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  • OPINION

    A step forward

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/04/2019

    » Re: "FM's outburst", (BP, April 10). I could understand Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai's outburst at the diplomatic saga which took place at Pathumwan police station where 12 diplomats from the EU, UN and Western embassies were present to observe the sedition proceedings against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, Future Forward Party leader. But I have two observations:

  • OPINION

    Sheer happiness for the 1%

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/12/2018

    » Re: "Report: Thailand most unequal country in 2018", (BP, Dec 7).

  • OPINION

    Set in stone

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/01/2019

    » Re: "Government admits election delay", (BP, Jan 4).

  • OPINION

    Cops have licence to print money

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/06/2018

    » I believe the Royal Thai Police (RTP) in Chiang Mai and other areas have been handed a golden money-making opportunity.

  • OPINION

    Axes to grind

    News, Postbag, Published on 06/03/2018

    » There is a story in the March 4 edition of the Sydney Morning Herald with fascinating parallels to recent <i>Bangkok Post</i> headlines about the "Axe Ladies".

  • OPINION

    Biblical timekeeping

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/02/2018

    » In his Feb 12 column, Khun Veera Prateepchaikul said: "Poaching probe shows signs of slippage. Forty-eight days! Why so long for a case which is not complicated at all?"

  • OPINION

    Nothing to crow about

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/11/2017

    » The junta is flapping and crowing about Thailand having moved up on the World Bank's Index, "Ease of Doing Business for 2018", from 46th to 26th, a giant leap of 20 paces. Hmm...

  • OPINION

    Leave Yingluck be

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 13/01/2018

    » Re: "Officials 'must capture Yingluck'," (BP, Jan 12). We should all extend our sympathy to the government for having to resist pressure from various sources to pursue extradition proceedings against Yingluck Shinawatra.

  • OPINION

    Army is the suspect

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/11/2017

    » The army should stop insisting it can impartially investigate the death of army cadet Pakapong "Moei" Tanyakan on campus, for "The louder he talked of his honour, the faster we counted our spoons" (Ralph Waldo Emerson).

  • 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.

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