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    GPS tracking is Big Brother

    News, Editorial, Published on 23/10/2019

    » In his efforts to tackle the country's notorious road slaughter, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has come up with a "Big Brother" touch. For the sake of safer roads, he has proposed that Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers be installed in all privately owned vehicles to monitor drivers and punish those violating speed limits and other traffic laws.


    New list, same problems

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/10/2019

    » The latest Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) released by the World Economic Forum, which saw Thailand's ranking drop by two notches, is caused by two key issues that have hindered the country's development for a long time. These issues need to be addressed now.


    Flood response needs overhaul

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/10/2019

    » Nearly two months after storm-induced floods hit Ubon Ratchathani and other northeastern provinces, the state has sluggishly offered help to those who have suffered from a disaster said to be the most serious in almost two decades.


    NHRC judge plea is futile

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/10/2019

    » The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has suffered another major setback. Last week, NHRC chairman, What Tingsamit, called on the chief judges of the Supreme Court and Supreme Administrative Court to appoint a new commissioner to enable the agency to function temporarily.


    Handouts not the solution

    News, Editorial, Published on 04/10/2019

    » As doubts persist over whether the 1,000-baht cash-handout and 15% cash-rebate schemes will boost local tourism, the government has hinted that it is considering a "second phase" of this splurge.


    Don't scrimp on healthcare

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/09/2019

    » Achieving universal healthcare coverage by 2030 is one of the targets within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health. It is a target that Thailand achieved when it rolled out universal healthcare coverage (UHC), known locally as the 30-baht healthcare scheme, in 2002.


    Time to take smog seriously

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/09/2019

    » As winter approaches, ultra-fine PM2.5 dust particles start to blanket Bangkok and other cities, posing a health threat to the public.


    Black arts at BACC

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/09/2019

    » Ongoing turmoil at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is threatening to sabotage the city's bid to become a global cultural crossroads.


    Warming up to draft's end

    News, Editorial, Published on 23/09/2019

    » Once a fierce opponent of ideas to abolish military conscription, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha recently signalled a possible change of heart -- or at least, a more open heart.


    Our car-free days just token effort

    News, Editorial, Published on 22/09/2019

    » For another year, today's Bangkok Car Free Day, the local version of an annual awareness-raising event observed in cities across the world, has been reduced to a PR stunt by the city administration and central government.

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