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Bangkok Observatory: Pillar of Pride or Towering Corruption?

Towering at 459 meters above the western bank of the Chao Phraya River will rise a new landmark, the Bangkok observatory tower. Expected to be among the world’s 10 tallest structures, and certainly the tallest in Thailand, it is meant to become the new pride of Bangkokians, Thais and an object of marvel for the throng of tourists.

Golf Delivers Plenty of Tales From the Tour in 2017

Brooks Koepka is tweaking his schedule next year to play Pebble Beach, which only makes sense.

Analyzing Prayuth’s Latest 2018 Election Promise

Good news! Our beloved junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has graciously announced on Tuesday that there will indeed be general elections in November 2018.

Editorial: Put An End To 'Amnesty For All'

(4 November) Since its departure from its original form, the government-sponsored Amnesty Bill has been attracting much criticism from members of the public of various backgrounds.

The Real Influential Figure

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

Thai Law: Secrets to Surviving the New Inheritance Tax

There are enormous tax breaks provided by the government. The problem is most people are completely unaware of them. Take the new inheritance tax...

Editorial: Revoke Martial Law

Regardless of the pretext or intention, the martial law imposed by the Royal Thai Army today infringes on the rights of Thai citizens and should be repealed without delay.

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.

Turkish Democracy’s Secret Weapon

The recent failed coup attempt in Turkey highlights the country’s continuing vulnerability to military takeover. But it also reveals a newly developed – and highly potent – as set, one that Turkey’s neighbors should also seek to cultivate: a strong middle class willing and able to mobilize against extremist threats.

Ballistic: Civilians vs. Soldiers

In a recent conversation with eminent political scientist Dr. Thitinan Pongsudhirak about the general election set for late 2018, he summed up the future of Thai politics as such: “civilians vs. soldiers.”

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