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    New govt must act on inequality

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/07/2019

    » As the 19 parties in the coalition under Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha fine-tune their policy package ahead of its declaration to parliament, they have come to agree that the priority should be addressing social disparities. This seems to be good news.


    A load of malarkey

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/06/2019

    » The debate over suppressing freedom of expression by banning "fake news" is a fake or false argument in and of itself. All news is biased and a reflects the opinion of the presenter. Every commercial news outlet is financially controlled by advertising interests and the editorial focus is directed by executive concerns.


    FFP needs to check its facts

    News, Published on 29/06/2019

    » Now the general election is over and the new government's term in office is about to start, the Pheu Thai Party-led opposition has spelt out its main agenda and the Future Forward Party (FFP), as one of its key partners, has vowed to lead a campaign outside parliament to rally people behind it on critical issues.


    Why recent bus fare hike was necessary

    News, Published on 26/06/2019

    » Defending a bus fare hike which affects millions of low-income people risks earning you a frown. But allow me to explain why the bus fare increase in April was necessary and -- more importantly -- what else needs to be done to protect consumers with better bus quality, safety and services.


    Same old politics, stuck on repeat

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 20/06/2019

    » When thinking about vicious cycles in Thai politics, most -- if not all -- people think about military coups and political interventions by the men in green which have occurred twice since 2006. Fledgling attempts at reviving democracy are set back when the army stages another coup.


    Toxic inaction on farm chemicals

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/06/2019

    » In staunch defiance against growing calls for a ban on extremely hazardous farm chemicals, including paraquat, the Department of Agriculture has started registering farmers who still want to use the chemicals on their plantations.


    Myths and reality of Isan inequality

    News, Published on 12/06/2019

    » For decades, the ethnically and linguistically diverse people of Isan, Thailand, have been the subject of pervasive bias, often described as docile and uneducated, or as "unsophisticated peasants" who can be bought and manipulated by ambitious politicians.


    Something fishy at ONCB

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/06/2019

    » Re: "ONCB warns of pot extract contamination", (BP, June 7). ONCB secretary-general Niyom Termsrisuk said high levels of pesticides and cadmium were found in nearly 18 tonnes of cannabis while about two tonnes were found contaminated with cadmium.


    Corruption endemic

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/06/2019

    » In my 30-plus years in Thailand, it has become quite obvious that corruption in its various forms has had a disastrous effect on the country through the failure of its institutions. Look up the effect of corruption on Google and immediately you will find that politicians, police and the judiciary are the institutions named as most affected. I have watched with disbelief as politicians, wealthy individuals and military leaders have broken laws, engaged in illegal activities and even caused deaths without any repercussions for their actions.


    'Debt Jubilee' a stop-gap for demand ills

    News, Chartchai Parasuk, Published on 06/06/2019

    » Today's article is about a type of "Helicopter Money" policy to boost domestic demand which could be suitable for the Thai economy, at least for the time being.

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