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  • OPINION

    Take a break, Sorayuth

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/03/2016

    » It was business as usual for TV news anchor Sorayuth Suthasanajinda and Channel 3 the morning after the Criminal Court on Monday found the former guilty of cheating the Mass Communications Organisation of Thailand (MCOT) out of 138.7 million baht in advertising revenue.

  • OPINION

    EC needs to be impartial

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/12/2018

    » This year, two individuals have set extraordinary examples for Thai people, demonstrating that integrity and honesty are traits that matter for those in or running for public office.

  • OPINION

    Ghost pupils haunt system

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/11/2018

    » The Ministry of Education has had many corruption cases revealed this year. Some have been of the most venal kind, including theft of funds for student meals, with pupils served starvation lunches. Officials now are trying to dismiss another significant corruption outrage as some sort of minor bookkeeping error. They must not get away with it.

  • OPINION

    Big fish go uncaught

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/06/2018

    » The Auditor-General's Office has once again flaunted its stringent efforts in tackling corruption in the state sector. In its latest findings, the office accused three officials, one supervisor who has retired, and two others, at the Energy Office in Kanchanaburi of committing fraud.

  • OPINION

    Graft in schools stunts the nation

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/06/2018

    » While graft by political office-holders is an outrightly dishonest act that betrays public trust, corruption by schools and the education system is a dishonourable act that robs children of their rights and welfare and it should be treated as a serious crime.

  • OPINION

    Graft in schools stunts the nation

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 10/06/2018

    » While graft by political office-holders is an outrightly dishonest act that betrays public trust, corruption by schools and the education system is a dishonourable act that robs children of their rights and welfare and it should be treated as a serious crime.

  • OPINION

    Malaysia's vital D-day

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/05/2018

    » A strong turnout is expected today, when Malaysians vote in the most important election in their history. On the surface, Prime Minister Najib Razak leads the incumbent Barisan Nasional, or United Front coalition against a united opposition, Pakatan Harapan, known as PH, the Alliance of Hope. The drama is intense, as former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad leads the alliance, and has possible victory in his grasp.

  • OPINION

    PM drops ball in graft fight

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/03/2018

    » Corruption has hit what is surely one of the lowest points ever in the country. Credible reports have highlighted the low crime of state employees stealing from the poorest and most vulnerable people in the country. When the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) confirms the breath-taking details around the end of the month, it will be a shocking and a sad day. As the head of a civil society group said last week, the welfare embezzlement scandal indicates huge failures by both the current government and the moribund anti-corruption groups it appointed.

  • OPINION

    End abuse of alcohol laws

    News, Editorial, Published on 08/08/2017

    » The sudden and misguided police action against social media photographs which contain alcoholic beverages must be dialled back. The so-called "crackdown" which recently engulfed eight celebrities is not just unnecessary, it is quite arguably a mis-application of a controversial law. Worse, the actual threat by police against the public on this issue is not just needless but is actually on the edge of violating civil rights.

  • OPINION

    Do not let Pluem's death be in vain

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/06/2017

    » The death of novice Supachai "Pluem" Ekkiarttikul has revealed loopholes in Thailand's monastery supervision that opens opportunities for ill-intentioned people to abuse the finances or even commit crimes.

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