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  • November 18, 2014

    World's message to Thailand: hot air won't fight climate change

    ... was more devastation to come, he had begun to educate schoolchildren about climate change. It was the right thing to do, given that the adults of this generation barely talk about climate change, ignoring the reality and living their daily lives in business-as-usual mode. Meanwhile, future generations...

    Opinion
  • November 13, 2014

    Safe, clean, punctual trains: is it too much to ask

    Following a lengthy court battle, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has agreed to pay Bt5.2 million in compensation to a woman passenger who was raped by a sleeper-train worker 13 years ago. Earlier this year, the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, also by a sleeper-train worker, raised public concern over the safety...

    Opinion
  • November 13, 2014

    Cabinet makes tourism campaign a priority

    ... last week at the World Travel Market in London and reportedly received a warm response from foreigners. The campaign will focus on Thai ways of living and unique communities that can cater to tourists. "Discover Thainess" is aimed at extending the average length of stay from eight or nine days...

    Business
  • November 11, 2014

    In economic policy, transparency rules

    ... subsidy scheme started in May 2011. Gas prices would also rise. Thais should hail this decision. In 2013, David Lipton, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said "subsidy reform can lead to a more efficient allocation of resources, which will help spur higher economic growth...

    Opinion
  • November 11, 2014

    The risks of getting too close to China

    Dealing with China might be a comforting prospect for Thailand's military-dominated government, but Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha must watch his step amid the international gathering of leaders in Beijing. Prayut attended the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in China this week, where global...

    Opinion
  • November 11, 2014

    SRT finally compensates train rape victim

    ... its services. She also urged SRT to improve their employee-recruiting system and urged private firms or organisations to prioritise the safety of employees when they travel.

    National
  • November 6, 2014

    A proud nation does not place itself on the chopping block

    On mainland Southeast Asia (the Mekong Subregion), Thailand's geographical location has significant strategic implications. Most of the planned high-value transport and economic corridors of the GMS run through Thailand. It is estimated that the funding needed for Thailand's infrastructure investment plans between 2015 and 2022...

    Opinion
  • November 1, 2014

    Safety fences may be installed at some railway crossings: Anupong

    ... solution and what agency would fund it. In regard to a crash in Khon Kaen on Thursday that killed five people and injured another 40, provincial railway inspector Sompan Udompan said the crossing had low traffic volume of just 300 cars a day but damage from the accident was estimated at Bt30 million. ...

    National
  • October 31, 2014

    Three clicks to better CABBING

    THE EASE OF summoning a taxi through an online application has proved addictive, with more apps now available to ensure quick response and lessen the risk and inconveniences. Bangkok has more than 100,000 taxis and a lot of them are on call with a few clicks on a cellphone keypad. There are currently three...

    Life
  • October 31, 2014

    Prayut to exchange views with Apec leaders

    ... connectivity, the Thai Foreign Ministry said yesterday. Prayut will focus on three issues, namely regional economic integration, promotion of sustainable development and promoting integrated networks, and development of basic infrastructure that are line with development policies and strategies highlighted...

    Politics