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    Divisive Thaksin tactics

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/02/2016

    » Re: "Poll 'charade', says Thaksin", (BP, Feb 22).


    The creaking burden of infrastructure

    News, Chartchai Parasuk, Published on 11/04/2019

    » In my opinion, Thailand has invested too much on the wrong types of infrastructure, namely the rail mass transit system and high-speed train system. These systems, despite their usefulness, are far from being cost-effective and certainly are not affordable. The financial burden of having these systems not only involves the cost of building infrastructure, but the operating expenses as well.


    Eyes open in Bangladesh

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 07/05/2018

    » In many ways, my trip last month to the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka and to the world's biggest refugee camp at Kutupalong was a life- and perspective-changing experience.


    You had one job: Thai edition

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 08/12/2017

    » Have you ever felt like you're not so good at the only job you have? For example, having a major writer's block over things to write about in an editor's note or failing to catch a typo. I guess we all have that moment when we think we could have done something better. If so, don't be too hard on yourself, since there are other examples in Thailand where people have failed, rather hilariously, in their jobs. We're only human, after all. Here are some fun blunders to cheer you up after a bad day in the office!


    Priorities all wrong

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/03/2017

    » I read that of 680,000 traffic tickets issued as of last September, of these, only 11% were paid. (It might have been an eye opener if they also gave the percentages of foreigners who paid from that 11%).


    Politicising rice can be a worthy cause

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 10/11/2016

    » The regime's responses to plummeting rice prices have been both disappointing and disastrous to it and farmers.



    Guru, Published on 25/12/2015

    » Dear Santa, I know I haven't been 100% good this year, but I cannot be held accountable for the things I do when I am hungry, tired or PMSing. Surely you can cut me some slack? Say mai pen rai for once?


    When flying was almost smooth as silk

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 29/11/2015

    » Life has not exactly been as “smooth as silk” for Thai International in recent years. It is a sad state of affairs for an airline that at one time was regarded as one of the finest in the region, especially before 1977 when it was a joint venture with Scandinavian Airlines.


    Humanity in a cab

    News, Published on 09/03/2015

    » During the past few months as a tourist in Bangkok from Canada, I have taken note of references in the media to the unflattering reputation of taxi drivers. My experience has left quite a different impression.


    Postbag: Reforms not on the agenda

    News, Published on 20/04/2014

    » It is difficult for outsiders to imagine a democracy unable to escape from the futile iteration between feudalism and kleptocracy that seems to define modern Thai society.

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