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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • OPINION

    NCPO risks letting coup go to waste

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 19/08/2014

    » The prevailing feeling among military supporters of Ya Hai Sia Khong, or do not let a coup go to waste, will be the bane of Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha throughout his year-long attempt at national reform.

  • OPINION

    Outdated Views On Gender Need Updating

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 27/09/2019

    » Despite Thailand's reputation as a country with a high number of female CEOs, now and again I'm reminded that there's still more work to be done to fix the outdated view on genders and the roles of women in Thailand. Here are some examples that would have feminists and SJW triggered.

  • OPINION

    Steep fines not enough

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/08/2018

    » The carnage on Thailand's roads, ranked the second deadliest in the world in 2015, is driven by a wide range of factors. In a bid to lessen the horrific slaughter and improve road safety, the Department of Land Transport (DLT) recently came up with a harsh solution, aimed at keeping unlicensed drivers off the roads.

  • OPINION

    Get serious on safety

    News, Postbag, Published on 04/06/2018

    » Re: "Carnage: An analysis of Thailand's road safety", (Spectrum, June 3).

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