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  • OPINION

    Reaching the finish line in Rio's Games

    Oped, Roger Crutchley, Published on 21/08/2016

    » Because of the 10-hour time difference, it's been quite gruelling following that sporting event down in the land where "coffee beans grow by the billions" -- I still can't get that song out of my head. I can safely claim to have dozed off while watching swimming, boxing, badminton, golf (sorry Ariya) and missing far too many gold medal performances.

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    Established in 1946 … that's some time ago

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 29/07/2018

    » It was with slightly mixed feelings that I read the <i>Bangkok Post</i> will celebrate its 72nd anniversary on Wednesday - Aug 1. Any newspaper that has lasted that long and in the process survived approximately 15 coups or attempted coups and assorted other upheavals, deserves a pat on the back.

  • OPINION

    Great escapes … and some not so great

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 03/09/2017

    » Recent events have got me thinking about some of the great escapes that have occurred in Thailand over the years, although I think the latest episode is the first time someone like political philosopher Montesquieu has found himself in the thick of things.

  • OPINION

    Beware those naughty days of the week

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 31/05/2015

    » There was an item in the Bangkok Post on Wednesday featuring a sign attached to a tent that read in Thai, “Rawang sao” (beware of the pole). Below it, someone had helpfully written an English translation, or rather mistranslation, which read “Beware Saturday”.

  • OPINION

    Phantom knicker nicker gets nicked

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 25/11/2012

    » Bangkok police experienced something of a surprise when they raided the home of a suspect in a 10-million-baht jewellery heist last week. For a start, the suspect's wife was allegedly wearing some of the more attractive stolen bangles _ not perhaps the smartest idea after a major robbery. Even Inspector Clouseau might have suspected something was up.

  • OPINION

    Police help crooks - to jail

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 24/06/2012

    » One of the more intriguing stories of the week makes you wonder about the thought processes of certain criminals. Two motorcyclists were cruising around Chon Buri when their bikes ran out of fuel on a fairly deserted road. For two hours they tried to flag down passing vehicles, to no avail. I mean, would you stop for two motorcyclists on a remote road?

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