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  • April 6, 2014

    Mysteries of a silent giant

    LAUGH ALL you want, but I can usually tell what my animals are thinking. The dog is, of course, the easiest. She tells me exactly what she has on her mind. When she's sad, her face goes blank. When she's happy, she smiles. When she's even happier, she smiles and her entire body wiggles back and forth. When she's unusually happy, her smile changes. She brings the ends of her mouth together in almost...

  • March 24, 2014

    General Prayuth keeps walking on the tightrope

    Not everyone wakes up everyday not wanting to know what Jatuporn Prompan and ASTV have been saying. Army Commander-in-Chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha is one of the few. Red shirt leader Jatuporn has pulled no punches with Prayuth, and while opinions on the ASTV channel and website might be less aggressive than Jatuporn's, they can hurt the general all the same. It's fair to say that Prayuth is a man torn by...

  • March 20, 2014

    Gunkul Engineering

    Gunkul Engineering Plc (GUNKUL) Strong revenue and profit growth expected for 2014F; EPC is key Business with Myanmar should return to normal soon Target price is cut to Bt18/share on stock dividend; BUY maintained TP cut to Bt18/share to reflect stock dividend. We expect strong earnings growth in 2014F, driven by the EPC (Equipment Procurement and Construction) business and the return...

  • February 4, 2014

    Reporters stuck in police box during gunfight

    ... and assault rifles, and that he later went inside a traffic police box to seek cover. "It's a frightening two-hour ordeal. My life hung on a thin thread, between life and death," he added. ASTV reporter Jatuphorn Yordsilp said the red shirts initially wanted to go the district office to wait for PDRC supporters, but agreed to return to IT Square building after talks with the police. He gave similar...

  • January 5, 2014

    Media throws more light on clashes

    ... bullets. But the teenage protesters did not listen and began throwing bottles and wooden debris at police," said the reporter. "The protest leader at that time was Amorn [Amornratananont from ASTV], who tried to warn the protesters to calm down, but the young protesters would not heed. [Amorn's] vehicle then left for another gate, which was about 100 metres away." The reporter said then a six...

  • December 27, 2013

    Police officer killed in clashes with protesters

    ... anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee. Two other protesters were shot by rubber bullets and suffered after-effects of the tear gas. At least two local reporters from Thairath TV and ASTV were also injured in the clashes. A reporter from Thairath TV was affected by the tear gas and a cameraman from ASTV was hit by a rubber bullet. A Japanese reporter was hit by unknown objects on his face...

  • December 27, 2013

    Journalists flee protest site as police crack down

    ... injured during clashes, such as the latest exchange of fire at the Thai-Japan Stadium yesterday when three people were shot by rubber bullets and several were hurt by tear gas. Komlai Mompanow, an ASTV reporter, said that every time she is assigned to report news in a riot situation, she prepared safety attire. "We don't know what will happen, so we should be alert and observant all the time. And...

  • December 22, 2013

    Spotlight on foreign media coverage of Bangkok's crisis

    ... Tony Cartalucci of the Alternative Thai News Network and NSNBC, which hit back with a point-by-point counter-attack. Cartalucci also criticised the work of Thomas Fuller of The New York Times. ASTV Manager and Thai PBS's news editor Sermsuk Kasitipradit also criticised Fuller and his quoting of independent legal expert Verapat Pariyawong on the "war" between different classes in Thailand. Verapat...

  • November 8, 2013

    Fighting Tangmo speaks for latest protest generation

    ... through the Twitter Machine and see what happens. "Hypocrite" seems to be a popular word. "He writes songs to campaign about Thai products but wears Levi's and rides Harleys," went one comment at on ASTV Manager Online. "He writes songs about poor people but he's rich. He writes songs about democracy but he's neutral about politics " But of course this is a democracy, at least a baby one, and we have...

  • November 6, 2013

    When a million screens light up

    ... marks the first time the full force of the social media has been mobilised against Thaksin. In contrast, campaigns to oust him in 2005 and 2006 relied heavily on yellow-shirt media outlets like ASTV and the newspaper ASTV Manager. And while the yellow shirts took plenty of photographs at their demonstrations, they didn't share them with a vast network of "friends", as they would be now. The platform for...