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  • OPINION

    It's time to tackle tourist scammers

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/07/2019

    » A tourist scam in Phuket has prompted Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to raise concern about the adverse impact such incidents may have. He has warned tourist operators not to exploit tourists or the province's reputation will be tarnished.

  • OPINION

    Rail link a worthy effort

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/07/2019

    » The new train service between Bangkok and Ban Klong Luk border station in Sa Kaeo province that was launched on July 1 is a major step for Thailand to boost people-to-people ties with its immediate neighbour to the east.

  • OPINION

    Alert all to dengue threat

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/06/2019

    » Since dengue fever was first recorded in Thailand in 1949, the mosquito-borne viral disease has never been eradicated. It has become even more widespread, as in the first half of this year, dengue crept back into several parts of the country, triggering higher numbers of infections and deaths compared to previous years.

  • OPINION

    Tourist tax could work

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/05/2019

    » The government's fresh initiative to charge a tax on tourists who visit Thailand is not a bad idea. But it should not be executed until the government has mapped out an effective plan to manage and allocate the potentially huge revenue generated from the levy.

  • OPINION

    Pattaya needs big clean-up

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/05/2019

    » Once again, Pattaya has been hit by a water pollution crisis. The sight of grimy torrents gushing from a city sewerage pipe into the sea on Jomtien beach has appalled members of the public.

  • OPINION

    Korea needs a Thai fix

    News, Editorial, Published on 20/05/2019

    » South Korea is a popular destination for Thai tourists, the same way that Thailand is for South Koreans. Unfortunately, the tourism relationship between the countries has been damaged by the continuing influx of Thai visitors who end up being overstayers and illegal workers in South Korea.

  • OPINION

    Study tax haven benefits

    News, Editorial, Published on 01/04/2019

    » The March 24 election saw all political parties, with the hope of winning the hearts and minds of voters, making ambitious promises to turn Thailand into a welfare state. Some pledges were seen as plain populism, including cash handouts for having babies, an increase in the minimum wages for workers, debt suspension for farmers, as well as boosting allowances for old people.

  • OPINION

    Si Thep Park needs a voice

    News, Editorial, Published on 06/03/2019

    » It beggars belief how a proposal to dig for oil 100 metres from one of the country's most significant archaeological buildings is close to being green-lighted.

  • OPINION

    Too many booze bans

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/02/2019

    » In another desperate bid to curb the high alcohol consumption blamed for road traffic deaths, health authorities have come up with an idea to ban booze sales on Songkran Day on April 13 every year.

  • OPINION

    Gimmicks won't win over tourists

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/01/2019

    » State authorities over past weeks have made big efforts to attract more Chinese tourists to come to Thailand.

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