• Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Dawn of the new Democrats?
    At 72 years of existence and repeated election losses, Thailand’s oldest political party is facing the biggest challenge in its history trying to rebrand itself ahead of the national election
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Thailand has what it takes for startup success, says venture fund head
    DUE TO THE REGION’S abundance of affordable resources, supportive governments and strong market demand, Southeast Asia has much potential as a testing ground for startups aiming to go global, said Peng T Ong, managing partner at Monk’s Hill Ventures. Conditions are ripe in the region for startups to maximise their growth potential, he added.
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    20 farm outlets added across Thailand 
    The Commerce Ministry has planned to set up an additional 20 farm outlets this year to add to the existing 43 outlets to help community farmers boost sales of their produce, said minister Sontirat Sontijirawong.
  • Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:01:35
    Japan not satisfied with N. Korea pledge, will continue pressure: defence chief
    Japan is not satisfied with North Korea's pledge to halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, its defence minister said on Saturday, warning that Tokyo will continue to put maximum pressure on Pyongyang.
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  • Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Philippine joint oil exploration with China: path to peace or pipe dream?
    The Philippines’ exuberant announcement that President Duterte and China’s President Xi Jinping had approved a joint oil exploration venture in the South China Sea could turn out to be a pipe dream and could give the Filipino people false hopes.
  • Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Asian crackdown on ‘fake news’ triggers alarm bells
    Inflammatory fictions masquerading as real news pose a particularly toxic threat in Asian countries with long-standing religious and ethnic divides, but promises by some regional leaders to tackle the problem carry equal menace.
  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Smashing the ‘lock’ installed by Deng Xiaoping
    I was surprised by how easily it could all be broken. Last month, I watched from the reporters gallery on the second floor of the Great Hall of the People as the National People’s Congress – China’s parliament – voted to amend the constitution.
  • Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:06:38
    Thanachart boasts record quarterly growth
    Thanachart Bank has announced first quarter 2018 net profits of Bt3.77 billion, representing 2.9 per cent growth from the previous quarter and 15.5 per cent growth compared to the same quarter last year. This growth was driven by deepening existing relationships with customers and attracting new customers to the bank through product and service innovation, it said.
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  • Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:43:38
    Phuket airport runways closing for maintenance, delays expected
    Several runways and taxiways at Phuket International Airport are to be closed for six hours a day from April 27-May 8 for cleaning and maintenance.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:16:10
    SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS
    NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist.
  • Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:37:14
    Locals buoyed by Phnom Penh’s new water taxi
    Phnom Penh is now home to a water ferry that launched on April 6, joining its regional neighbor Bangkok in running a public boat service that stops at various locations in and around the capital.
  • Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:30:24
    YouTube star slams rip-off taxi driver
    The owner of a popular free English-teaching Facebook page has posted a viral video clip complaining about a taxi driver at the Suvarnabhumi Airport who tried to overcharge him.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:44:46
    China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait
    China was scheduled to hold live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, flexing its military muscle after warning Taipei about seeking independence or closer ties with Washington.
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  • Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:23:24
    PM asks for muay Thai to be included in Olympics
    Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has asked International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach to consider including muay Thai boxing in the 2024 Olympics, according to Deputy Government spokesman Weerachon Sukhondhapatipak.
  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:01:23
    Thai ophthalmologists land gold medal at prestigious Geneva innovation event
    A team of Thai ophthalmologists from the Pathum Thani-based Thammasat Eye Centre has won a gold medal at the “46th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva” for their “uniquely selected music for reduction of anxiety and pain in patients undergoing cataract surgery”.
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