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  • April 30, 2015

    Making like a celebrity

    One of the main sponsors of the Cannes Film Festival for the last 17 years, L'Oreal Paris recently unveiled "Born to be a star", a limited edition of cosmetics that will be presented on the red carpet by Araya "Chompoo" A. Hargate, who is returning to the French Riviera this May. Chompoo, who is...

    Life
  • April 30, 2015

    Memories of another day

    ... simply a hit with the audience but also wowed critics, earning the best play award. Last weekend, he revisited his former work, reviving it as "6th Party Re: Re: Khaosarn" for new group For What Theatre at the same venue and billing it as "a play reading with moving images". One of the delights of Democrazy...

    Life
  • April 30, 2015

    Thailand lags regional counterparts in M&A plans

    Thailand lags regional counterparts in M&A plans, THE NATION WHILE more Thai business leaders plan to grow through mergers and acquisitions in the next three years - 16 per cent in fact, double last year's result - they lag the rest of the big economies in Asean, according to Grant...

    Business
  • April 30, 2015

    Thai man arrested with 26 migrant workers in his car

    Following a tip-off, police near the Ban Pu Namron border checkpoint tried to search the suspicious SUV at 5am but it failed to stop, so they gave chase until the driver pulled over and ran for it. Police found nine women and 17 men - all undocumented - crammed into the vehicle designed to carry up to...

    National
  • April 28, 2015

    Regulator revokes Peace TV's licence

    ... TV, formerly known as the Democracy News Network, was among 12 politics-oriented satellite TV channels. These include the yellow-shirt ASTV, the Democrat Party-backed Blue Sky and red-shirts' Asia Update - that agreed with the terms and conditions laid down by junta. They agreed to change their names and de...

    Politics
  • April 27, 2015

    Strong bureaucracy IMPORTANT TO POLITICS

    ...". But in truth, Tarit is a sad reflection of what has gone wrong in the bureaucracy. He pulled no punches against the red shirts when the Democrats were in power, spearheading the crackdown on "terrorists". Videos of him denouncing the red shirts' activities went viral after he made a dramatic u-turn when...

    Opinion
  • April 27, 2015

    License of Peace TV revoked

    ... TV which was formerly known as Democracy News Network (DNN) was among 12 politics-oriented satellite TV channels including the yellow-shirt ASTV, Democrat Party-backed Blue Sky and redshirtโ s Asia Update that agreed with the terms and conditions laid down by junta. Those satellite TV channels also agreed to...

    National
  • April 25, 2015

    Risks in 'adjusting' the system

    There is agreement that "adjusting" the electoral system to weaken the large parties will result in a coalition government, but those quoted in the story describe the outcome differently. The Democrats aside, the other parties have managed to work together under the same leadership before. Admittedly the wheels fell off the...

    Opinion
  • April 25, 2015

    Poll delay proposal slammed

    ... yesterday. Opponents of the idea said the proposal made no sense, lacked a mandate and would further derail a return to democracy. Pheu Thai Party secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai said yesterday that the party wants a speedy election. Some participants at Thursday's meeting with the National Council...

    Politics
  • April 24, 2015

    Parties not averse to poll delay

    Politicians from the country's two largest political parties would not object to a delay in holding the next general election provided the new constitution is democratic, according to the participants of a junta-organised meeting yesterday. Sources said the politicians were more concerned about the content...

    Politics