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  • OPINION

    Is jailing efficient?

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/10/2018

    » Re: "Death penalty taints the record", (Editorial, Oct 14). The debate on whether the death penalty for certain crimes continues unabated with both sides putting forward their reasons for keeping it or not. The editorial, obviously on the side of abolishing it, states "...life imprisonment, without a commuting term, is a more acceptable and efficient punishment choice for people committing heinous crimes". What it failed to state is to whom is it more acceptable and how is it more efficient.

  • OPINION

    On with the show

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/06/2016

    » Michel Barre in his June 6 letter ("Best foot forward") is largely right about using one's name or a pseudonym when signing a letter to PostBag.

  • OPINION

    Enforcement first

    News, Postbag, Published on 03/08/2019

    » Re: "Need for speed will not help solve gridlock", (Opinion, Aug 2).

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    US State Dept human trafficking report

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 29/06/2011

    » The situation has been made worse in Thailand by the integration of victims into the country's economy - similar, in fact, to the United States

  • THAILAND

    US tweets praise of slave trade arrests

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 05/06/2015

    » The US embassy's charge d'affaires expressed his appreciation to Thai authorities Thursday for their progress in investigating human trafficking in the South.

  • OPINION

    Just the way it is...

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/05/2019

    » The headline on the March 26 Sunday editorial, "Politicians must put public first", caught my eye. "The interruption gave the impression that some politicians are still self-serving, rather than serving both their voters and their country. This is unfortunate." It may indeed be unfortunate, but self-serving politicians are a Thai political reality, a way of life, and no amount of rhetoric, public or private, will ever bring this practice to an end.

  • OPINION

    Mourning Virachai

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/03/2019

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

  • OPINION

    Land of the unfree

    News, Published on 19/09/2018

    » Re: "Time to lift rights bans", (Editorial, Sept 17).

  • OPINION

    Attack on Buddhism

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/06/2019

    » Re: "Southeast Asian authorities accused of 'trading' dissidents", (BP, June 22). It is indeed an unholy alliance if true as alleged that Thailand is cooperating with governments in Asean to suppress the practice of the wise teachings of the Buddha.

  • OPINION

    Courthouse death casts an ugly pall

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/07/2018

    » When Supachai Kanlahasunthorn learned that the Criminal Court acquitted a defendant whom he believed killed his son two years ago in Bangkok's Din Daeng area for "lack of evidence", the man was devastated.

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