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Well-being for all: How is Prayut meeting his pledge?
June 9, 2015 1:00 am

Well-being for all: How is Prayut meeting his pledge?

A recent report in this newspaper gave me the chills. Sansiri is launching a downtown condominium project next year with a price tag of Bt500,000 per square metre or higher.

Keeping the lottery price at Bt80 is not the winning solution
June 2, 2015 1:00 am

Keeping the lottery price at Bt80 is not the winning solution

Growing up in a small town about 500 kilometres from Bangkok, I encountered all kinds of gambling that have long existed in Thai society.

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...