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  • OPINION

    Global warning

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/05/2019

    » I heard some Thai youth were due to protest older people's inaction in this country on global warming yesterday in Bangkok. Given the horrors that await them if little or nothing is done by our leaders, I hope they are successful in getting some action from people who seem totally oblivious to the problem, or are too old or inflexible to care.

  • OPINION

    5 years backwards under military rule

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 24/05/2019

    » Now that five years have elapsed since Thailand's last military coup, it is an opportune juncture to take stock of where the country is heading. When it seized power in May 2014, the military junta, known as the National Council for Peace and Order, initially had legitimacy from royal ascent and broad approval from its restoration of stability and order after more than half a year of street protests in Bangkok by the People's Democratic Reform Committee that was intent on overthrowing the Pheu Thai government.

  • OPINION

    Coups not the answer

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/05/2019

    » Re: "Regime is here to stay", (Editorial, May 22). While the Bangkok Post correctly points out that the "many Thais who initially backed the regime … should have come to realise now that a military coup can never be a real solution to a flawed or corrupt government", the reality betrays an even deeper failure to understand Thai affairs by those Thai citizens who supported the coup. The piously unfulfilled promises made up to justify the latest overthrow of the supreme legal pillar of the Thai nation -- the constitution, that defines every other official Thai institution -- should never have been credible to anyone given the decades-long history of coups that have served only to prevent the evolution of healthy democratic solutions to Thailand's endemic corruption and other political ills.

  • OPINION

    Journalism's duty of quality

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/05/2019

    » As the #NationBusted hashtag circulated online on March 20 following widespread criticism about Nation TV's broadcasting of a doctored audio clip, The Nation newspaper did not attempt to play down the story the following day. Neither did it bury the story for the sake of saving the face of its sister media house. Instead, it carried the story on the front page of its print edition.

  • NEWS

    The deadly odds of pigeon racing in the Philippines

    AFP, Published on 16/05/2019

    » MANILA - It is a brutal 600-kilometre gauntlet during which competitors face searing heat, wild seas, vicious predators, and the threat of kidnapping.

  • NEWS

    Crystal Palace deny takeover talks with Thaksin

    Sports, Online Reporters, Published on 16/05/2019

    » Crystal Palace are not in talks with former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra for a possible takeover of the English Premier League club, according to the Evening Standard.

  • OPINION

    Seat selections see political ethics hit nadir

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 13/05/2019

    » The country's political ethics reached a new low after the Election Commission (EC) and the military government chose, respectively, to award MP and Senate seats to people who may not be qualified.

  • NEWS

    Eurovision hopefuls tune up in Israel amid boycott calls

    AFP, Published on 12/05/2019

    » TEL AVIV - Europe's popular annual fest of kitsch and outrageous fashion kicks off Tuesday in Tel Aviv, with Israel hoping the Eurovision Song Contest may help burnish its image despite boycott calls.

  • OPINION

    This is no democracy

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/05/2019

    » Vint Chavala, how can you call this country democratic when you have had nearly 20 coups? Sorry, but business people do make good leaders.

  • OPINION

    Learn from the past

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/05/2019

    » Re: "Empire strikes back in Game of Thanathorn", (Opinion, April 30). I agree that the political conflict between the Thai military and the Future Forward Party (FFP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit will be a long-drawn one -- and clearly there is no end in sight.

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