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  • OPINION

    'Time' for PM to answer the big question

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 26/06/2018

    » Give the military regime some credit. At least it has the sense not to ban the Asia edition of <i>Time</i> magazine with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on the cover.

  • OPINION

    Art of the graft

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 03/06/2018

    » Coup leader Gen (Ret) Prayut Chan-o-cha first mentioned his programme concerning corruption in late May, 2014, not long after seizing power. It was so long ago that there wasn't even a National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). It was still called the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council (NPOMC).

  • OPINION

    Squeezing the blood out of a durian

    News, Soonruth Bunyamanee, Published on 25/04/2018

    » With Thai durians selling like hot cakes on Alibaba's Tmall platform, the regime has every reason to believe its deal to have the e-commerce giant promote Thai products will be a resounding success. But Thai farmers may not necessarily gain as much from this as they expect.

  • OPINION

    Manacled again

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 08/04/2018

    » It has been quite an early summer harvest for the regime combines baling up inconvenient voices.

  • OPINION

    Poll delays won't help a govt hit by scandal

    News, Soonruth Bunyamanee, Published on 24/01/2018

    » The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will tomorrow consider whether to endorse the proposed delay in the organic bill on MPs which would subsequently push out a general election to 2019.

  • OPINION

    Stealing a march or two

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/01/2018

    » The military regime should tread carefully in dealing with groups conducting a civic march which began on Saturday from Thammasat Rangsit campus to their destination in Khon Kaen.

  • OPINION

    NOB transfer harms govt anti-graft drive

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 11/09/2017

    » Pol Lt Col Pongporn Pramsaneh has been widely recognised as an honest and straightforward officer in the Department of Special Investigation – a rare breed in the police force. It explains why he was ordered shifted from the DSI's head of the Tax Litigation Office to lead the National Office of Buddhism (NOB) on Feb 25 by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to do an unenviable mission. His task was to clean up the mess concerning the misappropriation of government funds for the renovation of temples and for schools on temple grounds.

  • OPINION

    Why Thailand Won't be 4.0 Anytime Soon

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 25/08/2017

    » We all have already heard the much-touted "Thailand 4.0" vision -- an aspiration for our beloved country to become an advanced version of itself -- but it seems all recent evidence points to the contrary. Here are some reasons why I believe the chances of Thailand reaching 4.0 are, unfortunately, very slim.

  • OPINION

    Learning to speak govt's language

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/08/2017

    » The Newspeak is the Oldspeak. The New Testament is the Old Commandments. When they say the clock strikes 13, it means the clock strikes 13. The writing isn't in the law but on the wall.

  • OPINION

    Double-edged sword called Section 44

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/03/2017

    » At first, the interim charter's Section 44 appears like a hidden sword that a knight in shining armour brings out only to fight a justifiable cause. Indeed, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha makes us believe so. Power and force will be used when necessary and applied constructively, we are told.

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