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  • 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

    About politics

    News, Published on 18/03/2017

    » Politicians of all hues have put aside their differences to remember Yuwadee Tunyasiri v Pathum Thani monks reticent about finding fault with Phra Dhammajayo v City police chief Sanit gets a temporary reprieve from the Ombudsman

  • 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

    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

    Why pay them pensions?

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 06/09/2013

    » A life-long pension of 15,000 baht a month for former lawmakers may not seem a huge amount of money these days, but the handout begs a big question: is it justifiable to continue paying these politicians, who are already better off than most people in this country.

  • OPINION

    Military moves up, from bottles to banknotes

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 07/10/2014

    » The public disclosure of the assets and liabilities of members of the National Legislative Assembly by the National Anti-Corruption Commission, especially the wealth of several police and military generals, is indeed an eye-opener.

  • 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

    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

    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.

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