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01 Dec 2013 : As Suthep's revolutionaries eyeballed Thaksin's refuseniks across the wreckage of Thailand's international reputation last week, the true casualty in the political power struggle has been democracy and its future role in the Kingdom.
01 Dec 2013 : Naw Mu Htoo is constantly leaking urine. A gentle 16-year-old, she's already had a stillbirth and moves by wheelchair _ if she moves at all. She can't stand, or her catheter pulls out.
02 Nov 2013 : Farmer Wiroj Sakulpan, 50, was unsure about taking out a loan to get into date palm growing, but put his apprehension aside when he believed it was a royal project.
27 Oct 2013 : Jakkrit Panichpatikum was the type of bad boy only a mother could love, and even she wasn't sure about him.
27 Oct 2013 : What began as a supposed attempt to stamp out elephant poaching has turned into a conflict of jumbo proportions.
27 Oct 2013 : Dech Khieonarong is one of many residents of Tak's Umphang district who cheered when the government announced it was reviving a plan to construct a new road from Khlong Lan to the remote town in the midst of a protected wilderness. Weary of traversing the 164km of arduous road with, by his count, more than 1,000 hairpin curves, he volunteered to head a committee of locals to push for the construction of the ''new'' Khlong Lan-Umphang road, a large part of which was actually constructed more than 40 years ago by the military as part of its efforts to suppress communist insurgents. The military managed to cut 115km of road through the deep forest inside Mae Wong National Park, 30km from Umphang in the 1970s. The military backed off on completing the road to Umphang because of objections that it would compromise the Western Forest Complex. Over the years the military road fell into disuse and is now overgrown and impassable in some places.
27 Oct 2013 : W ith Myanamr due to host the Southeast Asian Games in December, business investment pouring in and ceasefire agreements with ethnic groups on the table, a series of recent bombings across the country has raised concerns among government officials and investors of a sustained terror campaign.
27 Oct 2013 : For more than two years, the latest instalment of the Khmer Rouge tribunal has provided a blow-by-blow account of Pol Pot's bloody reign of terror and the inner workings of the political machine blamed for the deaths of between 1.7 million and 2.2 million people.
27 Oct 2013 : Financial planning for the young expat _ what does this really mean? The last Net Worth column on this subject stimulated a number of queries. Most of these revolved around the practicalities or creating financial reserves and their use during retirement.
27 Oct 2013 : Last week we introduced the Gambling Act BE 2478 (1935), which prohibits all forms of betting and games of skill or chance where a wager, either in the form of money or goods, is placed on the outcome. Providing an overview of the only two legal forms of gambling in the Kingdom, the national lottery and domestic horse racing, we explained how each operates and how the public can engage in legalised gambling through these outlets.
20 Oct 2013 : For one month a year, a foreign man on a green bicycle can be seen carrying two large bags of dog treats through the small alleys of Rama IV Road and the Lumpini Park area. Those who don't know him and happen to zoom by on the way to work may think that he is a typical tourist who enjoys feeding the homeless animals. But for people who live in those areas, he is looked upon as a guardian angel for strays.
20 Oct 2013 : Phuket is struggling to balance its new naughty side against its traditional image as a tropical paradise _ and for now, it looks like the dark side is winning.