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    'Justice' Thai-style

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 04/12/2016

    » Re: "Police ponder legal action in abbot ordeal", (BP, Dec 2). The inability of the DSI to arrest Phra Dhammajayo has descended into farce. In all probability he is no longer ensconced in Wat Phra Dhammakaya, despite what authorities say. With so many of his followers surrounding the temple it would be easy for him to slip away disguised as one of them. Maybe he is not even in Thailand.

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    Ban toxic glyphosate

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/05/2018

    » According to a May 24 report, the Hazardous Substance Committee, in reference to a ban on three toxic pesticides, said "there were insufficient studies confirming they were health hazards", and thus have allowed their continued use. One of the three is glyphosate, known as "Roundup".

  • News & article

    Here's the Pattaya 'rub'

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/03/2017

    » Re: "Sandcastles, seafood, but sorry, no sex", (Opinion, March 5).

  • News & article

    Lost in translation

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/03/2017

    » I enjoyed Somsak Pola's comments in his March 2 letter, "Writing without rules" about the Thai vs English languages. However I take exception to: "The problem with Grade 6 students, however, is not regarding writing. It is about misspelling, using slang and colloquialisms which should be easy to fix. Mai pen rai."

  • News & article

    Some hard questions

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/01/2017

    » Re: "Horror highway crash, blast kills 25", (BP, Jan 3).

  • News & article

    Sense on lese majeste

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/12/2016

    » Re: "Chuvit set for release under royal pardon", (BP, Dec 13).

  • News & article

    How to be a hypocrite

    News, Postbag, Published on 28/05/2016

    » Re: "A sorry situation", (PostBag, May 26).

  • News & article

    Recover the money

    News, Postbag, Published on 04/06/2016

    » Can someone explain why Klongchan Credit Union members, who lost 12 billion baht, are not officially represented by the justice system? The Justice Minister (BP, May 31) is correct in saying that they appear to have been forgotten.

  • News & article

    Scandal won’t go away

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 27/01/2018

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha needs to understand that this luxury watch scandal is a serious issue. This so-called “private matter” of his deputy will weigh heavily on his credibility as long as he stays on as Thailand’s prime minister -- and will never stops unless and until this apparently inappropriate behavioural problem is corrected.

  • News & article

    Leave academics alone

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/08/2017

    » The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is extremely alarmed to learn that Dr Chayan Vaddhanaphuti, a very senior and respected Thai academic, and four other Thai researchers recently received summonses accusing them of violating the military regime's ban on political gatherings of five or more persons.

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