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    Plundered budget

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/05/2019

    » Since the start of the coup and Thailand's dictatorial control, the national budget has been plundered by the military. With so many social pressures supposedly causing the need for a coup, the dictator and his underlings have seen it fit to purchase submarines, tanks, military aircraft, and now Stryker armoured vehicles. How do these expenditures truly serve the people?


    'Built to burn'

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/04/2019

    » Re: "#Pray for Notre Dame", (BP, April 16). I join the rest of the world in weeping for the disastrous Notre Dame fire -- but The New York Times reported that Vincent Dunn, a fire consultant and former New York City fire chief, said "These cathedrals and houses of worship are built to burn. If they weren't houses of worship, they'd be condemned."


    EC has no vision

    News, Postbag, Published on 28/03/2019

    » A conscientious Election Commission would have counted the 1,500 ballots from New Zealand that arrived at their precincts after ballot counting had begun.True, the law allows for them to not be counted, but a duty-bound, proactive EC would have noted that the ballots' delay was not any fault of the voters, nor had they been tampered with en route.


    Politicians to blame

    News, Published on 09/03/2019

    » Re: "TRC dissolution turns up political heat", (Opinion, March 8).


    Spirit of solidarity

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/02/2019

    » Re: "A new paradigm for a changing world order", (Opinion, Feb 18).


    Take care of troops

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/02/2019

    » Re: "Defence insists it is a lean outfit", (BP, Feb 21).


    A Nobel prize for love?

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/10/2018

    » Re: "Nobel prizes bring out the best and worst in pharma", (Opinion, Oct 9)


    Noisy riders are relevant

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/10/2018

    » Re: "Summary execution", (PostBag, Oct 6). Unfortunately, my letter was cruelly edited to the point that it made little sense. In my original, I included photographs in support, and said that although a (very weak) argument could be made for motorcycles riding on the footpath against the flow of traffic, none can be made for those that ride on the footpath with the flow of traffic.


    Windows for dummies

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 06/10/2018

    » While many people love higher tech, forever upgrading and updating their computer programs, (and mobile phones), did it ever occur to Bill Gates and Microsoft that there are those of us who do not need all the availability of continual upgrades?


    Licence misguidance

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/08/2018

    » Re: "Motorists slam police road safety crackdown", (BP, Aug 23).

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