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  • OPINION

    Pie in the sky?

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/06/2018

    » Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, and the Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) are aiming high. By 2021, three major airports, namely Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-Tapao will have a collective capacity to handle up to 200 million passengers a year.

  • OPINION

    Dusit Zoo should become a park

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/12/2017

    » With a new land plot given to the Zoological Park Organisation by the palace, the country will soon welcome a new bigger zoo. The land, which was among nine plots bestowed to the government by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn last month, is located in the Klong 6 area of Pathum Thani's Thanyaburi district.

  • OPINION

    Rethink EEC land use plan

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/11/2017

    » The military regime's relentless efforts to promote economic development have merit. But it is not always a case of the ends justifying the means as it may claim.

  • OPINION

    Questionable reform plan

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/09/2017

    » Last week's quiet revelation of a reorganisation of the army's most secretive unit raises startling and important issues. According to a source within the Internal Security Operations Command, there are plans already afoot to make Isoc, in effect, in charge of strategic security. That includes all intelligence gathering, immigration policy, the battles involving terrorism and transnational crime, and the war against illicit drugs. This deserves greater public airing.

  • OPINION

    City in ruins, IS still a threat

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/06/2017

    » The disgraceful story of Marawi City in the southern Philippines is an embarrassment to the country's president, Rodrigo Duterte. But it is a threat to Asean neighbours, including Thailand. Southeast Asia today is not only a target of the Islamic State (IS) but an actual threat which could, and should, have been avoided.

  • OPINION

    Don't blow windfall tax

    News, Editorial, Published on 08/06/2017

    » The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) has made the right move in proposing a windfall tax on land values inflated by state infrastructure developments. As the proposal is still under the drafting process, it needs full backing from the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and the government if the military regime is serious about narrowing income disparities.

  • OPINION

    A traffic nightmare

    News, Editorial, Published on 19/09/2016

    » With almost clockwork reliability, another plea has been made for a resolution to Bangkok's enigmatic traffic problems.

  • OPINION

    Gateway plan erodes trust

    News, Editorial, Published on 06/10/2015

    » The reason why the government has such a huge credibility problem over its plans to establish a one-gateway internet system is its refusal to come clean. From the moment the new internet plan became public, authorities have tried to spin the plan instead of portray it honestly. This is despite the fact that cabinet directives have made it clear it is a security proposal.

  • OPINION

    Call halt to mining bill

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/09/2015

    » The Industry Ministry's recent decision to expand gold mining surveys and concessions in 12 provinces is facing fierce protests from locals, and rightly so. Unless the plan is halted, the country is set to experience many tragedies from deadly pollution. 

  • OPINION

    Stop the city sinking

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/07/2015

    » The report should have been alarming. It should have shaken all authorities to the core and sent them into a frantic mode searching for a possible solution.

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