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  • OPINION

    Rice and mango banquet no way to show 'we care'

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 22/01/2019

    » How far will almost five tonnes of sticky rice and mango go in assuring Chinese tourists that it's now safe to travel to Thailand and that one of the country's top ministers has adopted a more respectful attitude towards them?

  • OPINION

    Phuket must face demons, or end is nigh

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 19/07/2018

    » My condolences to the families of the 47 Chinese holidaymakers who were killed when the diving boat they were on sank in the waters off Phuket in a fierce storm on July 5. It's a massive loss.

  • OPINION

    Can safety standards be salvaged?

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 20/11/2018

    » Are we supposed to be in shock? Or has shoddiness become the standard for investigations into major accidents so there is no need to feel perturbed?

  • OPINION

    The right direction

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Re: "Our next leader will have to fix economy" (Opinion, Jan 17).

  • OPINION

    Chao Phraya boat sinking was avoidable

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 21/09/2016

    » I was shocked as I read the tragic news stories about how a double-decker tourist boat, that was supposed to take more than 100 Muslim pilgrims on a pilgrimage, ended up taking at least 27 lives when it capsized and sank on the Chao Phraya River in Ayutthaya on Sunday.

  • OPINION

    New mindsets needed at Suvarnabhumi

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 04/09/2018

    » Warning: Cheap packages tours to Thailand from China for the coming Mid-Autumn Festival (third week of September) and National Day (first week of October) are nearly fully booked. However, some major tourist agencies in the posh Chaoyangmenwai Street still hold out hope that Thailand will waive visa fees for their holidaymakers once again.

  • OPINION

    Careless and deadly

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/07/2018

    » Monday's flight schedule of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha tells a tale about the nation. First, he flew to Phuket because of last week's tragic seaborne events. He spoke with hospitalised survivors of two dive boat accidents, and comforted Chinese relatives of some of the 42 known dead and 10 missing. Then he flew to Chiang Rai, where he observed rescue operations at the Tham Luang cave face in Mae Sai district. Following that he visited the eight children who had been extracted and taken to Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital.

  • OPINION

    Nothing is unsinkable

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/07/2018

    » This week a local ship builder announced its intention with support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, to make water transport safer with "unsinkable" ships.

  • OPINION

    Tourist safety at stake

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/06/2016

    » Thailand is facing a problem so serious it can permanently damage the economy and its reputation. More important, the problem involves lives. The tourism industry is currently being rocked by a series of accidents, and unless policies and standards, and especially enforcement, are changed quickly and drastically, there will surely be many more preventable deaths and crippling accidents among foreign and Thai tourists. It's a situation that demands instant and determined reaction.

  • OPINION

    Bangkok boat commuters risking all

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 07/03/2016

    » Like most -- if not all -- passengers using the Saen Saep boat services, the young university student said all she can do when on the water is to "pray for no more accidents".

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