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01 Feb 2015 : Following last week’s column concerning premature reports of the demise of The Sun’s Page 3 girls, it seems only fair to point out the noble deeds of an ageless beauty who appeared in a rival tabloid in a different era.
01 Feb 2015 : Last week’s brief outage of Facebook and Instagram probably annoyed selfie-centric Sukhumvit slickers more than anyone else. But spare a thought for the civil servants who work in the Department of Provincial Administration. On Friday, as most were looking to a post-pay day weekend, it was revealed the department head Krissada Boonrat had issued a ban on the use of Facebook, Line and other social media on work computers and devices. The use of email would also be restricted to government business.
24 Dec 2014 : Based on the third quarter figures, Samsung's global market share in smartphones dropped close to 8% year on year. It is still top of the heap, but their loss was Chinese mobile manufacturers' gains. Apple, Huawei and Xiaomi increased their shipments along with Lenovo, which leaves three of the top five manufacturers now in the Chinese camp. Xiaomi is the biggest mover to date, quadrupling their shipments over the past year. The fastest growing market on the planet for smartphones is currently in Africa and the Middle East so even though they are losing ground in China, Samsung could still make it up in those countries.
23 Dec 2014 : Out of the blue, the Office of the Attorney-General felt the urge to call an urgent meeting of the joint panel of the OAG and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) this Thursday, Christmas Day, to discuss the rice pledging case against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
23 Dec 2014 : Re: "Civil, criminal suits over rice losses", (BP, Dec 19).
23 Dec 2014 : This Christmas, like every Christmas, thousands of pilgrims and tourists will travel to the Middle East to celebrate the holiday in the land of the Bible. In Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem will lead a midnight mass, while in Syria — where some Christians still speak dialects of Aramaic, similar to the ancient language Jesus spoke — celebrations are likely to be subdued, curtailed by the dangers of a war that is tearing the country apart.
23 Dec 2014 : Do I remember the 12 values that supposedly make me a good Thai? No, I don't. Will I recognise any of them better if I get to send a sticker featuring a cartoon version of a woman prostrating herself with a thought bubble that says "sufficiency"? I don't think I will.
23 Dec 2014 : The Interview is based on a deeply-flawed conceit rooted in American exceptionalism: that a film about the killing a leader for the fun of it is funny as long as the target is unpopular and foreign.
23 Dec 2014 : In front of a mega mall, a big Christmas tree towers above the people. Its shining stars, golden bells and various decorative items fascinate all shoppers. They all take out their mobiles and happily snap pictures.
23 Dec 2014 : The ongoing attempt to force alcohol prohibition on the country is ill-advised and should be stopped. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has twice gone against the bureaucrats who have ceaselessly pushed for forced national abstinence. Yet even as the premier issued the official, sensible rejection of the New Year prohibition, advocates pushed through other bans using sleight of hand. Having a glass of champagne this New Year's Eve is okay, but a completely new ban has been slapped on all drink sales at the end of Buddhist Lent.
22 Dec 2014 : Bravo to Dave Proulx for his comments in his letter, “Budget tourists pay the bills” (Postbag, Dec 21).
22 Dec 2014 : The choice for the inaugural "Returning Happiness to the Thai People Award" is clear. And the winner is not Prayut Chan-o-cha.