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  • OPINION

    Wake up Thammasat

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 16/09/2018

    » Re: "'Gorgeous' cheerleader billboards spark war of words", (BP, Sept 14). The billboards with "gorgeous" head and bare-shoulder shots of 15 former Thammasat University cheerleaders that are meant to inspire students to join this year's cheerleading team are controversial and inappropriate.

  • OPINION

    ICC's leap in the dark

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 10/09/2018

    » The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has issued a clear and compelling case against Myanmar -- both its armed forces and its leaders. A UN-ordered investigation of the Rohingya tragedy is described unequivocally and credibly as genocidal. The UNHRC says government and army then tried to cover up crimes by multiple fabrications. It specifically names Sen Gen Min Aung Hlaing, the commander of the armed forces (tatmadaw) and the national leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • OPINION

    Too many generals

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 03/09/2018

    » Why are there so many Thai generals and admirals? That's a question no one in the Thai military will answer.

  • OPINION

    Agents of social chaos

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 10/07/2018

    » Re: “The scourge of fake news”, (Life, July 9). Fake and false news goes back to ancient history. Later examples include the German corpse factory myth of World War I, Orson Welles’ 1939 radio bluff about a “war of the worlds” and Saddam Hussein’s supposed weapons of mass destruction.

  • OPINION

    Unacceptable media move

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 10/07/2018

    » The constitution shepherded into place last year by the military regime seems at first glance to be clear about freedom of the press. Media "shall enjoy the liberty to report news or express opinion", it states in Section 35. That is even extended to every person, not just the media. It sounds good until you get well into Section 34, which contains that hugely limiting word "except".

  • OPINION

    Out of cave murk comes shining hope

    Oped, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 10/07/2018

    » The bowels of Tham Luang cave are described as being pitch-black with near-zero visibility. As an international team of experts race against time to rescue the remaining four footballers and their coach trapped inside the labyrinthine cavern for more than two weeks, the dark place seems to shine with the light of hope and faith in humanity.

  • OPINION

    Pyongyang’s threats remain in South Korea

    Oped, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 10/07/2018

    » In summertime, Gangnam district of the South Korean capital is the place to go to observe the country’s dynamism and vibrancy. It is colourful and full of youthful energy. However, when you start casual conversations with youngsters here, immediately a different mood prevails.

  • OPINION

    A circular economy is key to tackling e-waste crisis

    Oped, Prom Vikitsreth, Published on 10/07/2018

    » One of the topics that has dominated the news cycle this month is the discovery of the gargantuan amount of illegally imported electronic waste (e-waste) stored at recycling plants across the country. To make that matter more dramatic, and somewhat more attention-grabbing, many of those plants were found to be owned by Chinese businessmen through the service of Thai “nominees”. With China deciding to ban all waste imports, questions were raised about whether Thailand would be one of the inevitable destinations for this waste.

  • OPINION

    Buddhism Lost

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 21/06/2018

    » I was appalled with the execution of a convict (BP, June 18). I don’t defend in any way what he did and if he murdered my child I would want to kill him. But that is the human instinct. When the state coldly determines someone’s death it is entirely different.

  • OPINION

    Migrants: The borders are closing

    Oped, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 21/06/2018

    » There are actually fewer migrants crossing the Mediterranean and landing in European Union countries this year than in any other recent year: only 37,000 so far, although the flow will increase with good summer weather. But they are nevertheless the "last straw" as far as some EU countries are concerned. Patience is running out.

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