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  • OPINION

    Lead by example

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/07/2019

    » As Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared fighting corruption in the public sector as one of his government's policies in parliament yesterday, he and his cabinet ministers must not just live up to this promise, but also lead by example. Submitting their asset and debt declaration to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in a transparent and honest manner is the first step for them to prove that this is not just an empty promise.

  • OPINION

    Scandal needs closer watch

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/12/2018

    » It has been a year since Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon showed off his diamonds and a costly watch too ostentatiously to miss. It occurred at Government House as ministers gathered for a portrait-photoshoot of the "Prayut 5" cabinet. Gen Prawit raised his hand to shield his eyes from the sun, his cuff shot up, and Bangkok Post photographer Chanat Katanyu framed and caught the display of costly bling in a now-classic photo.

  • OPINION

    Asset declaration law angers academics

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/11/2018

    » A new regulation issued by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) that requires university council members to declare their assets and liabilities has drawn mixed reactions.

  • OPINION

    Fate's clock ticking faster for Prawit, PM

    News, Soonruth Bunyamanee, Published on 17/01/2018

    » From what started as the unveiling of an undeclared Richard Mille, the luxury wristwatch scandal embroiling Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has turned into a saga of a seemingly endless list of undeclared timepieces.

  • OPINION

    'Phuyai' must lead kids by good example

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 05/01/2018

    » As National Children's Day draws near, it's time for the public to pay attention to the annual slogan (<i>kham kwan</i>) thought up each year by the prime minister of the day for kids.

  • OPINION

    Graft fight tools needed

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/12/2017

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's welcome and strong anti-corruption words must be backed by action, for as Confucius said, "The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions". Gen Prayut states, "Thai people must reject and no longer tolerate any kind of corruption. .. if all parties help one another to fight against it …we can do it."

  • OPINION

    Credibility of NACC on line

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/12/2017

    » The stakes are high and the public has high expectations for the anti-graft agency's probe into how Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon acquired a luxury watch and expensive diamond ring and whether he concealed those items in previous asset declarations.

  • OPINION

    Watched by big brothers

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/08/2017

    » The arrest last week of an investigative reporter going about his job has put the spotlight once again on the uneven prosecution of corruption -- and the apparent use of favouritism and intimidation in some cases. Reporter Natthaporn Weeranun of the Isra News Agency was looking into the background of a National Anti-Corruption Commission probe. The NACC has announced it is interested in a possibly false declaration of assets by retired Pol Gen Patcharawat Wongsuwon. He is both a former national police chief, and the younger brother of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

  • OPINION

    Police blitz on alcohol pics goes too far

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 24/07/2017

    » At first, I thought a reporter at a mass-circulation newspaper who covered a police warning on members of the public not to post pictures of themselves with booze on social media got it wrong.

  • OPINION

    Reform of the police force must serve people

    News, Suranand Vejjajiva, Published on 23/05/2017

    » A fresh "police reform" has recently been proposed by a special committee under the joint whip of the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) and the National Legislative Assembly (NLA). It, however, has drawn opposition from people's organisations who criticise the proposal for lacking concrete structural reforms.

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