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  • OPINION

    Food apps trade convenience for plastic waste

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 22/11/2019

    » Last week when my friends and I were hungry, we began to discuss possible options. Should we go out to a nearby restaurant, or grab leftovers from the refrigerator? One friend suggested using a food delivery service and everyone reached a consensus and agreed.

  • OPINION

    Old-timey ads that can't be run today

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 22/11/2019

    » The purpose of an advertisement is primarily to sell products but it also serves as a mirror to reflect the culture and societal values of its day. Before the bombardment of ads on YouTube and on our Facebook newsfeed, there were ads from the past that have accidentally become amusing by today's standard.

  • OPINION

    Time to bring the baht to heel for sake of economy

    News, Chartchai Parasuk, Published on 22/11/2019

    » Complaints about the strong baht are growing louder by the month. Many are puzzled at why Thailand's currency keeps appreciating despite a weakening economy and falling exports. At the beginning of the year, the US dollar/baht rate was at 32.33. As of Wednesday, the baht had strengthened to 30.18 per dollar.

  • OPINION

    Proof before prosecution

    News, Editorial, Published on 22/11/2019

    » After the Constitutional Court stripped Future Forward Party (FFP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit of his MP status on Wednesday, the plaintiff in the case, the Election Commission (EC), raised the prospect of taking an even harsher step -- laying criminal charges against him.

  • OPINION

    Thailand's inevitable political endgame

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 22/11/2019

    » While the conviction this week of Future Forward Party (FFP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit seemed to be in the making ever since the Election Commission took up the charge last May, it was still astonishing when it transpired. In an all too familiar scene, the Constitutional Court ruled that a leader of yet another leading political party which has stood against military coups and the generals' role in politics is guilty of violating an election-related law, this one banning MP candidates from owning shares in a media company. As the verdict strips Mr Thanathorn of his MP status, several implications seem clear.

  • OPINION

    Thanathorn guilty, but motive in doubt

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 21/11/2019

    » It's official. Rising star opposition politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has been disqualified as a party-list MP.

  • OPINION

    Expose rot in tree-felling

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/11/2019

    » The uprooting of 11 yang na trees along highway 402 in Phangnga's Takua Thung district may seem inconsequential, but the brazen and scandalous act demonstrates, at best, recklessness on the part of the Highways Department. At worst, it is intentional wrongdoing.

  • OPINION

    Caught in a 'primordial' English trap

    News, Pattamawan Jimarkon Zilli, Published on 20/11/2019

    » I'm not really surprised that Thailand was recently ranked 74th among non-native English speaking countries by Education First (EF), a Switzerland-based language school with branches worldwide.

  • OPINION

    Jobless graduates a wake-up call

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 20/11/2019

    » Recently, I've been hearing more and more reports of young graduates finding it difficult to get a job. Some have been forced to rely on their parents for financial support, or else take a master's degree just to keep them busy.

  • OPINION

    It's only news when the man bites the dog

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 20/11/2019

    » As British newspaper magnate Viscount Northcliffe said: "When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news."

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