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  • May 3, 2015

    Culture ministry team to help Nepal restore historic sites

    Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat yesterday said he had assigned Department of Fine Arts chief Bowornwet Rungrujee to set up a team of archaeologists, |architects, engineers, conservation scientists, and |art historians. Vira said the team would also support the |conservation and restoration plan, which...

    National
  • May 3, 2015

    Statement of Four Thai Professional Media Organizations

    Meanwhile, some of the public have seen media as players in the conflicts, or a party to intensify the tensions instead of pulling the fuel out from the fire. Some cast doubts in the work and performance of the media. Realizing the seriousness of the problems as well as the importance of the public...

    Opinion
  • May 3, 2015

    Abhisit warns of problems unless draft constitution is amended

    ..., Abhisit said. But a weakened party system would play into the hands of politicians such as exiled billionaire and former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, he added. "He's got the resources to draw politicians away from political parties into groupings that could actually form a new coalition," he...

    Politics
  • 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 23, 2015

    Reconciliation - is that all that's needed

    ... between coalition and collusion. What political differences are there between parties here, or is it just business for the big boys Perhaps Thaksin Shinawatra's concept of Thailand Plc was the right one, if he had not strayed from the straight and narrow. Richard Bowler Bangkok

    Opinion
  • April 22, 2015

    Education purge a warning to elected politicians

    ... led to reforms that were lukewarm at best and counterproductive at worst. Political meddling in education became somewhat bolder when Thaksin Shinawatra came to power in 2001. Personal computers were distributed to rural schools. Abhisit Vejjajiva's government proffered free education for 12 years. Yingluck...

    Opinion
  • April 21, 2015

    What, no graft reform

    ... denies the Democrat Party any chance of participation in government. All the other parties that have stuck like glue to the various versions of the Thaksin regime are primed for business as usual after the next election. The National Reform Council is prepared to start a week-long debate on the draft constitution...

    Opinion
  • April 16, 2015

    Ex-MPs 'involved' in bomb blast

    ... PDRC secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban - said "the man living abroad" was behind the incident, a comment that has attracted criticism from pro-Thaksin Shinawatra politicians. Thaksin, a former prime minister, has been living overseas for years. He was ousted by a previous military coup in 2006. Last year, the...

    National
  • April 16, 2015

    New charter does not address root cause of national conflict: Abhisit

    ... the drafters [Constitution Drafting Committee members] are afraid of democracy. Aren't they able to tell the difference between democracy and the Thaksin [Shinawatra] regime They merely believe that democracy can be used to pave the way for the [Thaksin] regime ... which needs to be eradicated," the former PM said...

    Politics
  • April 16, 2015

    Bt40 bn to spice up village fund scheme

    ... to different sums of money. Those in "A" Class will be allocated Bt1 million. The Village Fund was one of populist policies introduced by the Thaksin administration.

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