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    Plundered budget

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/05/2019

    » Since the start of the coup and Thailand's dictatorial control, the national budget has been plundered by the military. With so many social pressures supposedly causing the need for a coup, the dictator and his underlings have seen it fit to purchase submarines, tanks, military aircraft, and now Stryker armoured vehicles. How do these expenditures truly serve the people?


    EC has no vision

    News, Postbag, Published on 28/03/2019

    » A conscientious Election Commission would have counted the 1,500 ballots from New Zealand that arrived at their precincts after ballot counting had begun.True, the law allows for them to not be counted, but a duty-bound, proactive EC would have noted that the ballots' delay was not any fault of the voters, nor had they been tampered with en route.


    The Rules of idiocy

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/06/2019

    » Another totally useless committee has been established. This body, according to local media reports, is to lecture about the prevention of forest fires and indiscriminate burning.


    No foresight

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/06/2019

    » It was disappointing to read "Single-ticket Bangkok public transport pushed back to 2020", (BP, June 16). Bangkok has a mostly functional, and rapidly expanding, public transport system, yet it lags so very far behind other large cities in the implementation of very basic technology to allow passengers to use one card (or device) to travel on the entire network.


    'Built to burn'

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/04/2019

    » Re: "#Pray for Notre Dame", (BP, April 16). I join the rest of the world in weeping for the disastrous Notre Dame fire -- but The New York Times reported that Vincent Dunn, a fire consultant and former New York City fire chief, said "These cathedrals and houses of worship are built to burn. If they weren't houses of worship, they'd be condemned."

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