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  • OPINION

    City trains far too pricey

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/10/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha marked the success of the new Blue Line extension linking Thonburi's Lak Song to Hua Lamphong station with a promise: more trains will be built to help Bangkok combat the twin problems of traffic congestion and air pollution.

  • OPINION

    Tackling Asean's corporate cronyism

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 03/10/2019

    » Many Southeast Asian countries, particularly Thailand and Malaysia, have been breeding grounds for unchecked and unregulated relations between government and big conglomerates, which have kept a handful of crazy rich Asians increasingly wealthy and widened the income gap between them and the rest of the population.

  • OPINION

    Poll law and disorder

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/10/2019

    » Imagine Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet members losing their jobs to a new coalition government led by Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

  • OPINION

    Open burning is a needless way to lose money

    News, Published on 02/10/2019

    » As PM2.5 air pollution has recently exceeded the unsafe level in Bangkok and adjacent provinces, and attention is needed on factors that caused the ultra-fine dust particles including open field burning.

  • OPINION

    Asean opens a big gate for Vietnam

    News, Published on 02/10/2019

    » Vietnam is fully plugged into Asean as Southeast Asia's regional family, Tran Viet Thai of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam says in the conversation below.

  • OPINION

    Searching for the truth about our 'Google PM'

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 01/10/2019

    » Because I have aspirations to be one of the "executives", I spent some time googling what's going on in Thailand.

  • OPINION

    Understanding Bangkok's traffic woes

    News, Danny Marks, Published on 01/10/2019

    » Anyone who lives in Bangkok won't be surprised to know that the navigation company, TomTom, recently ranked the city among the world's worst for traffic congestion. The transport sector also contributes greatly to Bangkok's overall carbon emissions: a quarter of its emissions -- higher than the global average -- come from this sector and is driven by private automobile use.

  • OPINION

    Truck trays not for riding

    News, Editorial, Published on 01/10/2019

    » The ghastly road accident early on Sunday morning, in which 13 students were killed when the pickup truck they were riding in overturned in Samut Prakan, shows how safety measures and road regulations have failed to keep the country's roads safe.

  • OPINION

    Trump visit could bolster US Indo-Pacific strategy

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 01/10/2019

    » With only four weeks to go before the 35th Asean-related summits kick off at Muangthong Thani, the White House has said nothing to indicate whether President Donald Trump will be coming to Bangkok. Asked about it these past couple of days, Washington movers and shakers have said in unison: Anything can happen. Mr Trump is now facing the threat of impeachment from a Democratic Party-led inquiry. It is pretty common these days to factor in a high level of unpredictability for all transactions with the US, especially when they involve the US presidency.

  • OPINION

    Declaring war on plastic waste

    News, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 30/09/2019

    » In 1950, the world had a population of 2.5 billion. They produced roughly 1.5 million tonnes of plastic each year, according to Surfers Against Sewage, one of the United Kingdom’s most active environmental charities.

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