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  • OPINION

    Here's the Pattaya 'rub'

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/03/2017

    » Re: "Sandcastles, seafood, but sorry, no sex", (Opinion, March 5).

  • OPINION

    2018: The rescue that gripped the world

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 30/12/2018

    » It ended up as a truly inspiring feel-good story, but could so easily have been a heart-breaking tragedy. That was why the tale of the Wild Boars football team -- 12 young Thai boys and their coach trapped in a flooded cave system in Chiang Rai -- held the attention of the world for more than a fortnight.

  • OPINION

    Unabated madness

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/04/2016

    » Here in Pattaya, Songkran apparently started on Tuesday on Beach Road but unfortunately it has also started to infect the roads back from the sea. Foreigners are roaming the streets and dominating the bars firing high-powered water guns into the faces of motorcyclists.

  • OPINION

    Publicity never bad

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/02/2016

    » Thanks for your brave attempt at clarifying what bridge is and is not (Life, Feb 15). One of the unintended consequences of the saga is that the Pattaya bridge club, small by international standards, is now the most famous in the entire world, with several hundred newspaper and TV reports and tens of thousands of comments on blogsites talking about it. The tale has also made Jeremy Watson (the organiser) and myself (the founder, in 1994) the best-known bridge players throughout the five continents even though our standards sadly fall short of the brilliance usually required for notoriety.

  • OPINION

    Noisy riders are relevant

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/10/2018

    » Re: "Summary execution", (PostBag, Oct 6). Unfortunately, my letter was cruelly edited to the point that it made little sense. In my original, I included photographs in support, and said that although a (very weak) argument could be made for motorcycles riding on the footpath against the flow of traffic, none can be made for those that ride on the footpath with the flow of traffic.

  • OPINION

    Into the political fray

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 30/09/2018

    » Last June 30, the sometimes-accurate online Wikipedia updated the opening line of its entry on the general prime minister. For the first time, the introduction read, "Prayut Chan-o-cha is a Thai politician..." Before that, according to Wikipedia, Gen (Ret) Prayut was just a retired army general and head of the military junta -- which is what he claimed to be.

  • OPINION

    A lack of oxygen?

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/07/2018

    » Yesterday's online news report quoted Naval Special Warfare Commander Apakorn Yukongkaew as saying that ex-Seal diver Saman Kunan collapsed on his way back after delivering oxygen tanks inside the cave.

  • OPINION

    Tycoon in crosshairs

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/03/2018

    » The public shouldn't be too highly strung about Premchai Karnasuta's alleged poaching case. Relax and let justice run its course.

  • OPINION

    Lost in the dark?

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/02/2018

    » Without doubt the Thai public is about to witness an extravaganza worthy of a Disney cartoon epic that will clearly demonstrate the innocence of a magnificently wealthy construction tycoon caught up in a hunting event (BP, Feb 7).

  • OPINION

    Cronyism 'typical'?

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/04/2018

    » Re: "Right man for the job", (Editorial, April 12).

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