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  • OPINION

    Help the poor, PM

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/05/2018

    » If this government is unable to win over the poor, it is almost guaranteed that the "Burn, Bangkok, Burn" party will return to power and who knows what lame brain policies Thaksin Shinawatra will come up with.

  • THAILAND

    Abhisit OK working with military

    News, Dave Kendall, Published on 17/03/2019

    » Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says he wants "a mandate from the ballot box straight away" to become Thailand's next prime minister, that he would join a no-confidence motion against a future Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha if there were "good reasons" and categorically rules out supporting any future coups -- although he's open to working with pro-military Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) "if the government is not corrupt and will not carry on with non-democratic processes".

  • OPINION

    Future Forward Party -- whose future?

    News, Published on 01/11/2018

    » Branding itself as a choice for first-time voters, both the "red" and "yellow" middle-class Thais who are tired of the military regime and colour-coded conflicts, the newly formed Future Forward Party is by far one of the most prominent parties in Thai politics.

  • THAILAND

    BBC report on Thais' Israel plight stirs fuss

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 28/11/2018

    » The Thai government must review the labour agreement between Thailand and Israel after a recent news report surfaced of Thai workers facing abuse and exploitation, according to Samarn Laodamrongchai, a researcher at Chulalongkorn University's East Asian Studies Institute.

  • LIFE

    Into the strange forest

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/09/2016

    » The dirt road is dry and red, scorched by the Isan sun. The headmaster is wary, sardonic, and enervated by the heat. The students, or at least some of them, are bored and ironic ("What do you want to be when you grow up?" a teacher asks. "A bank robber," he deadpans.) Next to this poor state school is a forest, sun-dappled, mysterious and probably haunted. Girls are warned not to go in there because they may never come back out.

  • OPINION

    Not feeling blessed

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/10/2017

    » Re: "Blessed by the junta", (PostBag, Oct 20).

  • THAILAND

    Detention centres stuck in past century

    Spectrum, Published on 18/02/2018

    » 'Thailand 4.0" is the military government's oft-heard catchphrase, but Thailand's immigration detention system is a relic from a previous century. The need for detention centre reform is not simply humanitarian, but economic, social and political.

  • WORLD

    London fire toll now 58; Queen cites sombre mood

    New York Times, Published on 18/06/2017

    » LONDON -- London police said Saturday that the death toll from the inferno at the Grenfell Tower in west London had risen to 58.

  • SPORTS

    The Seagulls have landed in top flight

    Sports, Nobby Piles, Published on 22/04/2017

    » Brighton and Hove Albion clinched promotion to the Premier League this week, a considerable achievement for a team which came within a whisker of dropping out of the Football League 20 years ago.

  • OPINION

    You don't know better

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/08/2016

    » "Sunday's referendum results show Thais are sick of politicians' games and want a cleaner form of democracy", (BP, Aug 8). The article quoted people making exactly the kind of comments you would have expected and showed their arrogance and disdain for ordinary people.

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