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The Price of a Woman, Thailand Edition

“All women are whores, except my mother … but then again, she is a woman too,” goes an apocryphal quote alternately attributed to Napoleon...

Finding New Year’s Hope in Juntaland

What’s there to be hopeful, New Year or not? Isn’t the battle, if not the war, lost?

What’s With Men and Their Watches?

Decades of fashion have produced little else for a man to project his style, riches or taste in such personal terms as the watch.
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Voranai: Tears of the Junta

Anyone who has ever lived through times of violence and civil strife should appreciate the benefits of having peace in the streets. But at what price?

Ship Shape: Frenchman Refits Rice Barge Into Floating Stage

On a hot Monday afternoon inside a giant warehouse in the northern outskirts of Bangkok, workers were hammering metal beams onto the top deck of what looked like a steampunk Noah's Arc.

Yingluck’s Gone But the Masks Follow

Once you put on a mask, like those of classical Thai khon dramas, they can become difficult to remove. You then may end up having...

Thai Official Who Stole Hotel Paintings Freed by Japanese

BANGKOK — Japanese authorities on Friday freed a Thai bureaucrat who was arrested for stealing three paintings from a hotel he was staying in Kyoto, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The Good, Bad & Ugly of the Computer Crime Act, in Detail

After the Computer Crime Act was passed Dec. 16 by unanimous vote despite a last-minute petition of more than 300,000 opposing the law and much-hated Single Gateway program, all eyes are now on the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, or DE Ministry, to see how it exercises its new great powers.

Where to Start 2017 Dancing in Bangkok

With 2017 around the corner, Bangkok city is preparing to welcome the new year with something for everyone. Events will go off all over town, and you’ll find something exciting to dance to in every corner of the city.

Where Blockchain Breaks Free, Thailand’s PromptPay Shackles

The disconnect between the hype and reality of Thailand’s world-class bureaucracy hit new lows Friday when telecom DTAC, the new Digital Economy and Society Ministry, and our friends at The Nation hosted a talk on cryptocurrency and the blockchain revolution.

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