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  • NEWS

    Wissanu justifies S44 order for Sor Por Kor land

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 22/06/2017

    » Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has defended the government's decision to invoke Section 44 to clear legal hurdles allowing Sor Por Kor land to be used for petroleum, renewable energy and mining activities.

  • OPINION

    Going potty over luck at Govt House

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 10/05/2017

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha likes to remind us he is not a politician -- a statement that in a way reflects his perceived superiority. Basically, he wants it known he is in a different league.

  • OPINION

    Whingeing old bag

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/11/2016

    » In the 1970s we had several correspondents of the "US Army (Ret'd)" ilk, bemoaning the failure of Thailand's governments and administrations in conducting the nation's affairs on the admirable lines of Rainbow Gulch or Redneck Springs. Possessed of almost universal expertise, they were very, very boring.

  • OPINION

    It's best not to     forget lessons of 1991 coup

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 24/02/2017

    » Feb 23, the day the military top brass toppled the government of Chatichai Choonhavan in a bloodless coup in 1991 (with a political bloodbath, known as the Black May uprising the following year) passed by almost without notice.

  • OPINION

    A live edit

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/07/2016

    » In the news report of the green light for charter debates (BP, July 22), Election Commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn was quoted as saying: "The first TV debate on the draft charter will be taped today and will be broadcast on Monday."

  • OPINION

    Rules of the game

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/08/2016

    » If someone illegally takes control of a ship its called piracy and it's a very serious offence. When people interfere with the planned flight of an aircraft it's known as hijacking and carries a severe punishment. One would think an even greater offence would be the illegal ousting of an elected government by an armed group, commonly known as a coup d'etat which in some countries would carry the most extreme penalty.

  • OPINION

    BMA's Mahakan mess

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/01/2017

    » It is with deep disappointment that we have read Peerawat Jariyasombat's strangely ill-informed article, "A lesson in development" (BP, Jan 16, 2017). In a move that seems calculated to pander to the greed of developers rather than nurture the human resources represented by local populations, Khun Peerawat hails the efforts of Korean authorities to replace an existing population with an artist colony, but says nothing about the fate of the original residents.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Voice of the future

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 06/06/2016

    » In 2005, a podcast was launched by Apple, which announced it grandly as the future of radio. As usual, it takes longer for any future trend to take shape in Thailand, and now it seems podcasts are enjoying a surge here.

  • OPINION

    Recover the money

    News, Postbag, Published on 04/06/2016

    » Can someone explain why Klongchan Credit Union members, who lost 12 billion baht, are not officially represented by the justice system? The Justice Minister (BP, May 31) is correct in saying that they appear to have been forgotten.

  • OPINION

    What's good for China isn't always good for Alibaba

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 16/12/2015

    » Late on Friday night, Alibaba's Jack Ma joined Amazon's Jeff Bezos as the latest tech billionaire to acquire his own newspaper, by purchasing Hong Kong's South China Morning Post (SCMP) for US$266 million (9.6 billion baht).

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