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    Conscription's time is up

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/11/2019

    » There are many good reasons why the Future Forward Party's (FFP) bill to replace military conscription with a system of voluntary enrolment should be passed by parliament. One of them is that it will, for the first time, let young men, especially those from poor families, decide their own future. Another is that it will force the military to re-assess the usefulness and review its use of this chunk of the defence personnel, who several times have suffered grave human rights abuses and fatalities.


    Land saga a test of morals

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/11/2019

    » The recent land scandal involving the outspoken MP for Ratchaburi, Pareena Kraikupt, poses a major challenge to the principles of land reform for needy farmers.


    Govt trips up with activist

    News, Editorial, Published on 07/11/2019

    » It would have been a satisfactory outcome for the Prayut Chan-o-cha government had there been no reports about Ekachai Hongkawan, a political activist, being taken on a "trip" by police to Chon Buri and Pattaya to "prevent him staging a protest" during the Asean Summit.


    GPS tracking is Big Brother

    News, Editorial, Published on 23/10/2019

    » In his efforts to tackle the country's notorious road slaughter, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has come up with a "Big Brother" touch. For the sake of safer roads, he has proposed that Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers be installed in all privately owned vehicles to monitor drivers and punish those violating speed limits and other traffic laws.


    New list, same problems

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/10/2019

    » The latest Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) released by the World Economic Forum, which saw Thailand's ranking drop by two notches, is caused by two key issues that have hindered the country's development for a long time. These issues need to be addressed now.


    Flood response needs overhaul

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/10/2019

    » Nearly two months after storm-induced floods hit Ubon Ratchathani and other northeastern provinces, the state has sluggishly offered help to those who have suffered from a disaster said to be the most serious in almost two decades.


    NHRC judge plea is futile

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/10/2019

    » The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has suffered another major setback. Last week, NHRC chairman, What Tingsamit, called on the chief judges of the Supreme Court and Supreme Administrative Court to appoint a new commissioner to enable the agency to function temporarily.


    Handouts not the solution

    News, Editorial, Published on 04/10/2019

    » As doubts persist over whether the 1,000-baht cash-handout and 15% cash-rebate schemes will boost local tourism, the government has hinted that it is considering a "second phase" of this splurge.


    Don't scrimp on healthcare

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/09/2019

    » Achieving universal healthcare coverage by 2030 is one of the targets within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health. It is a target that Thailand achieved when it rolled out universal healthcare coverage (UHC), known locally as the 30-baht healthcare scheme, in 2002.


    Time to take smog seriously

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/09/2019

    » As winter approaches, ultra-fine PM2.5 dust particles start to blanket Bangkok and other cities, posing a health threat to the public.

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