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    Milestones

    News, Published on 04/02/2018

    » Ordered: By the Supreme Administrative Court, payment of millions of baht to 254 victims, families and survivors of the brutal 2008 clash at parliament between police and angry yellow shirts. Police killed one and wounded many with faulty anti-riot tactics that employed tear gas grenades purchased from a Chinese government remainders bin.

  • OPINION

    Nothing wrong in being distracted

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 21/01/2018

    » Earlier this month in PostScript there was a reference to "distracted walkers", a term for those people who bump into you on the street or the BTS because they have their noses buried in their smartphones.

  • NEWS

    Project Singapore gathers pace

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 23/04/2017

    » Bangkok is a semi-province under the central regime, "governed" (literally) by a police general, Aswin Kwanmuang. He was working at City Hall when the general prime minister tapped him on the shoulder last October and dubbed him Baron of Bangkok, lord of all that the military regime doesn't want to bother with.

  • NEWS

    Photojournalist in the eye of the storm no more

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 09/10/2016

    » The horrible traffic jams, the disgusting air and the "sh*tty" place at Khao San Road were the reasons that German photojournalist Nick Nostitz hated Bangkok when he first arrived in 1989. Arriving as a backpacker carrying a surfboard, the 21-year-old wrote in his diary that "I will never come back to this awful place".

  • OPINION

    Backward thinking

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/09/2016

    » It's "rear-end backwards" time again in Thailand. While the rest of the world enjoyed the Thai tourism video made with khon figures, including the Thai community here in California, only the Thais in Thailand complained. Oh ye of narrow vision and little faith. Wake up and see Thailand for what it really is, and how it is perceived, certainly not a country of only beautiful beaches and temples.

  • OPINION

    Lady Plods in charge at the cop shop

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 10/04/2016

    » Good news for the Lady Plods. Last Sunday, the Post reported that for the first time in Thailand, a trio of policewomen could soon become police station chiefs. This is not before time. The three ladies in question are police colonels, academically qualified and have worked many years as inquiry officers. They can definitely look after themselves.

  • OPINION

    Of me, my wellness and ThaiHealth

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 21/01/2016

    » The name "ThaiHealth" (Thai Health Foundation), a public organisation well oiled by "sin taxes" from cigarettes and alcohol companies, has become the talk of the town. The glare of the spotlight came early this month when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha invoked Section 44 of the interim charter to sack seven of its board members for alleged "conflicts of interest".

  • NEWS

    Visitors wowed by 'Thainess'

    News, Published on 15/01/2015

    » A "Discover Thainess" parade designed to educate foreign visitors about the kingdom's cultural heritage drew large crowds Wednesday evening, dazzling tourists and expats with elaborate costumes and decorated floats. 

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