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  • OPINION

    Government lottery

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/04/2019

    » The current impasse with Thai politics in selecting a prime minister might never be resolved due to the problems with the rules as stipulated in the 2017 charter. Obviously, the rules were inadequate because there is no readily available solution.

  • OPINION

    Check his credentials

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/09/2019

    » Re: "Thamanat wins PM's backing", (BP, Sept 11). As a reformist, Prime Minister Pra-yut Chan-o-cha should quickly verify Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Capt Thamanat Prompow's claims that he didn't (a) plead guilty to charges of drug trafficking in Australia and (b) didn't serve a four-year jail sentence for his crime, thus disqualifying him from office.

  • OPINION

    A taxing argument

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/03/2019

    » A reader in his March 23 letter makes a fair comment on two-tiered pricing for foreigners. But he then goes on to quantify the government's policy of a two-tiered charging system by saying that some farang do not pay taxes. I would dispute this. I am assuming by "some farang" he means tourists, as all foreigners living and working here pay tax in one form or another.

  • OPINION

    Cops have licence to print money

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/06/2018

    » I believe the Royal Thai Police (RTP) in Chiang Mai and other areas have been handed a golden money-making opportunity.

  • LIFE

    From the Big Apple to the Big Mango

    Muse, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 26/05/2018

    » It's all been there done that on the Cannes Lion advertising award circuit for Kantapon Metheekul. The young creative executive has won many awards, been featured in several publications and has illustrated for a handful of high street and luxury fashion brands -- but that's not his true calling. As someone who loved to draw since he was five, it was only natural that Kantapon's veins throbbed to become a full-time artist -- to draw his own creations and not what others briefed him to. After three years of working for advertising agencies, he packed his bags and headed to New York to become an artist.

  • OPINION

    Complex education

    News, Postbag, Published on 01/06/2018

    » Re: "Students struggle to get seats", (BP, May 31).

  • THAILAND

    Project Singapore gathers pace

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 23/04/2017

    » Bangkok is a semi-province under the central regime, "governed" (literally) by a police general, Aswin Kwanmuang. He was working at City Hall when the general prime minister tapped him on the shoulder last October and dubbed him Baron of Bangkok, lord of all that the military regime doesn't want to bother with.

  • OPINION

    A live edit

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/07/2016

    » In the news report of the green light for charter debates (BP, July 22), Election Commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn was quoted as saying: "The first TV debate on the draft charter will be taped today and will be broadcast on Monday."

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