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  • OPINION

    The glue doesn't stick

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/06/2019

    » The excuse that the "skewed scales must have been due to poor glueing during its making" offered by the director of the Chumpholphonphisai School in explanation for the controversial Wai Kru flower arrangements as reported in the Bangkok Post's June 15 edition, is priceless.

  • 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.

  • NEWS

    Foreign minister rejects US editorial

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 12/06/2019

    » Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai has dismissed an editorial piece run by the <i>Washington Post</i> which suggested the United States hold back on resuming diplomatic ties with Thailand despite the fact that Gen Prayut secured his second term as premier through a parliamentary vote last Wednesday.

  • NEWS

    Twitter slams PM vote with #RIPTHAILAND

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 07/06/2019

    » Many Twitter users have been venting their disappointment with the result of parliament's vote to select the prime minister late on Wednesday night, making the hashtag #RIPTHAILAND Thailand's most popular Twitter trend.

  • OPINION

    Stuck in our own Orwellian nightmare

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 04/06/2019

    » Go and read Animal Farm. Watch Inception too, as they may help us appreciate the multilayered paradoxes that are Thai politics today. After all the diversions, however, the reality remains that the 2017 constitution must be rewritten, or we will be forever stuck with "all votes are equal but some votes are more equal than others".

  • NEWS

    So who wields influence now?

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 28/05/2019

    » The passing of Privy Council president Gen Prem Tinsulanonda is unlikely to diminish the political power wielded by the "three military brothers" led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, according to a military source.

  • NEWS

    Surayud steps in as acting head

    News, Published on 29/05/2019

    » Former prime minister and privy councillor Gen Surayud Chulanont has been appointed acting president of the Privy Council, replacing the late Gen Prem Tinsulanonda.

  • 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

    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

    Instability threatens economic growth

    News, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 27/04/2019

    » Without decisive winners from the March 24 poll, there are fears that political instability will affect the country's economy. Such concerns are understandable given that three parties, namely the pro-military Palang Pracharath Party, and Pheu Thai Party and Future Forward Party (which brand themselves as the anti-regime camp), are engaging in a post-election tug of war.

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