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    Ban toxic glyphosate

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/05/2018

    » According to a May 24 report, the Hazardous Substance Committee, in reference to a ban on three toxic pesticides, said "there were insufficient studies confirming they were health hazards", and thus have allowed their continued use. One of the three is glyphosate, known as "Roundup".

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    Lost in translation

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/03/2017

    » I enjoyed Somsak Pola's comments in his March 2 letter, "Writing without rules" about the Thai vs English languages. However I take exception to: "The problem with Grade 6 students, however, is not regarding writing. It is about misspelling, using slang and colloquialisms which should be easy to fix. Mai pen rai."

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    Fuzzy Thai logic

    News, Postbag, Published on 19/10/2019

    » Historically, fear of communist regimes has been used by politicians to keep them alive, strive and win elections. In the USA, politicians always create a hostile enemy and introduce a powerful fear factor to get elected. For most of the last century, the USA treated China, the Soviet Union, Cuba and Sandinistas as a threat to democracy and the whole world. First, it was Soviets, later China, and in this new century, al-Qaeda and the Islamic State became the new threat. And now they have a new enemy -- immigrants from across the border from Mexico and South America. A whole generation of Americans grew up dreaming about communists taking away their freedom and democracy. Sadly, even today a big lobby of Cuban immigrants in Florida keeps those fears alive.

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    The Rules of idiocy

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/06/2019

    » Another totally useless committee has been established. This body, according to local media reports, is to lecture about the prevention of forest fires and indiscriminate burning.

  • News & article

    Respect for Prem

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/05/2019

    » Re: "Gen Prem leaves rich legacy", (Editorial, May 27). With great sadness we learn of the passing of Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, in my humble opinion, the statesman of the 20th century, a great soldier, a great peacemaker and a great communicator in difficult times, a reconciler who again united the nation and kingdom from its turmoil with communism.

  • News & article

    Police need to chill out

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/02/2017

    » Re: "Masked monks in clash with DSI as tempers flare", (BP, Feb 21).

  • News & article

    Clean up dirty politics

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/07/2016

    » Re: "Let's talk about this", (PostBag, July 15).

  • News & article

    Web grinds to a halt

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/10/2015

    » Just recently all foreign websites have become incredibly slow in Rayong. It is not possible any more to watch a news video on the website of my European newspaper and streaming coverage of the stock exchange is also lagging. Is the internet not workable any more for foreigners? How can a foreign company work here?

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