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  • NEWS

    Foreign minister rejects US editorial

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 12/06/2019

    » Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai has dismissed an editorial piece run by the <i>Washington Post</i> which suggested the United States hold back on resuming diplomatic ties with Thailand despite the fact that Gen Prayut secured his second term as premier through a parliamentary vote last Wednesday.

  • OPINION

    Just the way it is...

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/05/2019

    » The headline on the March 26 Sunday editorial, "Politicians must put public first", caught my eye. "The interruption gave the impression that some politicians are still self-serving, rather than serving both their voters and their country. This is unfortunate." It may indeed be unfortunate, but self-serving politicians are a Thai political reality, a way of life, and no amount of rhetoric, public or private, will ever bring this practice to an end.

  • 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.

  • NEWS

    Silence, suppression in China on 30th Tiananmen anniversary

    AFP, Published on 04/06/2019

    » BEIJING - China is set to mark 30 years since the deadly Tiananmen crackdown with a wall of silence on Tuesday after arresting activists and tightening internet censorship ahead of the politically sensitive anniversary.

  • 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.

  • NEWS

    China raises tariffs on $60bn in US goods

    AFP, Published on 01/06/2019

    » BEIJING: China on Saturday officially increased tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods as it prepares to release a blacklist of "unreliable" foreign companies that analysts say aims to punish US and foreign firms cutting off supplies to the telecoms giant Huawei.

  • NEWS

    China accuses US of 'naked economic terrorism'

    AFP, Published on 30/05/2019

    » BEIJING: China accused the United States of "naked economic terrorism" on Thursday as Beijing ramps up the rhetoric in their trade war.

  • NEWS

    China steps up threat to deprive US of rare earths

    AFP, Published on 29/05/2019

    » BEIJING - Chinese state media on Wednesday dangled the threat of cutting exports of rare earths to the United States as a counter-strike in the trade war, potentially depriving Washington of a key resource used to make everything from smartphones to military hardware.

  • NEWS

    A remarkable life

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 27/05/2019

    » Thais and the international community are in mourning over the death of Privy Council president and statesman Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, who passed away from heart failure at a hospital on Sunday morning at the age of 98.

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