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01 Dec 2013 : As Suthep's revolutionaries eyeballed Thaksin's refuseniks across the wreckage of Thailand's international reputation last week, the true casualty in the political power struggle has been democracy and its future role in the Kingdom.
01 Dec 2013 : Naw Mu Htoo is constantly leaking urine. A gentle 16-year-old, she's already had a stillbirth and moves by wheelchair _ if she moves at all. She can't stand, or her catheter pulls out.
01 Dec 2013 : As Thailand and the nine other Asean countries prepare for closer integration under the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, investment laws and regulations have been changing, and the pace of infrastructure development has picked up. The implications for property investors could be significant.
01 Dec 2013 : Moving to a new country can be difficult; moving to a new country without a family pet can be downright traumatic. Though there is no shortage of soi dogs and cats in need of a good home, if you already have a furry friend with whom you would like to share your Thai adventure you are free to have them join you. You will, however, have to complete some paperwork and follow certain procedures related to their health.
24 Nov 2013 : With a gloved and practised hand, she takes the one-use needle from its packaging, dips the tip into a jar of alcohol for sterilisation and applies it to the syringe. A clear liquid, a silicone filler almost as transparent as water, is drawn into the syringe ready to be injected into the patient's forehead.
24 Nov 2013 : As his accomplice keeps watch, the scam artist moves towards an ATM early in the morning on a busy road off Sukhumvit. He quickly takes a metallic numeric keypad from his rucksack and fits it over the machine's keypad. The keypad has double-sided sticky tape on the back and fixes firmly on top.
24 Nov 2013 : Sitting down in a small room in Sydney's central business district, Cynthia Maung looked tired. She had just touched down in Australia earlier this month to receive the country's only honour for peace, the Sydney Peace Prize, for her work with Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot. The clinic offers refugees a level of reliable health care that cannot be found in Myanmar. Last year alone the clinic treated 150,000 people.
24 Nov 2013 : At a shopping mall in Pathumwan, the luxury make-up, beauty lotions and creams are on sale for a fraction of the price they would fetch in the ritzy up-market shops of Sukhumvit Road.
24 Nov 2013 : Ninety-three kilometres along the newly built Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw highway, Myint Wai stepped into the jungle where he recently discovered the carcasses of several dead elephants. Making his way deeper into the woods of the Bago mountain range, he spoke to Spectrum about the hunters who killed the animals to trade their skins and valuable tusks.
24 Nov 2013 : Pursat province's Krakor district, located on the southern shore of Tonle Sap lake, is known more for its prahok (fermented fish paste) factories than its wineries. But instead of fermenting fish, one Cambodian entrepreneur is using the local forest's wild grapes to make wine.
24 Nov 2013 : Global stock markets seem to be energised by steroids, otherwise known as quantitative easing (QE). At the first sign of a reduction in the dosage, equities plummet; so why is QE apparently causing an effect in contrast to the original intention? Are you adequately prepared if the bubble bursts?
24 Nov 2013 : Wildlife trafficking is a global multibillion-dollar industry that is primarily orchestrated by well-funded and powerful international criminal syndicates. Although much media attention has been paid to the plight of exotic and endangered animals as they are transported to and from Thailand, which has become a global hub for animal trafficking, little has been done to change the status quo.