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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.

  • News & article

    Bad parks image

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/06/2018

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

  • News & article

    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.

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    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.

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    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

    Leave Yingluck be

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 13/01/2018

    » Re: "Officials 'must capture Yingluck'," (BP, Jan 12). We should all extend our sympathy to the government for having to resist pressure from various sources to pursue extradition proceedings against Yingluck Shinawatra.

  • 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

    Vulgarity on display

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/12/2017

    » While watching some poor old half-naked, badly deformed saleng struggle to push his empty ramshackle cart along the road this morning, I thought of the vulgar ostentatious display of wealth by our clearly insecure deputy prime minister this week.

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