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    Uni hurts its own cause

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/09/2015

    » A military camp will play host to 53 transgender female students of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University from Monday until Wednesday, with the aim of adjusting their attitudes. They got in a spot of trouble late last month for participating in a poorly thought-out hazing ceremony that had them dancing and performing simulated sex. If that was out of line - and it certainly was - what are we to think of this university's punishment, its attitude toward the students in the first place and even its own record on hazing?

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    Undo hazing shackle

    News, Editorial, Published on 07/08/2015

    » August does not only mark the start of the first semester of universities and colleges. It also kicks off the hazing season which refuses to go away despite numerous premature deaths from hazing violence.

  • News & article

    Walls close in on free press

    News, Editorial, Published on 06/04/2018

    » With news reports and commentaries swapping between praising and criticising the ruling regime, most mainstream media staff survive direct state intimidation. But two senior journalists recently ran foul of the junta.

  • News & article

    Freaking out over art

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/09/2019

    » The Ultraman/Buddha controversy seems to be spreading as a group of people calling themselves Chao Buddha Palang Phaen Din, or the Force of Buddhism, filed charges against the student who painted Lord Buddha as the 1970s-era superhero.

  • News & article

    Ghost pupils haunt system

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/11/2018

    » The Ministry of Education has had many corruption cases revealed this year. Some have been of the most venal kind, including theft of funds for student meals, with pupils served starvation lunches. Officials now are trying to dismiss another significant corruption outrage as some sort of minor bookkeeping error. They must not get away with it.

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    Stealing from students

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/06/2018

    » The decades of rot and wrongdoing are starting to emerge at the Ministry of Education. Dozens of cases of greed and conspiracies to defraud children and the nation have been exposed. Up until now, the minister, his bureaucrats and the government have been silent or even engaged in cover-ups.

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    Graft in schools stunts the nation

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/06/2018

    » While graft by political office-holders is an outrightly dishonest act that betrays public trust, corruption by schools and the education system is a dishonourable act that robs children of their rights and welfare and it should be treated as a serious crime.

  • News & article

    Graft in schools stunts the nation

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 10/06/2018

    » While graft by political office-holders is an outrightly dishonest act that betrays public trust, corruption by schools and the education system is a dishonourable act that robs children of their rights and welfare and it should be treated as a serious crime.

  • News & article

    Time to take a stand against harassment

    News, Editorial, Published on 08/04/2018

    » A great time for revellers to enjoy water fights and splashing, Songkran has also become a hotbed for sex crimes. This year, authorities seem to acknowledge this problem. But they have come up with a poor solution. Instead of telling men not to grope women, they advise women not to put themselves up to becoming victims.

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    Cadet probe lacks depth

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/12/2017

    » The Tanyakan family who lost their young son under mysterious circumstances in October while he was studying at the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School is taking the armed forces to task for an investigation into the case they described as "a disappointment". They have every right to do so.

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