It has been nearly a week and many of us have probably heard that Feng Tianwei is no longer with Team Singapore's table tennis. This was after the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) announced on Oct. 25 that they would drop the world's No. 6 women's player from the national set-up, because she "does not fit into the STTA’s current plans for rejuvenation". It must … [Read more...] about 3 ways Table Tennis Association can afford to show a bit more class dealing with world-class Feng Tianwei
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PHUKET: Thailand’s leading think tank has proposed a “survival strategy” for the nation: an exit from the current economic and political distress by transforming the country into a “welfare state” that would help bridge wealth and income disparity. The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), led by its chairman, Dr Nipon Poapongsakorn, says the group’s research has … [Read more...] about OPINION: Is Phuket ready for welfarism?
The Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) has now said that they will support Feng Tianwei's participation in international competitions and as a Team Singapore athlete. Wholeheartedly? It depends, as it is "subject to specific terms and conditions being met by both parties". Feng, the current World Number 5 and three-time Olympian, had earlier been dropped from the … [Read more...] about Table Tennis Association dropped Feng Tianwei, now says they will support her
Beijing is expanding its range of tactics to lure Taiwan into its orbit. New policies On Feb. 28, its Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) announced 31 new policies designed to encourage greater integration between Taiwan and the mainland. Despite mixed reactions at first, Taiwanese would find it hard to resist the sophisticated range of sweeteners, especially with a … [Read more...] about Beijing luring Taiwan into her orbit with sweet deals
PHUKET CITY: An old Phuket hand made a welcome return to the island on Saturday when former governor Preecha Ruangjan opened a new OTOP fair at Central Festival Phuket. The ‘All Thailand OTOP/OPOP Festival’ features products from 14 different provinces around the country. Dr Preecha was representing Phitsanulok province, which he now governs. Dr Preecha was governor of … [Read more...] about Dr Preecha returns to Phuket