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  • OPINION

    Is jailing efficient?

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/10/2018

    » Re: "Death penalty taints the record", (Editorial, Oct 14). The debate on whether the death penalty for certain crimes continues unabated with both sides putting forward their reasons for keeping it or not. The editorial, obviously on the side of abolishing it, states "...life imprisonment, without a commuting term, is a more acceptable and efficient punishment choice for people committing heinous crimes". What it failed to state is to whom is it more acceptable and how is it more efficient.

  • OPINION

    Government lottery

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/04/2019

    » The current impasse with Thai politics in selecting a prime minister might never be resolved due to the problems with the rules as stipulated in the 2017 charter. Obviously, the rules were inadequate because there is no readily available solution.

  • OPINION

    Death not a deterrent

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/06/2018

    » Re: "Prayut: 'death penalty necessary for peace'," (BP, June 19).

  • 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

    Not you too

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/03/2018

    » Re: "Don't dress sexy, dept tells women", (BP, March 22).

  • OPINION

    Show me the gaffes

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/05/2016

    » Re: "Queen, PM in diplomatic gaffes", (BP, May 12)

  • OPINION

    Ukraine is free

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/05/2016

    » In his April 30 commentary, "Clowning around is no joke anymore", Kong Rithdee claimed that: "From Ukraine to Egypt, from Myanmar to Malaysia, satirists have been threatened, charged and sometimes jailed."

  • OPINION

    Lost in translation

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/03/2017

    » I enjoyed Somsak Pola's comments in his March 2 letter, "Writing without rules" about the Thai vs English languages. However I take exception to: "The problem with Grade 6 students, however, is not regarding writing. It is about misspelling, using slang and colloquialisms which should be easy to fix. Mai pen rai."

  • OPINION

    Let's mean business

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/05/2016

    » In a May 7 online news report, the police were said to have arrested the 18-year old girlfriend of one of the policemen's sons implicated in the brutal attack and murder of a disabled bread delivery man.

  • OPINION

    Monk farce has to end

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/12/2016

    » Re: "Followers petition King to quash all charges", (BP, Dec 10).

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