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    Tackling Thailand's food-waste crisis

    News, Published on 23/10/2019

    » When one-third of all food produced globally is thrown away while nearly one billion people go hungry, food waste is not only a moral travesty, it's also a crime against nature.

  • OPINION

    Building broad support for constitutional reform

    News, Published on 23/10/2019

    » As is characteristic of our polarised society, opinion is deeply divided on whether the 2017 constitution should be amended.

  • OPINION

    GPS tracking is Big Brother

    News, Editorial, Published on 23/10/2019

    » In his efforts to tackle the country's notorious road slaughter, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has come up with a "Big Brother" touch. For the sake of safer roads, he has proposed that Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers be installed in all privately owned vehicles to monitor drivers and punish those violating speed limits and other traffic laws.

  • OPINION

    Rising seas mean deltas need more sand and mud

    News, Published on 22/10/2019

    » Doubtless it sounds crazy to anyone who has watched a sandcastle crumble as the tide washes in but the key to stopping the world's densely populated deltas from sinking beneath the waves is sand. Or rather sediment: the combination of gravel, sand, silt and clay that large rivers carry down to the sea and deposit on deltas. Sediment that constantly and naturally replenishes deltas, keeping them -- and all the people, fields, industries, cities and wildlife that rely on them -- above the water.

  • OPINION

    Cycling needs govt push

    News, Editorial, Published on 22/10/2019

    » For many, the elevated bicycle lane beneath the Airport Rail Link, proposed as an alternative for those commuting between eastern Bangkok and the heart of the city by a think tank agency under King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, is just another pie-in-the-sky plan.

  • OPINION

    Healthcare both bother and boon for fickle Prayut

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 22/10/2019

    » Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha's defence of his position on the universal healthcare scheme during the budget debate last week was a relatively short, less colourful one by his fiery standards. Yet, it was a speech that deserves our attention.

  • OPINION

    Paradox belies Thailand-Malaysia ties

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 22/10/2019

    » This week marks one full year since Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad's much publicised visit to Thailand. During the landmark trip, he said that Malaysia under his leadership would do "whatever was possible" to achieve peace in southern Thailand. His comment gave a strong sense of deja vu to the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha that permanent peace and stability at the southern tip was close at hand.

  • OPINION

    Bringing an end to malaria

    Asia focus, Published on 21/10/2019

    » Do you know the deadliest animal in the world? Other humans? Snakes, spiders or even some of the large predators? No. It's actually the mosquito. And out of all the many diseases that mosquitoes carry, malaria is possibly the biggest killer in human history.

  • OPINION

    Turkish forces are shielding Syrians and Kurds

    News, Published on 21/10/2019

    » I would like to set the record straight regarding Operation Peace Spring as some of the pieces in the Bangkok Post over the past few days have especially been concerning in terms of facts.

  • OPINION

    Future bleak for Thai R&D

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/10/2019

    » On Saturday, the House of Representatives passed the first reading of the 3.2-trillion-baht budget bill for next year. However, several contentious issues raised during the debate need to be addressed by the vetting committee, particularly on education spending.

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