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  • News & article

    Is jailing efficient?

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/10/2018

    » Re: "Death penalty taints the record", (Editorial, Oct 14). The debate on whether the death penalty for certain crimes continues unabated with both sides putting forward their reasons for keeping it or not. The editorial, obviously on the side of abolishing it, states "...life imprisonment, without a commuting term, is a more acceptable and efficient punishment choice for people committing heinous crimes". What it failed to state is to whom is it more acceptable and how is it more efficient.

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    Competing to be the noisiest

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/10/2018

    » Re: "Keeping the noise down", (Opinion, Oct 12).

  • News & article

    Bells of tolerance

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/10/2018

    » Re: "'Big Joke' targets foreign lady who griped about bell ringing", (BP, Oct 6).

  • News & article

    Noisy riders are relevant

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/10/2018

    » Re: "Summary execution", (PostBag, Oct 6). Unfortunately, my letter was cruelly edited to the point that it made little sense. In my original, I included photographs in support, and said that although a (very weak) argument could be made for motorcycles riding on the footpath against the flow of traffic, none can be made for those that ride on the footpath with the flow of traffic.

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    ฿1,000 fine not enough

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/09/2018

    » What? Only a 1000-baht fine for people using the hard shoulder on elevated roads and expressways preventing emergency vehicles like ambulances from reaching their destinations and risking horrific accidents like the one that happened this week?

  • News & article

    Airline in distress

    News, Published on 22/09/2018

    » Re: "Govt prods THAI about plane buys", (BP, Sept 21).

  • News & article

    Waste of public money

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/03/2018

    » With the approval of a 150-billion-baht budget, the junta government plans for massive handouts to villages nationwide before the next election.

  • News & article

    Deals with the devil

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/07/2018

    » If the junta's soiree to the Northeast is not blatant touting for popularity and eventual votes, I don't know what is.

  • News & article

    Over-charged utilities

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/12/2017

    » Prices for solar-generated electricity provided by commercial firms are falling dramatically. A Mexican solar power company just won a bid to produce electricity for a wholesale cost of US$17.70 (580 baht) per megawatt hour. The next two lowest bids were by Saudi Arabian and Italian firms.

  • News & article

    Wealth is health

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/09/2017

    » On Aug 29, the Bangkok Post ran a story that a dengue vaccine has now been approved for use in Thailand and is generally available. If I remember correctly, you quoted a cost of 2,000 baht for the three injections required over an 18-month period.

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