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    Good people bad laws

    Postbag, Published on 07/07/2019

    » Re: “Court to rule on PM’s eligibility”, (BP, July 6). While Jade Donavanik, the former adviser to the Constitution Drafting Committee’s comments that “the Constitutional Court ruling will be binding”, ring true, it is important to remember that such a legal precedent is subject to the caveat that applies to all laws: Merely being legal confers neither rightness nor justice.

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    Injustice no laughing matter

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 21/04/2019

    » Re: “‘Big Joke’ in surprise job shunting”, ( BP, April 7). We often hear Lord Chief Justice Hewart’s wise words: “It is not merely of some importance but is of fundamental importance that justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.” If we see justice done, all can be assured that we have rule of law, applied equally to all alike, regardless of station — and behave accordingly.

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    Will there be respect?

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 25/03/2019

    » Re: “Judgement day has arrived”, ( BP, March 24). With judgement day upon the nation, the Election Commission’s chairman’s observation that “the result of this election will indicate the direction of [Thai] democracy,” while timely, leaves many questions unanswered as to whether Thailand will move to the good or stay chained to the bad.

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    No business sense

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/02/2019

    » The paper constantly tries to address the increase in income inequality with relation to farmers yet nobody applies “business sense” to the situation.

  • News & article

    More carriages needed

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/02/2019

    » It is gratifying to read about the new transit lines being built in Bangkok.

  • News & article

    When politics override logic

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 04/11/2018

    » Re: “Light rail routes facing cutback”, (BP, Nov 2). A number of weeks ago I made a simple calculation based on the projected cost, the expected number of likely passengers and the proposed fare for a high-speed rail to Chiang Mai. The venerable Japanese International Cooperation Agency undertook a large study of that route and concluded it was not feasible and withdrew its interest in it.

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    Govt ridicules itself

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/11/2018

    » Re: "‘Lame’ government rap responds to ‘Prathet Ku Mee’", (BP, Nov 2).

  • News & article

    Conspiracy targets poor

    Postbag, Published on 03/11/2018

    » It’s not that I don’t admire Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak. However, when considering the problem of income inequality, he is quoted in the Nov 1 edition of the Bangkok Post: “It’s not the mistake of this government but governments in the past, which were not seriously dedicated to tackling the problem.”

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    Windows for dummies

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 06/10/2018

    » While many people love higher tech, forever upgrading and updating their computer programs, (and mobile phones), did it ever occur to Bill Gates and Microsoft that there are those of us who do not need all the availability of continual upgrades?

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    Herbicide not so harmless

    Postbag, Published on 09/09/2018

    » In the first lawsuit judgement against the maker of the herbicide glyphosate, a jury awarded the plaintiff US$289 million(9.4 billion baht). Evidence presented during trial showed that the agrochemical company Monsanto fabricated studies showing glyphosate was harmless and colluded with the US Environmental Protection Agency to hide the true facts from the public.

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