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  • OPINION

    Bureau-crazy's fault

    News, Postbag, Published on 06/12/2019

    » Re: "Chemical drama shows it's time for agency detox,'' (Opinion, Dec 5).

  • OPINION

    Protecting Pareena

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/11/2019

    » Re: "Pareena saga a test of land reform resolve", (Opinion, Nov 15).

  • OPINION

    Oblivious army

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/09/2019

    » According to the latest UN report on rising sea levels, Bangkok is one of the cities that will be experiencing yearly floods 30 years from now. If the military was really serious about protecting the country, they would be using their budget to move their more vulnerable installations to higher ground and buying equipment to combat floods instead of the attack helicopters, missiles and rockets that army commander Gen Apirat Kongsompong wants.

  • OPINION

    Sour side of sugar

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/11/2019

    » It is interesting to see how the sugar industry has come out against the ban on the three harmful pesticides. The industry claims the ban will drive up the price of sugar. Somehow, the health of consumers and those who work in the industry does not factor into the equation. Everything is always evaluated in profit margins. The price hike would be enough to drive consumers away from sugar in general. I say, good riddance. Reducing sugar consumption would be a healthier decision for all. In fact, a cut to all sweeteners -- natural or artificial -- should be paramount to one's health and well-being.

  • OPINION

    Feast of metaphors

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/11/2019

    » Re: "Rowing in the same boat", (BP, Nov 6). I was charmed by the rich feast of metaphors produced by Chinese premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as they signed the three memoranda of understanding. It was enough to send this dried-up old connoisseur of great rhetoric into raptures of pre-orgasmic ecstasy.

  • OPINION

    A self-poisoning protest

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/10/2019

    » Some of the very same farmers protesting the paraquat ban are among those who are knowingly or unknowingly shortening their lives by developing cancer and other health problems.

  • OPINION

    Just the way it is...

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/05/2019

    » The headline on the March 26 Sunday editorial, "Politicians must put public first", caught my eye. "The interruption gave the impression that some politicians are still self-serving, rather than serving both their voters and their country. This is unfortunate." It may indeed be unfortunate, but self-serving politicians are a Thai political reality, a way of life, and no amount of rhetoric, public or private, will ever bring this practice to an end.

  • OPINION

    Endless debt cycle

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/10/2019

    » Re: "Handouts not the solution", (Editorial, Oct 4).

  • OPINION

    Check his credentials

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/09/2019

    » Re: "Thamanat wins PM's backing", (BP, Sept 11). As a reformist, Prime Minister Pra-yut Chan-o-cha should quickly verify Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Capt Thamanat Prompow's claims that he didn't (a) plead guilty to charges of drug trafficking in Australia and (b) didn't serve a four-year jail sentence for his crime, thus disqualifying him from office.

  • OPINION

    Blame employers

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/09/2019

    » Re: "BoT blames easy loans for household debt woes", (Business, Sept 17).

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