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    The meaning of giving

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/12/2015

    » As the spirit of giving is celebrated worldwide today, Christmas this year also coincides with the Buddhist holy day, or wan phra, which also emphasises the importance of giving.


    PM's flood of anger

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/09/2019

    » As people in Ubon Ratchathani and other flood-ravaged provinces in the Northeast suffer and grieve, the least they can expect from the prime minister is sensitivity to their plight. They should also be able to anticipate adequate emergency relief measures from his administration.


    Govt critics face speech curbs

    News, Editorial, Published on 08/09/2019

    » Even though Thailand has bid farewell to the military regime under the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), and now has an elected government, three disturbing developments over the past two days have reminded many of the time when suppression of freedom of speech was rampant under the NCPO. They have also sent a chill down the spine of the government's critics.


    Tackle roads to boost safety

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/09/2019

    » For those who have experienced a mishap on a Bangkok road, here are some figures from the Safe Cities Index 2019 that confirm that Bangkok is not very safe and that those in charge must step up their efforts.


    Don't let city's buses go to ruin

    News, Editorial, Published on 01/09/2019

    » In less than two months since taking office, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has launched a number of initiatives to ease traffic problems. Some, including reviewing the speed limits, have been challenged.


    Forest row begs solution

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/08/2019

    » For over four decades, Bo Kaew villagers in Chaiyaphum's Kon San district have been haunted by the spectre of eviction, as the Forest Industry Organisation (FIO) battles to turn their land into eucalyptus plantations.


    Save govt cash for real needy

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/08/2019

    » If being judged on the government's criteria by which recipients of the state welfare card scheme for low-income earners are selected, Bhumjaithai Party MP for Pathum Thani Phitsanu Poltee could have been one of them. Unlike many of his fellow Bhumjaithai MPs who are billionaires, his total assets amount to 5,064 baht in savings, and nothing else, according to the asset declaration he recently submitted to the National Anti-Corruption Commission.


    Unsafe vans must be axed

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/08/2019

    » Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob never seems to run out of ideas, and many have caught the attention of both the public and media. However, quite a few have prompted questions about their practicality, such as a 15-baht flat rate for the electric train system, or a sense of disappointment, like his U-turn on his predecessor's attempt to ban passenger van operators from using vehicles that are more than 10 years old.


    Slum's poor lose again

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/08/2019

    » It is not too difficult to figure out who will win and who will lose in the government's plan to transform the capital's oldest and largest slum into a commercial district, complete with a new "Bangkok landmark".


    Party politics risks economy

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/08/2019

    » For a country experiencing a fragile economy, with worsening economic prospects projected for the rest of this year and next, putting former junta leader and current Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha at the helm of a newly created "economic cabinet" seems to be an odd and desperate choice.

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