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    Fix transport system

    News, Postbag, Published on 19/02/2016

    » Re: “Don’t scrap trains, charge for city cars”, (BP, Feb 17).

  • News & article

    Their own worst enemy

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/02/2016

    » Re: “Army prepares to step up rocket-system technology” (BP, Feb 13).

  • News & article

    Use power wisely

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/02/2016

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has come out to apologise to the public for having lost his temper recently. I think most Thais understand his situation quite well and are ready to forgive him.

  • News & article

    Playing with fire

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/01/2016

    » There are several controversies involving Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn, aka Somdet Chuang, who is likely to be appointed as supreme patriarch.

  • News & article

    Down the drain

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/01/2016

    » As a long-time resident of Bangkok who has for years begged the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to install adequate drainage to alleviate flooding in Soi Piphat, Silom whenever it rains, I would appreciate learning how the BMA has the funds to send the governor on an “official” trip to Portugal and spend 39 million baht on temporary illuminations in front of City Hall, while insisting it has no money to install proper drains where I live.

  • News & article

    Skytrain eyesore

    News, Postbag, Published on 19/01/2016

    » It was interesting to read “B2bn tram in the works for Phuket”, (BP, Jan 18).

  • News & article

    Gracious in defeat

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/01/2016

    » Somsak Pola in his PostBag letter on Tuesday noted Taiwan election loser Eric Chu conceded defeat graciously. Then he said Thais won’t do that. He is wrong.

  • News & article

    Poor deserve the help

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/01/2016

    » The government will help rubber farmers by buying rubber at an above-market price. I suggest that instead of helping everybody in the rubber sector, which would be a next-to-impossible job, the government focus on the poorest.

  • News & article

    Canal loss lament

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/01/2016

    » I would like to support Khun Ploenpote Atthakor’s “Water needs back-to-basics approach (Commentary, Jan 4). Especially this sentence: “Without efficient irrigation canals, we waste huge amounts of rainwater in each downpour, and that is unfortunate.”

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    Prevention is better

    News, Postbag, Published on 06/01/2016

    » UN statistics reveal that 79% of the 12,000 plus homicides taking place on average every year in Thailand are carried out with guns. Add to this more than 20,000 road fatalities per year and 545 killed annually due to the conflict in the deep South seems a mere drop in the blood bucket. But much of this needless horror is preventable. A close look at developed nations proves this. Progress in Thailand can be measured in these simple numbers. How many are dying needlessly every day due to preventable causes like dengue fever, diabetes, heart disease, pneumonia, drunk driving, speeding, failure to wear a helmet, illegal weapons, bombs, drug overdoses, and so many more? One might hope the government would try an ounce of prevention when faced with these staggering statistics if it’s goal truly is to restore happiness for the people.

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