the crime of taking a woman across state lines, saying the move corrected a wrong in American...
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GDPR: Europe's new data privacy rule explained
Fri, 25 May 2018 05:55:26 +0200
The General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect across the European Union on May 25, introducing much tougher rules on data privacy. - REUTERS
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No such thing as 'clean' coal power
Sat, 19 May 2018 23:20:00 +0200
In what is seen as a ploy to get the coal-fired power plants in Krabi and Songkhla back on track, energy policymakers have announced they will conduct a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) into the controversial projects.
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CPN plans B100bn expansion
Wed, 23 May 2018 23:00:00 +0200
Central Pattana Plc (CPN), the SET-listed property and retail developer under Central Group, plans to spend 100 billion baht to expand its retail empire both at home and abroad over the next five years.
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Gaza cyclist's Asian Games dream killed by a bullet
Wed, 23 May 2018 04:01:16 +0200
A Gaza cyclist’s dream of waving the Palestinian flag at the Asian Games has been shattered by an Israeli bullet that caused him to lose his leg after he joined a border protest. - REUTERS
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Gunfire at Trump resort: bodycam video released
Wed, 23 May 2018 03:58:35 +0200
Bodycam video released Monday night by the Miami-Dade Police Department shows the drama that unfolded as police fired shots during their search for a gunman who'd opened fire inside Trump National Doral Miami resort early Friday morning. - REUTERS
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Digital assets at the crossroads
Sun, 20 May 2018 23:30:00 +0200
With the recent unveiling of the digital asset decree as an overarching apparatus to regulate digital asset investments and transactions, opinions are divided on whether the framework will help domestic digital fund-raising leap forward or retreat backward...
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Tears and cheers for royal newlyweds
Sat, 19 May 2018 15:25:00 +0200
WINDSOR, England: There was silence along the Long Walk in Windsor as thousands of well-wishers listened to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say their vows -- then the crowd erupted into cheers and popped prosecco corks as they were declared husband and...
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Only the lonely
Sat, 19 May 2018 06:15:30 +0200
Opor shares his feelings
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Taking care of business
Sat, 19 May 2018 06:15:30 +0200
Test Yourself is where you can improve your reading skills. Whether it’s for tests like University Entrance Exams or IELTS and TOEFL, or even just for fun, these pages help you to read, understand and improve your English.
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End sedition law abuses
Wed, 23 May 2018 23:30:00 +0200
To any sensible person, the arrest and detention of 15 pro-election protest leaders and the subsequent legal proceedings against them are not just abusive and outrageous, but also unconstitutional.
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Two Thai suspects arrested for kidnapping Chinese tourist
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:59:00 +0200
Two Thai citizens have been apprehended in connection with the kidnapping of a Chinese woman for random, while four more accomplices were being sought under arrest warrants.
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Prayut invokes S44 to relieve digital TV operators' debt
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:41:00 +0200
The National Council for Peace and Order on Wednesday invoked Section 44 to impose a three-year debt moratorium to help digital TV operators struggling to pay their licence fees to the telecom and broadcasting regulator.
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Police draw out detention of pro-election demonstrators
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:20:00 +0200
Police on Wednesday postponed the first court appearance of 15 arrested pro-election demonstrators until Thursday, to allow further interrogations, amid calls for their immediate release.
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Court shelves civil case against Suthep over polls
Mon, 21 May 2018 13:52:00 +0200
The Civil Court has temporarily disposed of a civil case against Suthep Thaugsuban and 39 others for impeding the 2014 general election, pending the outcome of a criminal case against them.
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Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat
Mon, 21 May 2018 06:49:00 +0200
JAKARTA: International stars of acting, music and sports have signed a letter urging Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption.
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Growth hits 5-year high as exports climb
Mon, 21 May 2018 06:22:00 +0200
Thailand’s economic growth surged to a five-year high last quarter, beating all economists’ estimates as rebounding farm output added to gains from exports and private consumption.
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Ariya wins Kingsmill tournament on second playoff hole
Mon, 21 May 2018 01:18:00 +0200
WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA: Ariya Jutanugarn returned to her winning ways Sunday with a victory on the second playoff hole at the Kingsmill Championship.
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School backs down on headscarf ban
Mon, 21 May 2018 00:19:00 +0200
PATTANI: The director of a local school that prohibited students from wearing Islamic headscarves has backed down from his ban after senior education authorities stepped in following complaints from parents.
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Hun Sen, NCPO sing the same tune
Sun, 20 May 2018 23:35:00 +0200
A string of legislative attacks by Cambodia's ruling regime against its critics and the opposition party since last year have baffled me, not only for their senselessness and brutality, but for the similarity they share with political tactics invented...
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Ex-policeman helps kids' dreams come true
Sun, 20 May 2018 23:30:00 +0200
BURI RAM: Pol Capt Aphichit Phanthaprathip surprised quite a few people when he quit the police force just as he was on the brink of being promoted to inspector.
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A unique bond
Sun, 20 May 2018 23:30:00 +0200
If Zack Blackmon Jr were to tell you that he's a direct descendant of the original Siamese Twins Eng and Chang Bunker, there's no way you'd believe him. White skinned, blue eyed and with a delightfully thick North Carolinian accent, Blackmon Jr, 67, is...
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DE Ministry ushers in data protection agency
Sun, 20 May 2018 23:30:00 +0200
The Digital Economy and Society (DE) Ministry has set up a Data Protection Knowledge Centre (DPKC), a centralised unit creating awareness about data protection for state agencies and the private sector.
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BAY puts Vietnam plans on back burner
Sun, 20 May 2018 23:30:00 +0200
SET-listed Bank of Ayudhya (BAY) has put off exploring business opportunities in Vietnam after facing several hurdles, particularly the high costs of mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
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Betong's tourist fortunes improve
Sun, 20 May 2018 07:20:00 +0200
Despite being situated in a strife-torn area, the southernmost Betong district of Yala province has seen a surge in tourists.
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Political parties broaden policy offerings to public
Sun, 20 May 2018 01:19:00 +0200
Contenders broaden policies on offer to appeal to LGBT, mixed race voters and youngsters.
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A mad, mad week
Sat, 19 May 2018 23:30:00 +0200
Week Three of the 2019-2020 election campaign was Crazy Week. There always is at least one.
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