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  • OPINION

    The three gutsy peers

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 16/09/2018

    » The six-month Bangkok Shutdown campaign may have given off an aura of fun and games with a positive outcome for the green shirts and a negative one for the reds.

  • OPINION

    Putting hearts and minds in Thai-US ties

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 24/07/2018

    » The international rescue of 12 boys and their football coach in Chiang Rai earlier this month quickly permeated into the conference room of the Thai-US dialogue in Washington DC last week. The feel-good atmosphere jump-started the much-needed dialogue between the region's oldest allies.

  • OPINION

    A mad, mad week

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 20/05/2018

    » Week Three of the 2019-2020 election campaign was Crazy Week. There always is at least one.

  • OPINION

    Moral 'cyber warriors'

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/05/2018

    » Before being let loose to monitor their fellow citizens, applicants for the position of "cyber warrior" should be required to pass an exam to establish their solid understanding of the salient moral and practical considerations that apply (Editorial, May 17).

  • NEWS

    Young gun Parit follows in uncle's formidable footsteps

    News, Taam Yingcharoen, Published on 08/04/2018

    » One can't help but be reminded of Abhisit Vejjajiva when they meet Parit Wacharasindhu, a 25-year-old political novice and would-be member of the Democrat Party.

  • OPINION

    An Ithaca idyll with Surin Pitsuwan

    News, Philip J Cunningham, Published on 04/12/2017

    » During Surin Pitsuwan's visit to Ithaca, New York, this past September, a barbecue party was arranged by long-time family friends who live on the edge of town where the still lush and green rural surroundings could at a glance be mistaken for rural Thailand. Chickens cackled in a nearby coop and birdsong was everywhere in the air.

  • OPINION

    Perils of police reform

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/07/2017

    » I'm glad that PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is reforming the police at long last, but he shouldn't reinvent the wheel. In 2006, then-prime minister Gen Surayud Chulanont, former army chief and member of our beloved King Rama IX's Privy Council, appointed retired Pol Gen Vasit Dejkunjorn, former chief of police, to head a distinguished commission for this very purpose.

  • NEWS

    Thanong: 'I'd do the same again'

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 02/07/2017

    » Former finance minister Thanong Bidaya has insisted he made the right decision in opting to float the baht in July 1997.

  • OPINION

    Rules of the game

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/08/2016

    » If someone illegally takes control of a ship its called piracy and it's a very serious offence. When people interfere with the planned flight of an aircraft it's known as hijacking and carries a severe punishment. One would think an even greater offence would be the illegal ousting of an elected government by an armed group, commonly known as a coup d'etat which in some countries would carry the most extreme penalty.

  • OPINION

    Charter drafters of 1997 provide a lesson in R&D

    News, Boonrak Boonyaketmala, Published on 30/11/2015

    » Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak recently held discussions with leaders of the various research institutes, telling them he wanted to see them play a more proactive role in research and development that could lead to meaningful commercial applications.

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