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  • 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

    Burkini ban is ridiculous

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/09/2016

    » The French government's decision to create an uproar over women who cover up on the country's beaches was always going to be trouble. In a way, the ban on the so-called "burkini" bathing wear is reminiscent of the equally misguided attempt by our own government to ban Islamic head wear in schools. Such state interference is not just unnecessary but divisive. The Paris government would be wise to consider the lessons learned in Thailand, accept they were wrong and abandon this poorly conceived law.

  • NEWS

    PM's 6 questions 'designed to rile critics'

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 10/11/2017

    » The latest round of questions posed to the public by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha shows fairly unequivocally that the regime hopes to retain its grip on power after next November's election, either with the help of an existing political party or one that could be set up for this purpose.

  • OPINION

    Going potty over luck at Govt House

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 10/05/2017

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha likes to remind us he is not a politician -- a statement that in a way reflects his perceived superiority. Basically, he wants it known he is in a different league.

  • OPINION

    Rules of the game

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/08/2016

    » If someone illegally takes control of a ship its called piracy and it's a very serious offence. When people interfere with the planned flight of an aircraft it's known as hijacking and carries a severe punishment. One would think an even greater offence would be the illegal ousting of an elected government by an armed group, commonly known as a coup d'etat which in some countries would carry the most extreme penalty.

  • OPINION

    The real booze issue

    News, Postbag, Published on 04/03/2016

    » Re: "Activists demand big hike in booze taxes", (Online, March 2).

  • LEARNING

    Nasa mission aborted: Leadership lacking

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 29/06/2012

    » Pioneer science research mission on weather & climate change ends in politicians accusing each other & threatening to sue each other.

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