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08 Dec 2013 : Phoo, a 31-year-old political science student studying at Ramkhamhaeng University usually keeps her distance from both sides of Thai politics. But last Saturday, her friends urged her to join the anti-government rally outside the campus.
08 Dec 2013 : Ramkhamhaeng University has long been a hotbed of activism, with students from the South having a history of being politically engaged and fighting for their rights.
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.
20 Oct 2013 : The government's resident troubleshooter Varathep Rattanakorn - who oversees the much-maligned rice-pledging scheme - says the controversial subsidy is being tightened up, but has refused to reveal key figures.
20 Oct 2013 : It's dawn, and a villager loiters in the glow of the awakening day, enjoying the tranquility of the river from the newly built bamboo bridge.
20 Oct 2013 : As purchasing power slows in mature markets such as the US and the eurozone, international luxury and high-street brands are seeking opportunities for expansion in dynamic, rapidly growing Asian markets. Bangkok is fast becoming the destination of choice for a number of these brands and for international tourists from large, high-spending source markets alike.
20 Oct 2013 : Whether it's an agreement that the loser buys the next round before the billiard balls are broken, a Super Bowl or FA Cup office pool, or practising your poker face during a game of Texas hold'em with the guys, gambling is well integrated into the fabric of societies around the world. While betting a little money during any of these pastimes can add a bit of excitement to a sporting or recreational event, they are all illegal in Thailand. Loser buys the drinks? In Thailand, even the winner can go to jail.