President of the Phuket Reporters' Club dies in Narathiwat


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Sad news today. Thai Rath reporter Thongtuan Sukmuang, who was also president of the Phuket Reporters’ Club, died today when the minivan he was travelling in blew a tire and overturned in Narathiwat. Four other Thai Rath reporters were also killed in the accident. Khun Thongtuan was a familiar face all over Phuket and he […]

Oh what a day for tennis


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Not only did Andy Murray make a remarkable comeback from two sets down to claim victory over Frenchman Richard Gasquet, but Thailand's own Wimbledon hope, Tamarine Tanasugarn, upset world No. 2 Jelena Jankovic to make it through to the quarter-finals. Making the achievement even more remarkable is that she did it in straight sets. Jankovic […]

Girl at heart


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After the discussion that went on here with regards to katoey toilets at a Thai school and the subsequent talk over at Roger's blog, I asked someone whose opinion is perhaps a little more in touch with the issue than any of ours. This post was written by Nong Duu from Phet Ti Saam. — […]

Readers' requests


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Readers sometimes come to me for help. I’m not always able to aid them, either because I’m too busy or I don’t know the answers to their questions. So, in a roundup of a couple of readers’ requests, I thought I’d try and help out. One chap, named Quinn, is looking for resources about “Thailand’s […]

Nobody is perfect — not even the IHT


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Everybody makes mistakes. Here are a couple from the International Herald Tribune. While such an occurrence to this degree is rare, it is somewhat heartening to remember that newspapers are not the products of machines. We tease Nation every day for making disastrous mistakes, but, from time to time, even the big boys slip up. […]