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    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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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Police need policing

    News, Postbag, Published on 06/12/2017

    » Bestowed with enormous power, the prime minister appears curiously reluctant to apply it where it is most needed.

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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.

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    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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    Sowing costly seeds

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/10/2017

    » International media have reported that foreign scientists have mapped the genome of the durian.

  • 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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