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  • OPINION

    Billionaire activist holds out hope of new era

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 05/03/2018

    » Canada has 46-year-old Justin Trudeau as prime minister. France has Emmanuel Macron, 40. New Zealand has Jacinda Ardern, 37. What kind of a national leader will Thailand have after the election next year?

  • OPINION

    Hypocrisy on abortion

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/11/2017

    » The arrest of a nurse for providing abortions in Nakhon Ratchasima should serve as a wake-up call on this important social issue. Suwanna Kaewsawang, 56, a certified health care professional, was charged with operating an abortion service in her converted apartment. While her legal case continues, it is clear that officials of the Ministry of Public Health -- who directed the police raid -- are far behind the curve on a subject no one really wants to talk about, but must.

  • OPINION

    Old-style parties still pander to army

    News, Soonruth Bunyamanee, Published on 20/09/2017

    » The Chartthaipattana Party's syrupy invitation to Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to stay on in power for years to come is disappointing but hardly a surprise.

  • OPINION

    Recognition fight continues for indigenous peoples

    News, Published on 17/08/2017

    » Having signed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, Thailand recognises the concept of indigeneity, i.e., native peoples. Yet, presently in Thailand, the state does not acknowledge being home to indigenous peoples. This oversight must be addressed.

  • OPINION

    Colouring politics with musical tradition

    News, Published on 27/06/2017

    » In the world of Thai traditional music, there is a highly esteemed competition, known as prachan, in which groups of musicians battle each other to produce the best pieces. The practice resembles a political fight in many ways.

  • OPINION

    Going potty over luck at Govt House

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 10/05/2017

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha likes to remind us he is not a politician -- a statement that in a way reflects his perceived superiority. Basically, he wants it known he is in a different league.

  • OPINION

    About politics

    News, Published on 18/03/2017

    » Politicians of all hues have put aside their differences to remember Yuwadee Tunyasiri v Pathum Thani monks reticent about finding fault with Phra Dhammajayo v City police chief Sanit gets a temporary reprieve from the Ombudsman

  • OPINION

    Forget coal and embrace Energy 3.0

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 20/02/2017

    » The protesters are clad in green T-shirts. They raise banners which read "No Coal", "Save the Environment". The place is Government House. The scene feels like deja vu. I have to pinch myself as it seems like I am back in the late 90s, a time when environmental protests were frequent across the country.

  • OPINION

    Burkini ban is ridiculous

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/09/2016

    » The French government's decision to create an uproar over women who cover up on the country's beaches was always going to be trouble. In a way, the ban on the so-called "burkini" bathing wear is reminiscent of the equally misguided attempt by our own government to ban Islamic head wear in schools. Such state interference is not just unnecessary but divisive. The Paris government would be wise to consider the lessons learned in Thailand, accept they were wrong and abandon this poorly conceived law.

  • OPINION

    Looking in the mirror

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/07/2016

    » Re: "Merkel's immigration policy helps deter terrorism", (Opinion, July 26).

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