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Review: ‘Living with the Tiger’

April 4th, 2011 · No Comments

A bitter-sweet documentary about HIV-infected orphans in Lopburi chips away at the social stigma associated with the virus in Thailand By Greg Lowe One of the things that struck me most about “Living with the Tiger” was the realization I have never laughed so much while watching a documentary about children living with HIV/AIDS. That’s […]

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Tags: · features · health · HIV/Aids · social exclusion · social issues · Thailand

Thailand’s Red Shirts accept Abhisit’s reconciliation road map

May 11th, 2010 · No Comments

by Greg Lowe BANGKOK — Red Shirt anti-government protesters have conditionally accepted Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s roadmap for national reconciliation in a move that is expected to end the rallies that have paralyzed parts of the capital for months. Opinions are mixed over whether the plan can bring lasting peace to a country whose unity […]

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BLOG: Thailand’s political tragedy

April 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Last night the atmosphere on Silom Road was a far cry from the clashes between security forces and red shirt supporters on Viphawadi-Rangsit Road earlier that afternoon, which left one soldier dead and 18 people injured. There were a few lines of police and soldiers dressed in riot gear, standing next to razor-wire cordons and […]

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Thailand Remains Tense Despite State of Emergency

April 9th, 2010 · No Comments

The state of emergency declared in Bangkok late on Wednesday night has done little if anything to calm Thailand’s escalating political tensions. The Emergency Decree issued by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva gives security forces extended powers to clear thousands of anti-government demonstrators from the heart of Bangkok’s luxury retail district. The protesters had been camped […]

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Businesses want normalcy restored fast in Bangkok

April 9th, 2010 · No Comments

By GREG LOWE IN BANGKOK THE Thai government’s declaration of a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding provinces will not significantly affect investor confidence in the country, says Thailand Trade Representative president Kiat Sittheeamorn. The business community supports the government’s efforts to clear so-called Red-Shirt anti- government protesters from their rally point at Ratchaprasong […]

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Choking on the medicine – Capital will likely flee from western markets bloated with stimulus funds but mired in a weak recovery to Asia’s relatively higher interest rates and surging growth.

February 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Low interest rates and excess liquidity in Western economies could result in Asia’s markets falling prey to asset bubbles and speculation throughout the coming year, leading international and regional financial experts say. Relatively high interest rates and plentiful opportunities will increasingly spur western investors to look to Asia. The International Monetary Fund forecast the region […]

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Tags: Bangkok Post · economy · features · markets · Thailand

Enduring appeal – Hua Hin’s property market

January 9th, 2010 · No Comments

While Phuket and Pattaya´s property markets have boomed over the past few years, with high-rise condominiums and luxury villas projects dotting the respective landscapes, something more moderate has been taking place along the Gulf of Thailand´s western coast. Hua Hin, which was established as the country´s first beach resort by King Rama VII in the […]

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Tags: Asia Property Report · features · property

Hard Graft – Corruption in Thailand

August 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Professor Pakdee Pothisiri has his work cut out. As one of Thailand’s nine anti-corruption commissioners he is in the front line of the battle against graft in the country’s political and public sectors. But he remains upbeat in the face of the Herculean task that lies in front of him and the National Anti-Corruption Commission […]

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Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard – Quietly Confident in 2009

February 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard (ESB) zone’s fundamentals are strong enough to weather the global recession and to maintain its position as a regional hub for manufacturing, petrochemical and export-based industries, according to industry experts. They say its solid infrastructure, logistical facilities and utilities, underpinned by highly competitive Board of Investment (BOI) privileges and a relatively cheap, […]

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Thai street food feature: Spice Roads

January 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Street-side is where it’s at for lovers of authentic Thai dishes, but eating like a local calls for knowledge only a Bangkok insider can supply. GREG LOWE serves up a street food primer Along with smiles, temples and beaches, Thailand’s food has to be considered a marquee attraction. And while this ?ery form of culinary […]

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