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  • THAILAND

    Police crack down on road racers

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 20/08/2014

    » Police are cracking down on motorcycle street racers who turn out in large numbers on major city roads and have set themselves the ambitious target of ridding the streets of racers within seven days.

  • EASY NEWS

    Motorcycle racers targeted

    Published on 18/10/2012

    » Young motorcycle racers may take police warnings more seriously if a new tyre puncturing device is put into use on Bangkok streets.

  • THAILAND

    The boy racers

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 27/07/2015

    » Pimply faced teenage schoolmates Art, Odd and Arm have one common passion: street motorcycle racing. It is an illegal passion, but a hobby they say has earned them the love and attention they do not get at home.

  • OPINION

    Lacking education is prison without the bars

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 05/06/2015

    » The mass arrest of young motorcycle racers in Bangkok earlier this week once again put the issue of parental responsibility into the public spotlight. Whenever minors commit crimes, parents are suddenly left being held to account. Not friends. Not schools. Parents alone. 

  • OPINION

    Has reform failed, or has it even begun?

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 23/06/2015

    » Maybe it's the natural swing of the pendulum — what goes up must come down — and that explains why we have gone from fight-to-the-death battles against inequality a few years ago, to high-minded campaigns for national reform last year, to struggles against overpriced lotteries, motorcycle racers and the age-old question of whether casinos should be allowed to operate legally in Thailand now.

  • OPINION

    Pedestrians, keep calm and be mindful

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 29/11/2018

    » Readers from most countries would probably have been shocked by the recent story of a teenage girl in Bangkok who was knocked down while walking along a footpath by a speeding motorcycle.

  • OPINION

    A lack of oxygen?

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/07/2018

    » Yesterday's online news report quoted Naval Special Warfare Commander Apakorn Yukongkaew as saying that ex-Seal diver Saman Kunan collapsed on his way back after delivering oxygen tanks inside the cave.

  • LIFE

    You're just a big kid!

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 13/01/2017

    » It's okay to be a kid every now and then. By that, we don't mean asking your parents for permission to go out, throwing a tantrum when you don't get what you want or picking your nose and eating the booger either. Eww.

  • OPINION

    Democracy on trial

    News, Postbag, Published on 12/07/2016

    » Eric Bahrt in his letter, "Better late than never", (BP, July 10) demanded that I, among others, apologise for being a junta apologist and anti-democracy advocate. That is funny, allow me to explain why.

  • OPINION

    Double-edged sword called Section 44

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/03/2017

    » At first, the interim charter's Section 44 appears like a hidden sword that a knight in shining armour brings out only to fight a justifiable cause. Indeed, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha makes us believe so. Power and force will be used when necessary and applied constructively, we are told.

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