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Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong

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Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong is a feature writer for the Life section of the Bangkok Post.

Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong
4 Jun 2018

Serving a higher purpose

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) made headlines last month owing to more than one reason. Even before (appointed) Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang articulated his irking comments -- by which he made it known to the world that he would like to see the art centre turned into a co-working space packed with chairs -- critics and defenders of the BACC's management were already arguing on social media.

4 Jun 2018
12 Mar 2018

Give trees a chance

As of late, the construction company Italian-Thai has made headlines due to the illegal wildlife hunting activities of its president Premchai Karnasuta and the now -- sadly -- iconic panther he slayed. While Premchai is a threat to Thailand's fauna, it appears the company itself is no friend to flora, either.

12 Mar 2018 1
11 Dec 2017

Listen to the women

As the year draws to a close, I'd like to think it's time for a little assessment. This year has been hailed by many in the United States and in Europe as the year in which women "broke their silence". This belief was recently illustrated by Time's "Person Of The Year" cover, which features six women who spoke out against sexual harassment.

11 Dec 2017
11 Sep 2017

A new Bangkok is not a better Bangkok

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Dickens's famous opening lines to <i>A Tale Of Two Cities</i> fits present-day Bangkok perfectly.

11 Sep 2017
2 Apr 2016

Anand Panyarachun’s political rules of engagement

Former prime minister Anand Panyarachun gave a speech on Thai democracy at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand on March 23.

2 Apr 2016 8
Anand Panyarachun’s political rules of engagement
19 Sep 2015

Xenophobia will lead us all nowhere

On Tuesday’s TV news, I watched Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha take a few swipes at politicians and members of the media...

19 Sep 2015 10