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  • OPINION

    Courthouse death casts an ugly pall

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/07/2018

    » When Supachai Kanlahasunthorn learned that the Criminal Court acquitted a defendant whom he believed killed his son two years ago in Bangkok's Din Daeng area for "lack of evidence", the man was devastated.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    Fretting over fishy business

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/03/2018

    » The government's decision to import fresh fish from a radioactive-contaminated area in Japan's Fukushima prefecture has raised alarm among consumer groups. Such concerns bring no surprise.

  • OPINION

    Stop press intimidation

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/01/2018

    » The Thai Journalists Association wound up the year by issuing a depressing statement. It rated 2017 as yet another year where the free press was regulated and intimidated by the military government. The TJA said the regime hinders the media by restricting freedom of expression. And it says this causes public harm by not allowing examination and by barring criticism of the junta, collectively and individually.

  • OPINION

    Hypocrisy on abortion

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/11/2017

    » The arrest of a nurse for providing abortions in Nakhon Ratchasima should serve as a wake-up call on this important social issue. Suwanna Kaewsawang, 56, a certified health care professional, was charged with operating an abortion service in her converted apartment. While her legal case continues, it is clear that officials of the Ministry of Public Health -- who directed the police raid -- are far behind the curve on a subject no one really wants to talk about, but must.

  • OPINION

    Road blocks of denial

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/06/2017

    » A wedding is supposed to be a joyful affair.

  • OPINION

    Keep a lid on Songkran

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/04/2017

    » The Songkran Festival officially begins today. Unlike previous years, the water splashing activities especially in Bangkok will take place in regulated calmness thanks to a series of state orders that are driven by the need to promote road safety and curb traffic-related fatalities.

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