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  • OPINION

    #Change

    Guru, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 22/04/2016

    » If you are a regular Guru reader, you will (hopefully) have noticed a few aesthetic changes in this issue. If you are not a regular Guru reader, well, you've missed out on so much. I'm telling you. So. Much.

  • OPINION

    Don't run bike taxi rivals off the road

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 19/05/2016

    » Like other unsolved problems this country has been facing for decades, the safety and reliability of motorcycle taxis are being addressed through authoritarian means, using nationalism and a perceived threat to national security as a pretext to ban services by foreign operators who have more innovative solutions than our inefficient and incompetent regulators.

  • OPINION

    A very long, winding road to happiness

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 27/05/2016

    » Like many Thais, I was looking forward to what the military regime under Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was going to say about its achievements after two years in office on Wednesday. But there was nothing as the announcement was delayed, perhaps until yesterday.

  • OPINION

    Mini Khon Thai Test

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 26/08/2016

    » Army chief Gen Theerachai Nakvanich recently urged people to look out for anything suspicious in their communities in the wake of the recent bomb attacks, while adding new Thai characteristics to everybody's knowledge. He said, "Thai people don't wear hats or glasses in the mall. Carrying a backpack is also suspicious too."

  • OPINION

    20 Signs You’ve Been in Bangkok Too Long

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 09/09/2016

    » Like a lover you see everyday, all the excitement, initial spark and zazazoo that used to come with living here may not cause you to do the double-takes any more. Wanna know how much you’ve assimilated yourself into Bangkok’s quirkier sides? Let’s see how many of the following situations describe you.

  • OPINION

    Bus service is a long way from 'special'

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 28/09/2016

    » Riding a bus earlier this week gave me a new experience, and not a good one.

  • OPINION

    Caught in a messy web of S44 orders

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 30/09/2016

    » On Wednesday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha graciously decided he was going to come to the Bangkok Post Forum which until the last minute was looking a little dicey due to some hiccups at Government House at the start of the week.

  • OPINION

    Mourners left high and dry

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/11/2016

    » Authorities had plenty of time and lots of warnings to plan for the big crowds wanting to take part in the special mourning ceremony for His Majesty the late King. However, they were unable to deal with the expected crush. Now, under direction of Prime Minister's Office Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana, they're trying to recoup. The initial failure is a shame, and it is vital to get it right.

  • OPINION

    Risky Roads

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 09/12/2016

    » Recently, the Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center announced a campaign to ban children from riding motorcycles in order to save the lives of the youth of today. Mind you, it's illegal for anyone younger than 15 years old to ride a motorcycle in the first place, but we're talking Thailand -- The Land of Mai Pen Rai and Spotty Law Enforcement -- after all.

  • OPINION

    Global tests expose reality of Thai schools

    News, Published on 19/12/2016

    » The shortcomings of Thailand's education system have again been exposed by international education rankings, with Thai students scoring well below global averages in the core subjects of mathematics, science and literacy.

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