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  • NEWS

    Soldiers acquitted of attempted murder

    News, Published on 19/09/2018

    » Udon Thani: The Supreme Court has upheld the lower court's acquittal of five soldiers and a security volunteer charged with shooting and injuring former red-shirt core leader Kwanchai Praipana at his home in the province in January 2014.

  • OPINION

    Soldiers, not servants

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/11/2017

    » Re: "Servant soldiers 'consent' to chores", (BP, Oct 30).

  • NEWS

    Soldiers close PDRC protest in Trang

    Methee Muangkaew, Published on 22/05/2014

    » Soldiers of the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) ordered an end to the long-running protest by People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) supporters in the southern province of Trang on Wednesday evening.

  • NEWS

    Governor rehearses sacred water rite

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 05/04/2019

    » Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang on Thursday led a rehearsal procession as he collected sacred water from the Grand Palace, which will be used in the coronation ceremony of His Majesty the King.

  • OPINION

    Scum of the Earth

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 24/02/2019

    » At the Bangkok Post Forum on Feb 7, Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said it would be splendid if Thailand had green shirts with four stars who favour democracy. He called for a review (English translation: cancellation) of the recent, 2.3 billion-baht purchase of 14 more Chinese main battle tanks. Oh, and Thailand should halt conscription.

  • OPINION

    Revamp the military

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/02/2019

    » Let's briefly consider local geopolitics and the Thai military. Thailand needs China like it needs another coup. However, China needs Thailand for a variety of reasons. The US has had a longstanding favourable relationship with Thailand and is its most powerful ally.

  • NEWS

    Defence insists it is a lean outfit

    News, Published on 21/02/2019

    » The Defence Ministry has leapt to the defence of its spending, producing budget figures yesterday as proof of its "transparency" amid a furore over a proposal for defence budget cuts put forward by the Pheu Thai Party as its campaign policy.

  • OPINION

    Darkest-day song nothing to be proud of

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 20/02/2019

    » Army commander-in-chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong's decision to order the army-run radio stations to "resurrect" the old ultra-nationalist song Nak Phandin ("Burden on the Land") in an apparent response to the Pheu Thai Party's prime ministerial candidate Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan's threat to cut military spending and Future Forward Party's pledge to scrap mandatory conscription is totally uncalled for.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The French Connection

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/05/2018

    » In the opening episode of Ten Years Thailand, a group of soldiers arrives at an art gallery to inspect a potentially subversive artwork. What constitutes a kernel of subversion, however, is hard to lay a finger on. So the story shifts: one of the soldiers begins to chat up a pretty maid, and as the Sun is setting the two of them look out from the gallery to the horizon full of shadows. Maybe of hope.

  • NEWS

    Army regions warn against canvassing

    News, Published on 02/01/2018

    » Regional army commanders have warned politicians against canvassing for support during the festive period while revealing soldiers have been deployed to shadow certain targets.

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