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Voranai: By the Junta For the Junta

History is written by the victor. This is true in every society. In Thailand, history is written by the Culture Ministry’s Fine Arts Department...

Opinion: Honest Learning From Strangers in the Next Table

One of the occasional perks of sitting alone at a cafe or bar next to a table of conversing people is you get to...
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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?
Crowds at Iconsiam on Nov. 9.

Opinion: Is Iconsiam an Icon of Prosperity or Disparity?

Bangkok’s newest luxury mall, the 54 billion-baht Iconsiam, is marketed as the “Icon of Eternal Prosperity.”

Opinion: Blinded By ISIS

Shlomo Ben-Ami
Project Syndicate

MADRID – The general consensus emerging since last month’s carnage in Paris seems to be that the Islamic State, or ISIS, can be defeated only by a ground invasion of its “state.” This is a delusion.

A Greek Suicide?

By Anatole Kaletsky

Voranai: Farangs, Mind Your Own Business!

A lot of people argue that the Thais are not ready or not equipped for democracy. There may be a grain of truth in this statement. However, I would retort that I learned how to swim by my father first throwing me into the pool.

Gimme a Break: Taxpayers Face Tough Choice Between Inheritance or Profits

The number of new companies has increased by 20 percent over the same period last year, according to the Commerce Ministry, a fact it...

Editorial: 11 June 2013

Who Was Who In 2010 It is not surprising to see Mr. Suthep Thueksuban, former vice Prime Minister and former director of the so-called Center...
Still image from an Energy Ministry video about saving electricity based on the 'last will and testament' scenes from legendary lakorn classic 'Baan Sai Tong.' Image: Energy Ministry / YouTube

Make a Will or Leave Loved Ones at the Mercy of Thai Law

Culturally, Thais are not really in the habit of making wills to manage and distribute assets after death, preferring to let the law take...

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