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  • OPINION

    Thai TV not yet destined for global love

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/03/2018

    » The soap series Bupphaesannivas (Love Destiny) is all the rage these days in Thailand. I enjoy some parts of it, especially one memorable episode a few weeks back when the female lead, a beautiful vixen in 17th century Ayutthaya, displays her vituperative talent by shouting at her servant, "Shut up or I'll smack your mouth with my piss pot." Neither did we see the piss nor the pot, but we get the picture. There's even a YouTube clip of that.

  • OPINION

    'My country's got' these socio-political ills

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 02/11/2018

    » The explosive Rap Against Dictatorship music video that has taken Thailand by storm has raised myriad socio-political questions and issues. Known in Thai as <i>Prathet Ku Mee</i>, the sensational music video has been viewed on YouTube more than 25 million times in just 10 days in a country of 69 million people, a feat in its own right and a record for its artistic kind in Thailand. How this five-minute rap song in the Thai language has done so much says a lot about where Thailand has been and where it is going.

  • OPINION

    Two hats not good

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 07/10/2018

    » When Bangkok got too noisy because of all the criticism about cabinet ministers taking advantage by openly playing politics unfairly, the general prime minister escaped to the North on another scrupulously non-political trip to give away money and be photographed with every local personality and housewife within 20 kilometres.

  • OPINION

    From a cultured cabbie to the Albert Hall

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 23/09/2018

    » The recent column on the musical tastes of Bangkok's taxi drivers prompted quite a few comments from readers relating assorted cab rides featuring the joyful strains of Cliff Richard, Boney M and even Pavarotti. However, Elvis remains the favourite amongst the veteran cabbies.

  • OPINION

    Cops know it all

    News, Postbag, Published on 28/06/2018

    » Re: "Body chopper not mentally ill, say cops", (BP, June 26).

  • OPINION

    'Destiny' puts TV content at centre stage

    News, Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn, Published on 22/03/2018

    » The massive viewership of period soap opera <i>Buppe San Nivas</i> (Love Destiny) offered a beacon to troubled TV operators, by showing consumers will not abandon their old TV screens as long as the content is good enough to keep them glued to the sofa.

  • OPINION

    Will Premchai show?

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/03/2018

    » In the March 13 online news story, "Tycoon must report to cops", the statement by police officers gave an impression that accused leopard poacher Premchai Karnasuta must appear for questioning Wednesday -- or else.

  • OPINION

    About politics

    News, Published on 18/11/2017

    » Prayut's 'fresh faces' question steeped in contradictions v Regime keeps watchful eye on Pheu Thai Party as it mulls lifting the political ban v Rajabhakti Park: Pride of the army or simply a den of graft?

  • OPINION

    PM needs 'good' pals

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/12/2017

    » Re: "PM must put friendship aside in graft fight," (Opinion, Dec 14).

  • OPINION

    Religious business

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/10/2017

    » Re: "Monks told to stop selling holy items in ubosots", (BP, Oct 3).

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