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    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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    What is 'Thai-ness'?

    News, Postbag, Published on 19/07/2018

    » Why is the use of the word "citizenship" frowned upon in Thailand?

  • News & article

    A lack of oxygen?

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/07/2018

    » Yesterday's online news report quoted Naval Special Warfare Commander Apakorn Yukongkaew as saying that ex-Seal diver Saman Kunan collapsed on his way back after delivering oxygen tanks inside the cave.

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    Bad parks image

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/06/2018

    » Thai prisons are full of non-violent offenders including for petty crimes.

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    Death not a deterrent

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Re: "Prayut: 'death penalty necessary for peace'," (BP, June 19).

  • News & article

    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.

  • News & article

    Bangkok Trumpsters

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/08/2016

    » In the book Trump and Me by Mark Singer, Donald "Believe Me" Trump is variously described as a braggart, bully, swaggering buffoon, megalomaniac, narcissist and unpredictable demagogue with a need for total recognition.

  • News & article

    When values plummet

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/03/2018

    » The raison d'etre for the coup four years ago was to root out corruption. I think only the most gullible fell for that ploy to wrest power from a democratically elected government. I suppose that the wealthy and well-connected were getting nervous to see their position and privileges being whittled away and threatened by a government supported by "red buffaloes" from the North, and getting afraid of no longer being first in the queue to receive the fruits of corruption.

  • News & article

    Contempt for tradition

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/11/2017

    » For two nights in a row in Chiang Mai, Thais were setting off firecrackers until six in the morning during the Loy Krathong festival, constantly waking up the entire neighbourhood.

  • News & article

    Scholars in the soi

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/11/2017

    » Re: "New role seen for police cadets", (BP, Nov 6).

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