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  • OPINION

    What's past is prologue

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 21/07/2019

    » The movie Chang is a cinematic curiosity from nearly 100 years ago.

  • OPINION

    Precious lessons for protecting our nature

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/06/2016

    » Last week, there was good and bad news about the environment. I learnt a lot about environmental protection measures during my June 6-7 visit to Japan's Yakushima Island, of which 20% of the total area is registered as a World Natural Heritage Site by Unesco. Later on June 9, I was happy to hear that various groups of people planted trees on some parts of deforested land in Nan and many other Thais planted trees elsewhere and also at home.

  • OPINION

    EC has no vision

    News, Postbag, Published on 28/03/2019

    » A conscientious Election Commission would have counted the 1,500 ballots from New Zealand that arrived at their precincts after ballot counting had begun.True, the law allows for them to not be counted, but a duty-bound, proactive EC would have noted that the ballots' delay was not any fault of the voters, nor had they been tampered with en route.

  • OPINION

    Rich pickings for police

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/08/2016

    » It was reported (BP, Aug 19) the Agricultural Land Reform Office is mulling what to do with two luxury mansions seized from two former police officers accused of unlawfully owning the land. One mansion was said to be worth over 35 million baht, while one plot of land is 535 rai.

  • OPINION

    It need not be the end of the road

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 27/06/2016

    » Route 3077, a small lane that cuts through the heart of Khao Yai National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site, is one of my favourite drives. Several times my family brought me to this national park when I was very young.

  • OPINION

    Tigers, greed: The modern Thai temple

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/06/2016

    » Among the most notorious of the influential monks, it's Luang Ta Chan, otherwise known as Phra Archan Phusit Khantitharo, the abbot of the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, who amazes me the most.

  • OPINION

    Avoiding a religious row

    News, Editorial, Published on 20/01/2016

    » It is unclear why authorities in the South have pushed a project for a new Buddhist park in Pattani province. Indeed, as of yesterday at least, provincial officials had provided no specifics. The central government seems confused but it is crystal clear that local people have grave doubts, and have spoken about them clearly.

  • OPINION

    Dressing up what 'Thainess' means

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/04/2015

    » It is not an overstatement to say the past two weeks have been a happy time in my life in the wake of a new trend for Thais to wear traditional costumes in everyday life. The reason is simple — I collect Thai handwoven textiles and want to wear them often.

  • OPINION

    Agri-business must help solve haze problem

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 24/03/2015

    » The country's giant agri-business sector must stop denying responsibility and take the lead in helping solve the problem of smoke haze caused by burning off maize trash in the North.

  • OPINION

    Tackling firestarters to beat smog

    News, Mark Simmerman, Published on 11/04/2019

    » The response of the government to the PM2.5 crisis in the northern region has been slow and woefully inadequate. Confidence in our leadership, both local and national, has been shaken to the core.

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