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  • OPINION

    Ruling is inconsistent

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/02/2020

    » I agree with the spirit of the Constitutional Court's verdict on the FFP's loan saga: loans should be considered as contributions. But have the Thai Election Commission or courts previously ruled that loans are, legally speaking, contributions? The Bangkok Post's Feb 21 editorial said: "The EC never ... informed political parties that there are regulations barring them from taking out loans. That's because there are no such rules." Also, if we had such specific and clear rules and laws, our EC and CC would have explicitly based their decisions on them, quoting the section -- but that's not the case.

  • OPINION

    Unfounded beliefs

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/02/2020

    » Re: "Historic ruling offers pro-choice hope", (Opinion, Feb 21).

  • OPINION

    Irrational sentence

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/02/2020

    » "A former abbot of Wat Sa Ket (Golden Mount) was sentenced to a suspended jail term of 36 months and fined 27,000 baht for embezzlement of 69.7 million baht in temple funds", read your online report concerning the politely termed "malfeasance" of a senior monk and a bunch of criminals from the National Office of Buddhism.

  • OPINION

    Time to get tough

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/02/2020

    » I agree wholeheartedly with the Feb 11 Editorial, "Army security needs review", about abuse of power between the higher echelons and their subordinates.

  • OPINION

    Dire lack of security?

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/02/2020

    » We are all too familiar with the events that occurred at Terminal 21 in Korat. It seems that every article concentrates on what happened after the shooter arrived at the mall. But what is not being mentioned is what occurred prior to his arrival. What we know is that he shot his superior officer and, according to the news article, he then stole a collection of arms and ammunition. This would lead one to believe that he was armed prior to obtaining the weapons used in the attack. He then took his haul and went to another location and stole a vehicle which he then drove off the base to the mall. So why was the soldier armed in the first place? As I recall weapons in barracks were kept in a secure location, locked and issued individually as needed. All transactions were recorded, and an inventory taken daily.

  • OPINION

    Constitutional perks

    News, Postbag, Published on 04/02/2020

    » The recent article re the ombudsmen's perks falls neatly into line with the similar perks granted to the judiciary which are perfectly explained in a very accurate assessment of recent Thai politics by the Cambridge University Press who articulated that "Meechai's constitution is designed to give more concrete power to an unelected elite minority -- the army, the judiciary and 'independent' organisations". It goes on to suggest that " the voters' electoral mandate will be less meaningful in deciding who should govern.

  • OPINION

    Easy, but dire, option

    News, Postbag, Published on 03/02/2020

    » Re: "Chinese tourists desert Phuket as virus spreads", (Online, Feb 1).

  • OPINION

    Better safe than sorry

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/01/2020

    » Thailand's very fortunate that we've had only a few cases of coronavirus to date but for-hire drivers, such as those of taxis, Grab, tour drivers and guides should wear surgical masks whenever they're in contact with others. This is to protect them from possibly becoming infected from their passengers or tour members and to lessen the chances of them infecting others.

  • OPINION

    Think more of earth

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/01/2020

    » Re: "SEC comes at cost to locals", (Editorial, Jan 23).

  • OPINION

    Grateful to be here

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/12/2019

    » New rallies are the worst medicine for Thailand. Tourism and the economy are declining and unemployment is increasing.

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