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  • OPINION

    Death penalty is no answer

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/05/2019

    » Amendments to the criminal law to make severe sex crimes punishable by death may cause some people to rejoice. Yet, it would be wrong to think that capital punishment is a panacea for the long-standing problem.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Kidnapper may face death penalty

    Published on 10/05/2013

    » Looking little like the violent kidnapper/rapist he was alleged to be, Ariel Castro appeared in a US court Thursday to hear charges of kidnapping, rape, assault and murder that could result in the death penalty.

  • THAILAND

    NACC defends death penalty for graft cases

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 14/07/2015

    » The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has defended its new anti-graft law under which the maximum penalty is execution, saying it is appropriate and not against human rights.

  • LIFE

    Ruling on rape

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/06/2019

    » Rape always brings with it devastation -- to the victims, their families and even the public that learns of such crimes. The condemnation is loud, a cry for harsh punishment up to the penalty of death -- a solution many believe can put an end to rape.

  • OPINION

    Knives are out in death penalty row

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 23/06/2018

    » To execute or not to execute, the question weighed on Thai society in the past week with the force of righteous anger. It is a tough question, one that lays bare the complex intersection of morality, law, religion, belief, value, and even the position of the country on the spectrum along which the international norm is moving.

  • OPINION

    Is jailing efficient?

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/10/2018

    » Re: "Death penalty taints the record", (Editorial, Oct 14). The debate on whether the death penalty for certain crimes continues unabated with both sides putting forward their reasons for keeping it or not. The editorial, obviously on the side of abolishing it, states "...life imprisonment, without a commuting term, is a more acceptable and efficient punishment choice for people committing heinous crimes". What it failed to state is to whom is it more acceptable and how is it more efficient.

  • WORLD

    Trump urges death penalty for New York terrorism

    Associated Press, Published on 03/11/2017

    » WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Thursday backed away from his threat to send the suspect in the New York bike path attack to Guantanamo Bay, acknowledging in an early morning tweet that the military judicial process at the Cuban detention centre takes longer than the civilian federal court system.

  • OPINION

    Death penalty opponents urged to go public

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 27/06/2016

    » Despite relentless calls by local and international human rights advocacy groups that Thailand scrap capital punishment, there is a long way to go for the Thai state to give a positive response like others in the international community.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Prospects for ending the death penalty in Thailand

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 14/12/2010

    » During the last decade executions trickled to a halt in Thailand. Will a new law end them completely? Or will they begin anew?

  • OPINION

    Government lottery

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/04/2019

    » The current impasse with Thai politics in selecting a prime minister might never be resolved due to the problems with the rules as stipulated in the 2017 charter. Obviously, the rules were inadequate because there is no readily available solution.

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