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  • OPINION

    Two hats not good

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 07/10/2018

    » When Bangkok got too noisy because of all the criticism about cabinet ministers taking advantage by openly playing politics unfairly, the general prime minister escaped to the North on another scrupulously non-political trip to give away money and be photographed with every local personality and housewife within 20 kilometres.

  • OPINION

    Waste of public money

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/03/2018

    » With the approval of a 150-billion-baht budget, the junta government plans for massive handouts to villages nationwide before the next election.

  • OPINION

    Democracy puts limits on protests

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 24/09/2017

    » Just over a decade ago, friends knew they had to go to either Sanam Luang or Siam Square to find me after work. I was not there selling goods on the pavements, but instead I was being the typical democratic-minded youth looking for fairness from the government that I had not voted for.

  • OPINION

    Graft nosedive comes as no surprise at all

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 28/01/2017

    » 'We're disappointed," said Sansern Poljeak of the National Anti-Corruption Commission. Sir, we're more disappointed, as citizens who pay tax without fail, to the government to help the NACC battle corruption.

  • OPINION

    Ukraine is free

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/05/2016

    » In his April 30 commentary, "Clowning around is no joke anymore", Kong Rithdee claimed that: "From Ukraine to Egypt, from Myanmar to Malaysia, satirists have been threatened, charged and sometimes jailed."

  • OPINION

    Dolls just one of many fads

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/01/2016

    » The concern voiced just a few days ago by Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya that the "angel child" or luk thep dolls might be used to smuggle drugs on board a commercial plane has been proven to be true.

  • OPINION

    Let Pakistan's ISI do its job

    News, Published on 16/06/2015

    » The Thai man who tried to carry a pistol and ammunition aboard an airliner last week is being held in custody in Pakistan. That country's top security agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence Agency, (ISI) is serious about security threats. And rightly so, given the reality of Pakistan's problems with terrorism. When a supposed student from another country is involved in such an unsubtle case involving a weapon and an international airliner, any nation would be remiss if it failed to conduct a thorough investigation.

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