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Business TAKES UP global fight against pollution, climate change
May 26, 2015 1:00 am

Business TAKES UP global fight against pollution, climate change

A friend of mine is moving from Bangkok to Shanghai next month. To her surprise, the company is extending her pollution compensation of 3,000 euros (Bt110,000) to cover her two-year contract.

Lots of missing links in Thailand's social development
May 19, 2015 1:00 am

Lots of missing links in Thailand's social development

It caught me by surprise when Channel 3 began airing "Sud Kaen Saen Rak" (Blinded by Love and Hate) recently.

Is Thailand REALLY ready for the AEC?
May 12, 2015 1:00 am

Is Thailand REALLY ready for the AEC?

Former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij should be commended for his devotion. As chairman of the Democrat Party's policy unit, he has proved that his eyes and ears are open to every nuance of national policy.

The nightmare infrastructure RUINING our holiday dreams
May 5, 2015 1:00 am

The nightmare infrastructure RUINING our holiday dreams

During any long holiday period we get endless news reports on traffic conditions, particularly on jammed roads leading to the north and the northeast.

DON'T GET DISTRACTED and forget more important issues
April 28, 2015 11:56 am

DON'T GET DISTRACTED and forget more important issues

Scenes from Nepal this weekend were heart-wrenching - the massive quake had flattened buildings and historical sites, while locals and tourists had to find shelter outdoors for fear of structures collapsing on them in the aftershocks.

It's time the young woke up and became financially literate
April 21, 2015 1:00 am

It's time the young woke up and became financially literate

Let me start with a brief conversation I overheard between two young men.

The art of BALANCING stakeholders' interests
April 7, 2015 1:00 am

The art of BALANCING stakeholders' interests

Bombarded by news of conflicts at home and overseas, one question is echoing in my head: Why is it so hard for people to live together peacefully?

The coup to end all coups: A reading culture in Thailand
March 31, 2015 1:00 am

The coup to end all coups: A reading culture in Thailand

The annual book fair returned last week and, as in previous years, it came with new statistics on reading. The Chulalongkorn University study delivered a few surprises, especially for those who stick to the old assumption that "Thais don't...

Subsidised Thailand: a fool's paradise all of us are funding
March 24, 2015 1:00 am

Subsidised Thailand: a fool's paradise all of us are funding

The Supreme Court's decision last week to order former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to stand trial on May 19 over her government's rice-pledging scheme was not unexpected. But rather than feeling sorry for her or satisfied with her...

The people's power versus the junta's power
March 17, 2015 1:00 am

The people's power versus the junta's power

As a homeowner, I was delighted last week when Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha put a brake on plans to make owners of houses worth more than Bt3 million pay full tax.