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  • OPINION

    Mum on matters of (vital) interest

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 28/02/2012

    » During his opening remarks at the 2012 Post Forum, Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said the question he has been asked most often these past several months has been: Will there be floods this year? From most of the ordinary people out there, however, the question I have heard most often has been: Where is the floodway?

  • OPINION

    From good to bad in search of better

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 07/02/2012

    » If the current debate on whether or not the lese majeste law should be amended escalates into confrontation and violence, it would not be because people involved subscribe to extremely different viewpoints, but because people in power respond to progressive needs with authoritarian answers.

  • OPINION

    Maintaining a 'historical compromise'

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 14/02/2012

    » Following the controversial proposal by the Nitirat group for reform of Thailand's monarchy, a few academics have come out and demanded that the King come under the constitution.

  • OPINION

    Happiness as a choice in life

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 21/02/2012

    » The dark side of Facebook is not only its celebration of triviality _ it causes us to have to wait for friends to post photos of our food before we can eat it, for example _ but the social networking tool sometimes also brings to us unexpected news, that a friend from a long time ago has passed away ... long while ago without our knowing it.

  • OPINION

    The law and the prophesy

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 04/01/2012

    » If every single person who spread false rumours and prophesies in this country was to be prosecuted _ by being either jailed or fined _ then Thailand could become either a prison-land or filthy rich.

  • OPINION

    Upgraded roads, people downtrodden

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 10/01/2012

    » Do you know how many zeroes there are in 2 trillion? I don't. Intellectually, I can't immediately grasp how large such an amount of money is, being an ordinary citizen who subsists on some 50-baht meals most days.

  • OPINION

    Uproar over slap... then nothing

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 17/01/2012

    » That Sirichai Maichum, the security officer at Suvarnabhumi Airport who got his ears smacked by a high-ranking customs official till an ear drum ruptured, is distraught and worried about his career and his own safety after the assault, should have been a big slap in the face of Thai society. It should have hurt badly. And something should have broken. Something should have changed.

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