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  • OPINION

    Already over-charged

    News, Published on 03/01/2012

    » We have all read in the news lately that the electricity generating authority is committing itself to buy even more electricity from the proposed new dams at Xayaburi and Koh Kang even though recent articles state that we have excess capacity now. And with that commitment comes higher charges for consumers who cannot use it. What the electric company needs to do is drastically improve on its current service.

  • OPINION

    Here's to a clean start

    News, Published on 03/01/2012

    » It is hard to imagine a better start to a New Year than what most of the country enjoyed. With a couple of glaring and sad exceptions, Thais celebrated the departure of an often unpleasant 2011 and a clean start to 2012/2555.

  • OPINION

    Pla Boo's doomsday prophesy, and public gullibility

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 03/01/2012

    » A young boy made predictions of bad things that would happen to us more than 30 years ago. And believe it or not, many of us took his doomsday prophesy seriously.

  • OPINION

    Overzealous Prayuth

    News, Published on 06/01/2012

    » Army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha is acting like a paranoid person, seeing anti-royalists under every stone, calling for the public to help the military defend the monarchy against efforts to undermine the institution. He acts as if he did not know that virtually everybody dearly loves our King.

  • OPINION

    Don't believe the doom mongers

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/01/2012

    » At last, the Bhumibhol Dam did not collapse before midnight on Dec 31, 2011.

  • OPINION

    Moving targets

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 06/01/2012

    » Dear tuk-tuk driver who almost ran me over this morning,

  • OPINION

    Playing an off-key fiddle

    News, Published on 09/01/2012

    » Re: ''Central bank's attitude unhealthy for Thailand's democracy, says Virabongsa'' (BP, Jan 8). The controversy of who should bear the burden of 1.14 trillion baht debt is rather irrelevant when foreign reinsurers and existing and potential foreign investors are waiting for our remedial performance. The bickering is like Nero playing the fiddle while Rome burned in AD 64.

  • OPINION

    Lanterns-a burning issue

    Life, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 12/01/2012

    » Sanam Luang is certainly a place for important events; religious rituals, New Year and other annual celebrations, or demonstrations.

  • OPINION

    Wear black to mourn Ministry of Education

    News, Published on 14/01/2012

    » Re: ''Give our kids a better deal'' (BP, Editorial, Jan 13). As today is Children's Day, it must have been coincidental that the Bangkok Post's editorial highlighted the fact that a third of Thailand's 15 million youths are failing through the cracks.

  • OPINION

    World Today Columnist Kumfah Manmalee

    News, Published on 19/01/2012

    » Thailand is caught in a serious security situation following the recent arrest of a foreign terrorist suspect at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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