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  • OPINION

    Dress code a non-issue

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/07/2019

    » The matter of what to wear and what not to wear in parliament brought to the fore by Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) MPs this week reflects their inability to get their priorities right on what to debate and what not to debate in the Lower House.

  • OPINION

    Political 'cobras' are poisoning our democracy

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 01/04/2019

    » People who are familiar with Thai politics must know the metaphor ngu hao, literally cobra, which implies betrayal, dirty political games and bargaining.

  • OPINION

    New party shows hints of cracks

    News, Published on 17/11/2018

    » The Future Forward Party (FFP) is facing stiff competition even from the ranks of parties considered to be its allies, and the reported undercurrent being whipped up within the FFP is not helping the situation.

  • OPINION

    Putting hearts and minds in Thai-US ties

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 24/07/2018

    » The international rescue of 12 boys and their football coach in Chiang Rai earlier this month quickly permeated into the conference room of the Thai-US dialogue in Washington DC last week. The feel-good atmosphere jump-started the much-needed dialogue between the region's oldest allies.

  • OPINION

    A mad, mad week

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 20/05/2018

    » Week Three of the 2019-2020 election campaign was Crazy Week. There always is at least one.

  • OPINION

    Perils of police reform

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/07/2017

    » I'm glad that PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is reforming the police at long last, but he shouldn't reinvent the wheel. In 2006, then-prime minister Gen Surayud Chulanont, former army chief and member of our beloved King Rama IX's Privy Council, appointed retired Pol Gen Vasit Dejkunjorn, former chief of police, to head a distinguished commission for this very purpose.

  • OPINION

    Charter drafters of 1997 provide a lesson in R&D

    News, Boonrak Boonyaketmala, Published on 30/11/2015

    » Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak recently held discussions with leaders of the various research institutes, telling them he wanted to see them play a more proactive role in research and development that could lead to meaningful commercial applications.

  • OPINION

    Rules of the game

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/08/2016

    » If someone illegally takes control of a ship its called piracy and it's a very serious offence. When people interfere with the planned flight of an aircraft it's known as hijacking and carries a severe punishment. One would think an even greater offence would be the illegal ousting of an elected government by an armed group, commonly known as a coup d'etat which in some countries would carry the most extreme penalty.

  • OPINION

    Children need more than mottos

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 09/01/2015

    » One of the most difficult tasks for Thailand's prime minister this time of the year is to creatively reinvent a motto for Wan Dek, or National Children's Day, which is tomorrow.

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