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  • 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

    Vox regimen

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/05/2019

    » Re: "Majority disagree with EC endorsement of party MPs: Suan Dusit poll", (BP, May 12). A popular Latin maxim goes, "Vox populi, vox Dei," or "The voice of the people is the voice of God" and this is why countries hold elections.

  • 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

    Journos under threat as world marks Press Day

    News, Jeremy Walden-Schertz, Published on 04/05/2019

    » As the globe marked World Press Freedom Day yesterday, journalists were commemorating the one-year-anniversary of dual suicide bombings in Kabul which killed nine of their colleagues. Meanwhile, separate attacks in Khost and Kandahar at about the same time killed another two journalists as well as dozens of civilians. In addition to mourning, the media community also conveyed its enduring respect for these journalists who had risked their lives on a daily basis to report the news.

  • OPINION

    Perpetuating sexism through prayers

    News, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Is it possible that women's lower status in Thai society has something to do with the way we Thai Buddhists pray?

  • OPINION

    Ban Plainern saga shows city never learns

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 25/04/2019

    » Art enthusiasts are looking forward to next Monday, when they will have the chance to tour Ban Plainern, the former residence of Prince Naris, the master artist of Rattanakosin.

  • 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

    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.

  • NEWS

    'Cyber warriors' sway Indian election

    AFP, Published on 16/05/2019

    » NEW DELHI - India's election watchdog says it has forced Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to take down hundreds of posts during the country's election but experts say it is just a drop in an ocean of misinformation that has engulfed voters.

  • OPINION

    More than 'som tam'

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/05/2019

    » It is indeed good news to know that the Maya Bay closure will be extended until 2021. (BP, May 9). Last year's closure resulted in ecological recovery, which is a promising sign. To be frank, I previously did not think Thais could put short-term self interest aside and cooperate for long-term benefits. It's also good news that they will implement the online e-ticketing system for transparency purposes.

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