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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

    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

    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

    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

    Shocking use of pesticides continues

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 22/07/2019

    » The Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare of Japan recently found pesticide residue in exported durian and other processed products. It issued a warning letter that if Thailand's durian is not safe for the consumer, all durian from the country will be quarantined.

  • OPINION

    It's time to tackle tourist scammers

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/07/2019

    » A tourist scam in Phuket has prompted Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to raise concern about the adverse impact such incidents may have. He has warned tourist operators not to exploit tourists or the province's reputation will be tarnished.

  • OPINION

    A dream of no bad apples in parliament

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 27/06/2019

    » I have a dream about the new parliament. I dream that it will be served by 500 decent and reliable MPs and 250 senators whom people can pin their hopes on and who will not repeat the mistakes and abuses of the past.

  • 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.

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