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26 May 2013 : After 11 days of hits and misses, of expectations fulfilled and dashed, the 66th Cannes Film Festival will announce the Palme d'Or winner on Sunday.
26 May 2013 : Along with the understandable focus of the government and the public on flood control and drought relief measures, it's important not to neglect another water-related issue that urgently needs addressing: the treatment of wastewater.
23 May 2013 : One evening last month, I went to a cinema on Sukhumvit Road to watch a Thai ghost movie. While waiting for the movie, I decided to have a quick dinner. Stepping into a fast-food restaurant and queuing up in front of a woman cashier, I was taken by surprise to see a young couple awkwardly using sign language with her. At first, I thought the couple was mute, but I was wrong.
22 May 2013 : The order to review all warrants to arrest suspected insurgents is welcome news.
22 May 2013 : Google unintentionally sparked a diplomatic row earlier this month following its decision to change the name on its "Palestinian territories" homepage to "Palestine".
22 May 2013 : Re: ''26,000 reds recall bloodshed'' (BP, May 20).
22 May 2013 : School size matters, but it should not be the only thing that counts.
22 May 2013 : Would you save someone's life for 10 baht a day?
22 May 2013 : What do you do to the man who helped you win a landslide election through pioneering the 30-baht universal healthcare scheme?
22 May 2013 : A nasty week of traffic congestion signals that school has already reopened. Children are busy with books and engaged with their school activities while parents help them choose their classes.
22 May 2013 : If reactions are any indication, the most exciting news of the week was Samsung sending a 1 gigabit signal across 2km. This was apparently based on what 5G technology may look like. If the pundits are anything to go by, Asia has essentially bypassed 4G and is eagerly awaiting 5G to hit the streets. It will have to wait a while as the Samsung exercise was just a demo of proof of concept. As of today, there are no ratified standards for 5G and Samsung appears to be trying to get out a head of the pack.
21 May 2013 : Most people still know little or nothing about the rice pledging scheme, with the actual details fiercely guarded by a handful of officials at the Commerce Ministry, including Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapriom.