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  • OPINION

    Honest senior cops?

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/08/2015

    » Sanitsuda Ekachai’s Aug 19 commentary, “Minnows cop it hard as big fish prosper”, is like a tall glass of fresh water. There is a world of difference between low-ranking police and their superiors on high. Same for military ranks, where payment for promotion is a poorly kept secret.

  • OPINION

    TV better than UK aid?

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/08/2015

    » I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for his insightful comments, when asked about the UK’s offer of assistance in the investigation of the bombing at the Erawan Shrine (BP, Aug 20). He said: “Do you want foreign countries to intervene in every issue?... It is a breach of sovereignty... There is no need to get outsiders involved.”

  • OPINION

    An alternate UN

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/08/2015

    » Re: “Need for change clear as UN turns 70”, by Jeffrey D Sachs (BP, Aug 23).

  • OPINION

    Thais can be brutal

    News, Postbag, Published on 29/08/2015

    » I read with some incredulity the comment by the police general who is heading the investigation into the Aug 17 bombing, that a Thai group was unlikely to have carried out the attack because it was “too brutal for Thais to inflict on their compatriots”.

  • OPINION

    US police blazing a trail

    News, Postbag, Published on 03/09/2015

    » Re: "Only in Thailand?", (PostBag, Sept 2).

  • OPINION

    Justice at last

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/09/2015

    » Three loud chaiyos for the Phuket Provincial Court in acquitting two Phuketwan news website journalists over a report implicating the Thai navy in human trafficking (BP, Sept 2).

  • OPINION

    There’s plenty to fear

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/09/2015

    » Re: “It’s not terrorism we fear” (Life, Sept 11).

  • OPINION

    Time to get some help

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/09/2015

    » To borrow a line from an American TV series, the US president asks a visiting professor: “So what’s the latest in comparative constitutional theory, is the separation of powers still in vogue?”

  • OPINION

    Let's not generalise

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/11/2015

    » Mr Wilcox in his Nov 19 letter seems to put great effort into convincing us that terrorists who proclaim themselves to be Muslims are thereby representative of Islam as a whole. Using the same logic, or rather generalisation, all Catholics are homosexual paedophiles, Buddhist monks are purveyors of hate and violence and the Jewish people are murderous Zionist extremists, etc, etc, etc. It simply isn’t true. So I agree. It really is time to get real.

  • OPINION

    Busted buses

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/11/2015

    » I can only laugh at the so-called “landmark” Chao Phraya river embankment project which seeks to blitz through the many concerns of residents and the environmental impact advisers who are clearly against even the principle of such a sweeping development.

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