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  • OPINION

    Rules of the game

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/08/2016

    » If someone illegally takes control of a ship its called piracy and it's a very serious offence. When people interfere with the planned flight of an aircraft it's known as hijacking and carries a severe punishment. One would think an even greater offence would be the illegal ousting of an elected government by an armed group, commonly known as a coup d'etat which in some countries would carry the most extreme penalty.

  • THAILAND

    Prayut to face House grilling

    News, Published on 15/08/2019

    » The opposition is filing an urgent motion for a parliamentary debate to grill Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha over the oath-taking controversy after he twice missed House sessions to explain the matter.

  • OPINION

    Dress code a non-issue

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/07/2019

    » The matter of what to wear and what not to wear in parliament brought to the fore by Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) MPs this week reflects their inability to get their priorities right on what to debate and what not to debate in the Lower House.

  • THAILAND

    HM King endorses cabinet

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 11/07/2019

    » The coalition government, which has been royally endorsed, will not have the luxury of "a honeymoon period" as the country's economy is in bad shape and is in need of urgent action from the new government, observers in the private sector said.

  • THAILAND

    'I would die for this country': Prayut

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 23/03/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha stole the show on Friday on the last day of election campaign rallies when he appeared on the Palang Pracharath Party's (PPRP) rally stage to the surprise of cheering crowds at Thephasdin Stadium near the National Stadium in Bangkok.

  • OPINION

    New party shows hints of cracks

    News, Published on 17/11/2018

    » The Future Forward Party (FFP) is facing stiff competition even from the ranks of parties considered to be its allies, and the reported undercurrent being whipped up within the FFP is not helping the situation.

  • OPINION

    Moral 'cyber warriors'

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/05/2018

    » Before being let loose to monitor their fellow citizens, applicants for the position of "cyber warrior" should be required to pass an exam to establish their solid understanding of the salient moral and practical considerations that apply (Editorial, May 17).

  • OPINION

    Perils of police reform

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/07/2017

    » I'm glad that PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is reforming the police at long last, but he shouldn't reinvent the wheel. In 2006, then-prime minister Gen Surayud Chulanont, former army chief and member of our beloved King Rama IX's Privy Council, appointed retired Pol Gen Vasit Dejkunjorn, former chief of police, to head a distinguished commission for this very purpose.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Hunt for cash: Post-flood govt borrowing

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 24/01/2012

    » With flood recovery looming & tax reductions galore (corporate, first car, first home...) govt frantically searching for ways to pay for it all.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Amnesty bill & protest (UPDATE #4)

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 07/08/2013

    » House deliberation of amnesty bill starts at 1pm with plans to pass first reading by 11pm. March to parliament called off after police opposition.

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