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    Soldier fired in 'self-defence' in Lahu death

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 21/03/2017

    » The Royal Thai Police (RTP) has insisted the extrajudicial killing of a Lahu activist, who they say was linked to drug trafficking, was carried out in self-defence.

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    Marine police 'opened fire in self-defence'

    News, Bangkok Post, Published on 18/09/2015

    » The national police chief yesterday insisted marine police were acting in self-defence when they shot at a group of Vietnamese fishing boats allegedly attacking them in Thai waters.

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    Cambodia protests killings by Thai soldiers

    Published on 12/02/2015

    » PHNOM PENH — Cambodian opposition party lawmakers have written a letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to protest against alleged extrajudicial killings of Cambodians in Thailand, according to a copy of the letter released Thursday.


    Coining a catchy slogan

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/04/2018

    » Almost a year ago the disappearance of the memorial plaque of the 1932 Revolution was described in these pages as being both "hilarious and deeply sinister".


    The cook did it

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 12/10/2015

    » Men perform more major crimes than women, but women are catching up. Calling females the weaker sex is an outmoded term. In novels and films, the butler didn't do it, but the cook did. Motives are much the same: lust, greed revenge, ambition or self-defence.


    The Shakespeare brothers

    Life, Published on 06/04/2018

    » Unlike many historical fiction writers, Brit Bernard Cornwell doesn't specialise in a particular period. Rather, his interests encompass virtually the lot. And when he chooses a popular age, it's because he finds something in his research that his colleagues have missed.


    Half a spy thriller

    Life, Published on 20/10/2014

    » Wars, the death of soldiers and civilians, are fought for a variety of reasons: some making more sense than others. Self defence is the most legitimate. All combatants, attempting to take the moral high ground, make that claim. Even that they are fighting God's battles.


    Will Premchai show?

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/03/2018

    » In the March 13 online news story, "Tycoon must report to cops", the statement by police officers gave an impression that accused leopard poacher Premchai Karnasuta must appear for questioning Wednesday -- or else.

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    Ex-Post writer honoured

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 26/01/2018

    » <i>Bangkok Post</i> writer Paritta Wangkiat on Thursday won first prize in the print category of Amnesty International Thailand's 2017 Media Awards.


    In a void of thoughts

    Life, Pimchanok Phungbun Na Ayudhya, Published on 08/02/2016

    » In a time of self-censorship, when the free mind is blocked, people are restricting their own expression, out of fear. With scepticism, I question how loudly one is allowed to think in such an Orwellian society. When a major political protest took place in March 2009, a Facebook friend asked me openly on my wall if I was a "red shirt" or a "yellow shirt" supporter. I did not answer. Yes, self-censorship. This might have been the very beginning where I -- as an individual -- started to keep my mouth shut. Instead of expressing my opinions, I choose to bottle up my thoughts and keep mum when it comes to politics.

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