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    Land of intrigues

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/09/2019

    » Under PM Prayut Chan-o-cha's leadership since 2014, there have been mysterious incidents that have led political junkies to rack their brains trying to solve them.

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    Revamp the military

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/02/2019

    » Let's briefly consider local geopolitics and the Thai military. Thailand needs China like it needs another coup. However, China needs Thailand for a variety of reasons. The US has had a longstanding favourable relationship with Thailand and is its most powerful ally.

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    Endless debt cycle

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/10/2019

    » Re: "Handouts not the solution", (Editorial, Oct 4).

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    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.

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    Hiding the truth

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/09/2019

    » Re: "Stop blaming others", (PostBag, Sept 19). Well said, Darius Hober. The worst possible solution to the threats posed by false statements would be to entrust the truth to the state, or to any other sole institution.

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    Noble no more

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/09/2019

    » An American senator is said to have coined the phrase, "The first casualty when war comes is truth", back in 1918.

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    Open your eyes

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/06/2019

    » Re: "FFP must clarify", (PostBag, June 25). Does Vint Chavala seriously believe, or believe that anyone else believes, that Thailand needs the amazing excess of army generals living high off the nation? For what, exactly? The most conspicuous achievement of that extraordinary number of army generals has for many decades been to protect the existence of generals busily plotting political careers allied to unusual wealth, which many suspect to be the primary reason Thailand has been so afflicted by military coups against its form of democratic government with a constitutional monarchy.

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    Apply the constitution

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/09/2019

    » Re: "Thamanat wins PM's backing", (BP, Sept 11).

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    Just the way it is...

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/05/2019

    » The headline on the March 26 Sunday editorial, "Politicians must put public first", caught my eye. "The interruption gave the impression that some politicians are still self-serving, rather than serving both their voters and their country. This is unfortunate." It may indeed be unfortunate, but self-serving politicians are a Thai political reality, a way of life, and no amount of rhetoric, public or private, will ever bring this practice to an end.

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    Varawut's ignorance

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/08/2019

    » After the death of yet another dugong, Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, a former investment banker and football enthusiast, offered a public apology for failing to save Jamil's life.

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