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  • OPINION

    Local options key to FDI

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/06/2019

    » Thailand is moving ahead with plans to overhaul its infrastructure to build up transport networks and improve logistic efficiency across the country.

  • OPINION

    Thailand still lags in LGBT issues

    News, Editorial, Published on 19/05/2019

    » In what appears to be a historic move on LBGT rights, Taiwan has legalised same-sex marriage, with the law sailing through parliament by 66 to 27 votes.

  • OPINION

    Activists need protection

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/05/2019

    » Thailand's already battered human rights record has fallen another notch following reports of the mysterious disappearance of three activists accused of lese majeste while in exile in Vietnam.

  • OPINION

    Liberalisation voices grow

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/04/2019

    » The marijuana expo that took place last weekend in Buri Ram proves that there is a rising demand for liberalisation of cannabis in Thailand.

  • OPINION

    Allow judicial criticism

    News, Editorial, Published on 19/04/2019

    » When law lecturer-turned-politician Piyabutr Saengkanokkul read out a statement by his Future Forward Party (FFP) on the Constitutional Court's dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart Party in March, it did not cause him much trouble.

  • OPINION

    An S44 order too many

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/04/2019

    » In what has been branded abuse of power, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has invoked the all-powerful Section 44 to delay payments by the three big mobile players and bail out digital TV operators from their financial obligations.

  • OPINION

    Envoy flak over the top

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/04/2019

    » It's rare that the police should act in a more diplomatic manner than the Foreign Affairs Ministry when it comes to the handling of the same issue. But that's what exactly has happened in the past week in connection with legal proceedings in a high-profile political case against Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

  • OPINION

    Stop creep of 'full Sharia'

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/04/2019

    » On Tuesday, an LGBTI group protested outside the Brunei embassy in Bangkok, rallying against the tiny oil-rich nation's imposition on April 3 of full Sharia law, which among other barbaric acts punishes sodomy by stoning offenders to death.

  • OPINION

    Speak out on barbarism

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/04/2019

    » While the world is fixated on Brunei's plan to fully implement Islamic Sharia law, which will see draconian punishments such as stoning to death for offences such as adultery and sodomy, as well as amputation for theft, the Association of Southeast Nation (Asean) has remained silent on the matter. How disappointing.

  • OPINION

    Virachai's death loss to the nation

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/03/2019

    » The untimely death of Virachai Plasai, the Thai ambassador to the United States, is a great loss to Thailand's diplomacy and the country's state service.

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