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  • OPINION

    Banks must be accountable

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/05/2017

    » Last month, the hunt was on for an elderly embezzler who scammed at least 1.4 billion baht from a respectable savings group. When tracked down, Assoc Prof Sawad Saengbangpla, 79, shrugged and admitted that for the past several years he had run the Chulalongkorn University Savings Cooperative for personal gain. He had lured members of the cooperative to invest in his "government lottery cooperative" and transferred about 1.4 billion baht to himself since 2010. He then paid off debts and took long holidays to gamble on Singapore's Sentosa island casino until the scam was discovered. Police told depositors in effect, "too bad", they had lost all their savings.

  • OPINION

    Bombers must face justice

    News, Editorial, Published on 23/05/2017

    » All of those involved in Monday's explosion at the army-run Phramongkutklao Hospital which hurt 25 people must be condemned.

  • OPINION

    About politics

    News, Published on 27/05/2017

    » Ex-Mahachon leader is optimistic in new role developing political parties, but has his work cut out for him v Bombing throws up conspiracy theories and concerns over election delay v Gen Prawit's low profile leads to concerns about his health

  • OPINION

    Explosions jangle nerves of city residents

    News, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 28/05/2017

    » Is Bangkok still safe? The question came to my mind shortly after an explosion inside the army-owned Phramongkutklao Hospital that left 25 people injured last Monday, the day that marked the third anniversary of the 2014 coup. It was the third explosion to take place in Thailand's capital in two months.

  • OPINION

    New law must rake in all corrupt figures

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/07/2017

    » The recent National Legislative Assembly (NLA) decision to approve a law on criminal procedures for holders of political positions has drawn mixed public reaction.

  • OPINION

    Prosecuting a country's 'CEO' a risky move

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 27/07/2017

    » Should chief executive officers (CEOs) who inflict losses on companies be jailed for mismanagement and then be forced to compensate the firms? If so, national leaders -- like ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra who is undergoing a criminal trial for implementing the supposedly loss-ridden rice-pledging scheme -- could face the same prospect of punishment for a flawed project.

  • OPINION

    Learning to speak govt's language

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/08/2017

    » The Newspeak is the Oldspeak. The New Testament is the Old Commandments. When they say the clock strikes 13, it means the clock strikes 13. The writing isn't in the law but on the wall.

  • OPINION

    Transform conscription to national service

    News, Published on 30/09/2017

    » Late last month, Private Noppadol Worakitpan died from cardiovascular failure soon after returning home. Allegedly, two other privates accompanying him informed his family he had been physically punished the day before, resulting in police investigations into the ninth such death within a decade.

  • OPINION

    Laws that lead to guffaws

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/10/2017

    » In what appears to be an attempt at law enforcement, authorities in the past two weeks have taken legal action against two prominent public figures by resorting to what appears to be a misuse of both the law and its principles.

  • OPINION

    Backpedalling in a parallel Thai universe

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 18/11/2017

    » Thailand will eradicate poverty by next year.

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