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  • OPINION

    A taxing argument

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/03/2019

    » A reader in his March 23 letter makes a fair comment on two-tiered pricing for foreigners. But he then goes on to quantify the government's policy of a two-tiered charging system by saying that some farang do not pay taxes. I would dispute this. I am assuming by "some farang" he means tourists, as all foreigners living and working here pay tax in one form or another.

  • OPINION

    Mourning Virachai

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/03/2019

    » Re: "Virachai's death loss to the nation", (Editorial, March 17).

  • OPINION

    A self-poisoning protest

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/10/2019

    » Some of the very same farmers protesting the paraquat ban are among those who are knowingly or unknowingly shortening their lives by developing cancer and other health problems.

  • OPINION

    Oblivious army

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/09/2019

    » According to the latest UN report on rising sea levels, Bangkok is one of the cities that will be experiencing yearly floods 30 years from now. If the military was really serious about protecting the country, they would be using their budget to move their more vulnerable installations to higher ground and buying equipment to combat floods instead of the attack helicopters, missiles and rockets that army commander Gen Apirat Kongsompong wants.

  • OPINION

    Endless debt cycle

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/10/2019

    » Re: "Handouts not the solution", (Editorial, Oct 4).

  • OPINION

    Land of intrigues

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/09/2019

    » Under PM Prayut Chan-o-cha's leadership since 2014, there have been mysterious incidents that have led political junkies to rack their brains trying to solve them.

  • OPINION

    Time to pipe down?

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/09/2019

    » I sympathise with expats who are living a miserable life because of the controversial TM30 form which many expats believe is a tool to pressure them to pack up and leave.

  • OPINION

    Poor meant to suffer

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/09/2019

    » Re: "Ubon flood saga catches govt napping", (Opinion, Sept 20). The whole problem has many answers. Corruption, low education, but mostly the higher-ups just don't care about poor people and especially those from the North and Northeast even more so.

  • OPINION

    Thank you, 'Mali San'

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/08/2019

    » We Thais owe many, many thanks to "Mali-San" or Ms Megumi Morimoto, 46, a freshman at Kasetsart University's Sakolnakorn campus. As shown by the clip on Facebook by Udomsak Nak-chang-in and on television, she's been blocking motorcyclists from illegally riding their bikes on the sidewalk at Rumsalee intersection, thus protecting pedestrians from being run over. She's done this over 100 times. Although local bikers have beaten her up four times, Thai onlookers have rescued her.

  • OPINION

    TM30 tentacles

    News, Postbag, Published on 01/08/2019

    » Re: "TM30 a shot in the foot", (Editorial, July 31).

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