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  • OPINION

    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?

  • OPINION

    The glue doesn't stick

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/06/2019

    » The excuse that the "skewed scales must have been due to poor glueing during its making" offered by the director of the Chumpholphonphisai School in explanation for the controversial Wai Kru flower arrangements as reported in the Bangkok Post's June 15 edition, is priceless.

  • OPINION

    Ban Plainern saga shows city never learns

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 25/04/2019

    » Art enthusiasts are looking forward to next Monday, when they will have the chance to tour Ban Plainern, the former residence of Prince Naris, the master artist of Rattanakosin.

  • OPINION

    Pulling hens' teeth

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 05/06/2019

    » After the debacle we have witnessed in the last few weeks with "experienced" politicians pushing for ministerial positions, going back on their previous promises to voters and looking for power incommensurate with their electoral results, the Future Forward Party's problem with a "young and boisterous" member seems rather minuscule.

  • OPINION

    Life as Afghan refugees, depicted on Malay stage

    News, Adam Bemma, Published on 16/06/2019

    » Live at this year's Refugee Fest in Malaysia is Parastoo Theatre group. In the Dari language of Afghanistan, "Parastoo" means swallow bird.

  • OPINION

    Born to love noise

    News, Postbag, Published on 04/06/2019

    » Daniel Reid in his June 3 letter, "Kill noise monsters", is right. There is a department to deal with noise pollution. I found this office at the Bangkok City Hall about 15 or so years ago, tucked away in a corner, staffed by 10 people, all who were playing computer games when I walked in. I was there to file a noise complaint. None of the staff knew where to find the complaint forms to fill in. When a form was eventually produced, there was little enthusiasm for anyone to listen or help out. I finally went outside to find "someone in authority" to light a fire under these people. At least I got the ball rolling after a few hours that should have taken a few minutes.

  • OPINION

    The lasting tragedy of the Tiananmen massacre

    News, Minxin Pei, Published on 03/06/2019

    » China's progress toward an open society ended when the People's Liberation Army (PLA) slaughtered at least hundreds, if not thousands, of peaceful demonstrators in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989. The crackdown left a lasting stain on the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), despite the regime's unrelenting efforts to whitewash history and suppress collective memory.

  • OPINION

    Huawei ban puts South Korea in a familiar place

    News, Published on 31/05/2019

    » Less than a week after Huawei Technologies was blacklisted by the United States, more than a hundred South Korean politicians and business leaders toured the Chinese tech giant's headquarters and its lavish new campus outside Shenzhen.

  • OPINION

    Enjoying a cuppa with Harold the milkman

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 26/05/2019

    » When I was a teenager in the late 1950s/early 60s, we had a milkman called Harold whose son Gordon Neate was a professional footballer with our hometown team Reading who played in the Third Division. Every Saturday morning, on his rounds, Harold was invited into our kitchen for a cup of tea and he would relate all the behind-the-scenes gossip about the club.

  • OPINION

    Korea needs a Thai fix

    News, Editorial, Published on 20/05/2019

    » South Korea is a popular destination for Thai tourists, the same way that Thailand is for South Koreans. Unfortunately, the tourism relationship between the countries has been damaged by the continuing influx of Thai visitors who end up being overstayers and illegal workers in South Korea.

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