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  • CDC split on gender quotas

    28 Feb 2015 : The failure of charter drafters to decide on gender quotas for elected bodies may have prompted social activist Thicha Na Nakorn to resign from the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC), says a member.

  • Dhammachayo decision faces review

    28 Feb 2015 : An official with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) plans to look into the reasons why several legal cases against Wat Phra Dhammakaya abbot Phra Dhammachayo were withdrawn in 2006.

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    Ministry to halve rates of land tax

    26 Feb 2015 : The Finance Ministry is set to halve the maximum rates of the land and buildings tax from the previous proposal and offer a higher layer of tax exemption to soothe anxious homeowners and landlords.


    New star in the piano universe

    26 Feb 2015 : Caroline Fischer is a prodigious piano player. She has performed in more than 15 countries and in front of many notable dignitaries, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


    Stories from the Princess

    26 Feb 2015 : Once in a while children benefit from theatre productions actually created for them, that grown-ups can also enjoy, rather than the other way around.

  • LGBT

    Calling last orders on transgender discrimination

    26 Feb 2015 : Just two months in, and 2015 is already promising to be a momentous year for the LGBT community. From a transgender person allegedly being banned from a pub to a gay singer’s big Grammy Awards win, here are some of the LGBT moments that have been met with either sighs or applause.


    For safe roads, get tough on errant drivers

    26 Feb 2015 : The tragic death of a Chilean cyclist while he was travelling on the Friendship Highway on Saturday stunned the whole country.

  • aviation

    AirAsia X chief outlines turnaround plan

    26 Feb 2015 : KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's AirAsia X will cut flights on unprofitable routes, reorganise staff and defer some aircraft deliveries to turn around the loss-making long-haul budget carrier.

  • BAAC will write off debts

    26 Feb 2015 : The government has agreed in principle to a guideline to help alleviate farmers' debt burden to the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC).


    SSC ruling no surprise

    26 Feb 2015 : The recent ruling of the Sangha Supreme Council (SSC) on Phra Dhammachayo, abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, didn’t surprise me. I’d like to quote Khun Sulak Sivaraksa who said the council’s ruling may have been influenced by the: “Money and power of Wat Phra Dhammakaya monks that can buy almost all of the Sangha members”.


    Restore faith, reform system

    26 Feb 2015 : As tension builds between the National Reform Council's (NRC) religious affairs committee and Wat Or Noi's abbot Phra Buddha Isra, and the protectors of the Sangha Supreme Council (SSC) and the Dhammakaya sect, the potential for confrontation lingers.


    Wansley killers escape death penalty

    26 Feb 2015 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted death sentences for two of the four people convicted of conspiring to murder Australian auditor Michael Wansley in Nakhon Sawan 16 years ago.

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