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  • OPINION

    Liberalisation voices grow

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/04/2019

    » The marijuana expo that took place last weekend in Buri Ram proves that there is a rising demand for liberalisation of cannabis in Thailand.

  • OPINION

    Many 'unseen' chemicals are destroying us

    News, Nicholas Kristof, Published on 30/11/2015

    » In recent weeks, two major medical organisations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products all around us. Unregulated substances, they say, are sometimes linked to breast and prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes and infertility.

  • OPINION

    Ignorance is not always bliss

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 19/05/2015

    » Food network television star Sandra Lee followed in Angelina Jolie's footsteps by publicly announcing just last week that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will soon undergo a double mastectomy.

  • OPINION

    China shows the way on drug prices

    News, Published on 13/07/2018

    » US President Donald Trump exulted this week over Pfizer Inc's decision to delay planned drug price increases a day after he attacked the company on Twitter. He should take a look at China, where President Xi Jinping has done much better.

  • OPINION

    Fretting over fishy business

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/03/2018

    » The government's decision to import fresh fish from a radioactive-contaminated area in Japan's Fukushima prefecture has raised alarm among consumer groups. Such concerns bring no surprise.

  • OPINION

    Only the poor end up dying screaming

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 11/01/2018

    » If you had a million dollars to spend (but not on yourself), where would it do the most good? Well, the cost to cover morphine or a morphine-equivalent pain relief treatment for all the sick children younger than 15 years who are in really serious pain in low-income countries would be just $1 million (33.4 million baht) per year. About half of them of those children are going to die, but with morphine at least they wouldn't die screaming.

  • OPINION

    Choco-toxins

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/10/2017

    » Who doesn't love chocolate? It is a favourite snack for everyone, from kids to the elderly and even healthy eaters who opt for dark chocolate. I often buy chocolates as souvenirs for relatives and friends. So it was a shock to me when I learned from the Foundation for Consumers that most of the imported chocolates, even from Europe, contain heavy metals.

  • OPINION

    Pedestrians, once again, get raw deal

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 24/08/2017

    » After watching the documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City last weekend, I finally found something in common between New York City and Bangkok -- the obsession with infrastructure development at the cost of local communities. What happened to New York City planning six decades ago reminds me of what's happening to development in Bangkok nowadays.

  • OPINION

    Liu's legacy will live on

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/07/2017

    » Even though the totalitarian rulers of China might have succeeded in preventing Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo from living longer, they will find it hard to prevent people in China and elsewhere from keeping the legacy of the human rights and democracy advocate alive.

  • OPINION

    Democracy fulfills last wish of Myanmar teen

    News, Published on 27/05/2016

    » Dying from soldiers' bullets, the young protester told her father not to lay her soul to rest until democracy reigned in her homeland, Myanmar. It has taken 28 years, but it is done.

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