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  • OPINION

    The glue doesn't stick

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/06/2019

    » The excuse that the "skewed scales must have been due to poor glueing during its making" offered by the director of the Chumpholphonphisai School in explanation for the controversial Wai Kru flower arrangements as reported in the Bangkok Post's June 15 edition, is priceless.

  • 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.

  • OPINION

    NLA's cyber bill rush shows poor intent

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 04/03/2019

    » The coup-installed National Legislative Assembly (NLA) last week approved the controversial cybersecurity bill, shrugging off public concerns over its threats to personal and corporate data privacy and human rights issues.

  • OPINION

    Riled at poor BTS service

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/06/2018

    » After almost four days of rush-hour delays, the BTS Skytrain operator managed to "assure" passengers on Thursday that a solution to the problem had been found.

  • OPINION

    Only the poor end up dying screaming

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 11/01/2018

    » If you had a million dollars to spend (but not on yourself), where would it do the most good? Well, the cost to cover morphine or a morphine-equivalent pain relief treatment for all the sick children younger than 15 years who are in really serious pain in low-income countries would be just $1 million (33.4 million baht) per year. About half of them of those children are going to die, but with morphine at least they wouldn't die screaming.

  • OPINION

    Poor conduct on part of bus management

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 05/10/2017

    » 'C'mon, come back up here and let's go," a female bus conductor told a group of students stranded at a city bus stop in a loud voice, offering help to the youngsters who were lost en route.

  • OPINION

    Abetting persecution

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/01/2019

    » Under military rule, Thailand has become cruel and heartless -- repeatedly colluding with repressive foreign governments to intercept asylum seekers and send them back to face life-threatening dangers.

  • OPINION

    Street-food plan starves poor of choice

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 20/04/2017

    » Soon after being hailed as the city with the world's best street food by CNN, and with the Michelin Guide announcing it will visit Thailand this year, City Hall which is known to have a love-hate relationship with street vendors, yesterday decided to keep street food in certain spots in the capital -- to serve tourists, not residents.

  • OPINION

    Inequality exposed

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/12/2018

    » The economy expert Banyong Pongpanich was studying recent statistics last week when he made an interesting discovery. Based on figures reported in the latest annual Global Wealth Databook by Credit Suisse (CS), the inequality gap in Thailand has become the worst in the world. The figure represents national assets held and controlled by a nation's richest 1%, compared with the other 99%. In Thailand, that 1% is about 500,000, compared with the 50 million Thais of working ages.

  • OPINION

    Feet of clay

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 19/08/2019

    » Late last month, many Buddhist followers in Thailand were delighted with the news that four phra farang, or Western monks, were granted samanasak or honorary ecclesiastical titles by HM the King.

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