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  • OPINION

    Rice pledging scheme deja vu

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 06/11/2016

    » In the early 1980s, as a post-Vietnam war peace took shape in Southeast Asia, Thailand made an important decision. To be more correct, Thailand decided not to decide about rice.

  • OPINION

    Question of balance

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/08/2016

    » It appears the <i>Bangkok Post</i> belongs to the mainstream media of this world and only prints articles from Associated Press, The New York Times, etc (especially from Paul Krugman), but never prints articles from opposing sides.

  • OPINION

    Coming to terms with a brutal history

    News, Kritsada Supawattanakul, Published on 06/10/2016

    » Neal Ulevich's awarding-winning picture of a man who was about to beat a dead man hanged from a tamarind tree as a group of people looked on in Sanam Luang is one of the most recognised records of the brutal crackdown on pro-democracy students that took place 40 years ago today.

  • OPINION

    Thais must face up to China reality

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 28/03/2016

    » There has always been a special bond between China and Thailand, which hosts the largest overseas Chinese community in the world. In Thai culture, the Chinese influence is easily traced, through descendants whose origins can be found in rural areas of the southern Chinese mainland, from where their ancestors fled poverty, communism and political oppression to the more hospitable environs of Thailand.

  • OPINION

    Can Prem-style govt achieve 'Thailand 4.0?'

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 25/08/2016

    » Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is due today to lead his cabinet ministers and chiefs of the armed forces and police to wish Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda a happy 96th birthday, which actually falls tomorrow.

  • OPINION

    Priorities say plenty

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/05/2016

    » So let me see if I can get this right ...

  • OPINION

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

    News, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 25/02/2016

    » I wonder if People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protesters must, in one way or another, take responsibility for where we are now as a country, nearly two years under the military regime. This is if you care to look at the situation, out of curiosity and an attempt at straightforward reasoning, rather than vengefulness.

  • OPINION

    Pokemon goes on run from state capture

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/08/2016

    » No, they will not ban Pokemon Go, though it's not hard to tell how tempting that idea must be in the post-referendum landscape where peace, order and national security have been constitutionally enshrined.

  • 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

    Just an early morning bit of arm-twisting

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 05/02/2016

    » Being an avid follower of news from all sorts of sources, on Wednesday I was surprised to see my dosage of morning television news being interrupted by a short break soon after the national anthem was played.

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