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26 May 2013 : The tourism boom in Phuket over the past decade has seen a dramatic increase in Russian and Chinese visitors and also growing resentment from local tour guides who say illegal foreign workers are stealing their jobs.
26 May 2013 : Despite being born a boy, 28-year-old Deer has never accepted her masculinity. She is, she said, and has always been, female.
26 May 2013 : As she sits chewing betel nuts outside her bamboo home in the Mae La Oon refugee camp, Naw Molo Moe says life has become more difficult since non-governmental organisations began scaling back their financial aid.
26 May 2013 : In the early morning heat and dust, daily practice at the Rambo Circus is in full swing. A trapeze creaks as two performers perfect their throws. A Colombian daredevil shouts to his colleagues scrambling atop a giant set of spinning wheels called the Ring of Death.
26 May 2013 : If you have ever worked in the UK, no matter what your nationality, you probably were enrolled in a private pension scheme to which your employer and maybe you made contributions. The UK government continues to tweak legislative changes affecting the expat's ability to move this pension offshore. On the surface, these changes appear to limit transfer options, but in reality they have strengthened the legal framework, offering expats continuing advantages.
26 May 2013 : As part of our series on laws relating to condominiums, last week we explained Nor Sor 4s (chanotes) and Sor Kor 1s. This week we will unscramble the letters in the most frequently encountered of the remaining title deeds, with a warning about squatter's rights thrown in.
19 May 2013 : The recent hacking of the prime minister's website set off alarm bells among the government's security watchdogs, but there are hundreds of well-trained hackers lurking in cyberspace ready to strike ill-prepared local networks.
19 May 2013 : Three years to the day that the events of April and May, 2010 culminated in the red shirt crackdown and the surrender of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship's leaders, Thai society remains deeply divided. Some 92 people were killed in the crackdown, from protesters to innocent bystanders, journalists to security personnel.
19 May 2013 : Thousands of red shirts will today converge on Bangkok's Ratchaprasong shopping district to mark the third anniversary of the group's bloody battle to topple Abhisit Vejjajiva's Democrat government.
19 May 2013 : Ask Sreap Samoen where are the communal grazing lands? Where can local villagers fish and grow crops? The 50-year-old woman with a weather-beaten face points into the distance and says: "It's all gone. The company has it now."
19 May 2013 : The condominium market along Bangkok's Sukhumvit Road remains healthy, with a good balance of supply and demand. Within the lengthy strip are two distinct sub-markets and smaller divisions within these, each of which has its own unique characteristics.
19 May 2013 : The array of letters and numbers that comprise the numerous forms of title deeds in Thailand can be bewildering, and the differences between them can be subtle and confusing.