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  • OPINION

    Open your eyes

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/06/2019

    » Re: "FFP must clarify", (PostBag, June 25). Does Vint Chavala seriously believe, or believe that anyone else believes, that Thailand needs the amazing excess of army generals living high off the nation? For what, exactly? The most conspicuous achievement of that extraordinary number of army generals has for many decades been to protect the existence of generals busily plotting political careers allied to unusual wealth, which many suspect to be the primary reason Thailand has been so afflicted by military coups against its form of democratic government with a constitutional monarchy.

  • OPINION

    FFP 'Illuminati' charge based on unjustified fear

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 06/08/2019

    » At 87 years old, Thailand's constitutional monarchy is not among the world's oldest nor has it been the most robust. Still, it has beaten the odds and remained our system of governance.

  • OPINION

    Army unwilling to yield to democracy

    News, Erich Parpart, Published on 31/07/2019

    » For the country like Thailand where the military staged two putsches within the past 13 years, a coup d'état should no longer be necessary.

  • OPINION

    TM30 tentacles

    News, Postbag, Published on 01/08/2019

    » Re: "TM30 a shot in the foot", (Editorial, July 31).

  • OPINION

    Find a 'middle path'

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/07/2019

    » Re: "Don't worry, be happy", (PostBag, July 15).

  • OPINION

    Admit errors, cure the ills

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/06/2019

    » Unlike China's communist dictatorship, which has delivered rapid and sustained high economic growth since 1979, Thailand's authoritarian rule over the past five years has presided over only slow growth in the economy.

  • OPINION

    Thailand's tale told via 'The Nation'

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 28/06/2019

    » Nearly five decades ago, The Nation newspaper started out as a pro-democracy, anti-military news organisation. It was fiercely independent and invariably hard-hitting vis-à-vis the powers-that-be. An English-language newspaper owned by Thais from the outset, it prided itself for having neither fear nor favour. Its lamentable expiry as a print newspaper today -- an online version will continue -- provides multiple parallels for Thailand's contemporary political history, ongoing polarisation and the changing nature of the business of journalism worldwide.

  • OPINION

    What chance of draining this swamp?

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 23/06/2019

    » My commiserations to that poor woman who fell into the sewer on her way to work last Tuesday.

  • OPINION

    Military 'efficiency' will torpedo EEC

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 21/08/2019

    » Since being initiated by technocrats and the previous government in 2015, the government's flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) has been touted as a new special economic zone that will transform Thailand into a high-tech economy.

  • OPINION

    Not seeing the truth

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/08/2019

    » Re: "Thailand needs more 'wonder women''', (Opinion, Aug 7). If the concern is how women's dress codes in Thailand reflect their submissive or inferior role, how can Ms Pannika and Ms Pattamawan not see the more and more strict forms of hijab women in southern Thailand have to wear? How can they not see and protest against the state imposing the hijab on primary school girls in the country? A few weeks ago, this newspaper had an article about a recycling shoe workshop showing, without comments, a woman in a burka. A burka, in Thailand!

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