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  • OPINION

    Crown of respect

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/03/2019

    » On DVD I have just finished watching seasons one and two of The Crown, the acclaimed docudrama which follows the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II up until the early 1960s. I understand that season three is in production and that it will continue this scrutiny of Her Majesty and the royal family.

  • OPINION

    Late King's wishes for Thai children

    News, Published on 12/01/2019

    » As Thailand celebrates National Children's Day today, I wish to share my recollection of a memorable audience with His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his profound message and wishes for the children of Thailand and the world. I had the great honour to meet the late king on Nov 12, 1998. I was then serving as Unicef's regional director for East Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok. The occasion of my audience with the late king at Chitralada Palace was to accompany visiting Unicef executive director Carol Bellamy. Also accompanying us was the late Thai foreign minister Surin Pitsuwan. ​

  • OPINION

    Down the rabbit hole

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 03/02/2018

    » Help me, somebody, I think I must have fallen down a rabbit hole and found myself in a world as crazy as Alice did. In this strange, topsy-turvy world the people who ousted an elected government, an action usually considered more serious than sedition is now arresting protesters and dissidents for actions and speech inciting people to rebel against their government.

  • OPINION

    City 'no-go' zones

    News, Postbag, Published on 03/11/2017

    » Despite advice for simple, inexpensive but workable solutions to the Saphan Taksin BTS station single line problem, our city planners are determined to go ahead with the station expansion project.

  • OPINION

    Nudging the nation toward sustainable development

    News, Published on 21/10/2017

    » When the Nobel Committee awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics to Prof Richard Thaler, we at the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage (MFLF) were more than pleased.

  • OPINION

    A truly great monarch

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/10/2017

    » Today is indeed a sad day, a day on which we will bid farewell to Thailand's beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • OPINION

    Mapping the multidimensional monarch

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 13/10/2017

    » Images of 3D digital mapping are a spectacular sight. When put together as a film paying tribute to King Rama IX, the experience takes on not just a greater significance but also leaves the audience spellbound.

  • 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

    Sense on lese majeste

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/12/2016

    » Re: "Chuvit set for release under royal pardon", (BP, Dec 13).

  • OPINION

    Knockin' on parody's door

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 07/11/2016

    » Enough about Bob Dylan and his Nobel Prize in Literature. He took his time but finally accepted the honour and will make it to the ceremony in Stockholm in December if he can.

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