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  • OPINION

    Protect us from greed, Amen

    News, Editorial, Published on 19/01/2020

    » The Sangha Supreme Council (SSC)'s decision to regulate the leasing of land or buildings owned by temples to prevent the misuse of monastic property is commendable, at least in principle.

  • OPINION

    Gloomy times for democracy

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/01/2020

    » As an agency whose rulings on alleged wrongdoings against political parties and politicians can be of a make-or-break nature, the Election Commission (EC) should really handle these cases in a more prudent, undisputed, transparent and non-partisan manner. However, the EC's handling of several cases over the past year has put it in the firing line of accusations that it lacks integrity and political neutrality.

  • OPINION

    Save people from PM2.5

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/01/2020

    » As the concentration of ultra-fine toxic PM2.5 dust has once again risen to levels considered unsafe for human health in the capital and several other provinces over the past week, the government's efforts to tackle key factors contributing to pollution have been criticised as too little, too late.

  • OPINION

    Don't kowtow over Uighurs

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/01/2020

    » The recent failed escape of a group of Uighurs from a detention cell in the northeastern province of Mukdahan highlights the Catch-22 situation the country has been caught in for many years with this minority Muslim group from China. It's high time to find an acceptation solution.

  • OPINION

    Running toward a crisis

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/01/2020

    » With two major political gatherings, one seeking to oust Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from power and the other throwing its support behind him, going on over the weekend, it cannot be denied that the country is on the brink of plunging into a new round of crisis.

  • OPINION

    Help unis take on genomics

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/01/2020

    » At first, the government's teams of cyber monitors might have been anxious when they saw two fugitive former premiers, Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck, appear together in Facebook posts last Thursday.

  • OPINION

    School bullying can't be ignored

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/01/2020

    » In a week when the country is celebrating National Children's Day, reports have emerged of continued widespread school bullying across the country.

  • OPINION

    Threats have run course

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/01/2020

    » Running events have gained popularity in Thailand recently and the authorities have always supported them. However, once they started carrying a political message against the prime minister, the authorities have done what they should not do. Over the past week, reports have emerged about alleged intimidation by the police and other officials against organisers of the Run Against Dictatorship events, also known as Wing Lai Lung, to be held this Sunday in Bangkok and various provinces.

  • OPINION

    Set kids a good example

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/01/2020

    » Most, if not all, children are looking forward to a big day this Saturday when the country celebrates National Children's Day.

  • OPINION

    Big dry needs real cure

    News, Editorial, Published on 07/01/2020

    » The Prayut Chan-o-cha government will launch a number of water schemes with a hefty price tag as part of a raft of measures to alleviate drought.

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