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  • OPINION

    Ringing in the changes

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/10/2018

    » Accusations of excessively loud bell ringing by a Buddhist temple in the city's Bang Kho Laem area have drawn a mixed reaction and also confrontation.

  • OPINION

    Xmas spirit a Thai virtue

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/12/2018

    » The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ is one of the few holidays so widely marked. It may not be a holiday in Thailand, but there is probably no one unaware of Christmas. Many Christians criticise the commercial atmosphere, but there's really no escaping it. The giving of gifts and the "Christmas spirit" of peace and joy is worth noting by everyone, everywhere.

  • OPINION

    Shared items with no sole 'owner'

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/09/2018

    » Over the past weeks, social media has buzzed with a number of Khmer netizens jittering over Thailand's registration of khon masked dance performance as intangible cultural heritage with Unesco.

  • OPINION

    Hypocrisy on abortion

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/11/2017

    » The arrest of a nurse for providing abortions in Nakhon Ratchasima should serve as a wake-up call on this important social issue. Suwanna Kaewsawang, 56, a certified health care professional, was charged with operating an abortion service in her converted apartment. While her legal case continues, it is clear that officials of the Ministry of Public Health -- who directed the police raid -- are far behind the curve on a subject no one really wants to talk about, but must.

  • OPINION

    Road blocks of denial

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/06/2017

    » A wedding is supposed to be a joyful affair.

  • OPINION

    Keep a lid on Songkran

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/04/2017

    » The Songkran Festival officially begins today. Unlike previous years, the water splashing activities especially in Bangkok will take place in regulated calmness thanks to a series of state orders that are driven by the need to promote road safety and curb traffic-related fatalities.

  • OPINION

    Amend the Sangha Act

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/01/2016

    » While Thai Buddhism is plagued with many problems, the controversy over the supreme patriarch nomination underscores the crux of the matter -- the Sangha law that perpetuates a closed and autocratic clergy.

  • OPINION

    Dolls just one of many fads

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/01/2016

    » The concern voiced just a few days ago by Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya that the "angel child" or luk thep dolls might be used to smuggle drugs on board a commercial plane has been proven to be true.

  • OPINION

    Avoiding a religious row

    News, Editorial, Published on 20/01/2016

    » It is unclear why authorities in the South have pushed a project for a new Buddhist park in Pattani province. Indeed, as of yesterday at least, provincial officials had provided no specifics. The central government seems confused but it is crystal clear that local people have grave doubts, and have spoken about them clearly.

  • OPINION

    The meaning of giving

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/12/2015

    » As the spirit of giving is celebrated worldwide today, Christmas this year also coincides with the Buddhist holy day, or wan phra, which also emphasises the importance of giving.

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