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  • OPINION

    Oblivious army

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/09/2019

    » According to the latest UN report on rising sea levels, Bangkok is one of the cities that will be experiencing yearly floods 30 years from now. If the military was really serious about protecting the country, they would be using their budget to move their more vulnerable installations to higher ground and buying equipment to combat floods instead of the attack helicopters, missiles and rockets that army commander Gen Apirat Kongsompong wants.

  • OPINION

    Poor meant to suffer

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/09/2019

    » Re: "Ubon flood saga catches govt napping", (Opinion, Sept 20). The whole problem has many answers. Corruption, low education, but mostly the higher-ups just don't care about poor people and especially those from the North and Northeast even more so.

  • OPINION

    Face the dirty truth

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/08/2019

    » I am writing about a recent report on the decline in tourism to Phuket. Perhaps the Thai government and the Thai people don't want to face the facts.

  • OPINION

    Why do we need conscripts?

    News, Postbag, Published on 03/03/2019

    » Re: "Conscription call 'to make army better'", (BP, March 1). Why does the army need conscripts? Definitely not to clean for some general or in fact any superior officer. As one general said, we have remote-controlled drones which can be fitted with cameras to guard the borders. A few of the drones can cover a large area without putting any lives at risk, and can also pinpoint where the enemy is. Something for the army to think about.

  • OPINION

    Damned if you do ... but they don't

    News, Postbag, Published on 06/01/2019

    » Re: "History repeats as graftbusters fall flat", (Opinion, Jan 4). Surasak Glahan's commentary on the frustrating dearth of objectivity, independence, fortitude and integrity of the National Anti-Corruption Commission is largely on the mark.

  • OPINION

    Noisy riders are relevant

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/10/2018

    » Re: "Summary execution", (PostBag, Oct 6). Unfortunately, my letter was cruelly edited to the point that it made little sense. In my original, I included photographs in support, and said that although a (very weak) argument could be made for motorcycles riding on the footpath against the flow of traffic, none can be made for those that ride on the footpath with the flow of traffic.

  • OPINION

    Phoenix: facts first

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/07/2018

    » Re: "Phuket boat tragedy shows our indifference", (Opinion, July 9).

  • OPINION

    Bad parks image

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/06/2018

    » Thai prisons are full of non-violent offenders including for petty crimes.

  • OPINION

    Being legal doesn't mean it's just

    News, Postbag, Published on 29/04/2018

    » Re: "Regime must forget 'face' and do right thing".

  • OPINION

    Trump in the swamp

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/12/2017

    » Re: "Ethical dilemmas", (PostBag, Dec 25).

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