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  • OPINION

    Wrong 'cure' for malaise

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/04/2016

    » Pre-school children need more support in early childhood education to have a better head start, particularly those in rural areas.

  • OPINION

    Educational disrepair

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/03/2016

    » Thailand's education system needs drastic reform which demands nothing less than decentralisation. Yet the system is gearing up for even more top-down control and worsening education disparity.

  • OPINION

    Time to fix Airport Link

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/03/2016

    » It was indeed a miracle that there were no fatalities or serious injuries among the 700 passengers trapped in the stuffy carriages of the Airport Rail Link's City Line, without air conditioning, for almost an hour under the scorching sun before being rescued. Seven passengers were reported to have fainted and were given first aid.

  • OPINION

    Body armour an army job

    News, Editorial, Published on 23/03/2016

    » Weekend shoppers at Bang Na's Seacon Square were treated to a display of giant bears from children's tales. But there was a disturbing message alongside the huge Paddington, Lotso, Po Ping and Winnie the Pooh, among others. There was a sign and kiosk asking for funds to purchase body armour for troops stationed in the deep South. This is a shocking appeal to the public for help with a problem that is now years old, and which has cost lives.

  • OPINION

    Crackdown has its limits

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/03/2016

    » The government's planned crackdown on some 6,000 "influential criminal figures" nationwide has inevitably revived the tragic memory of the notorious "war on drugs" launched in February 2003 by then prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

  • OPINION

    Scrap the cable car

    News, Editorial, Published on 01/03/2016

    » There is no explanation of just why the military regime decided to regurgitate the Phu Kradueng cable car project. The government has multiple, urgent tasks to deal with. This old proposal to pockmark the Loei mountain with cable poles has been rejected many times, and for many good reasons. It is not really important what strange reason has caused this old proposal to resurface. It is only important to quickly turn it down again and get back to pressing matters.

  • OPINION

    'Big Brother' wants more 

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/02/2016

    » One point of the 16-point proposal the cabinet submitted to the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) appears to be a move by the military regime to secure its hold on power once the new charter comes into effect. The move has caused an uproar among political and academic circles. Even CDC chairman Meechai Ruchupan was surprised by the particular proposal and has sought a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, the government's top legal mind, for clarification.

  • OPINION

    It's time for CP All to set some standards

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/02/2016

    » The Association of Investment Management Companies (AIMC) and other local institutional investors’ decision to sanction CP All for its failure to act on the insider trading scandal is welcomed. On Thursday, AIMC agreed not to increase its stake in CP All until the operator of the 7-Eleven convenience stores punishes the CP All executives found guilty of insider trading.

  • OPINION

    Clean-up efforts need more thought

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/02/2016

    » If your lover fails to give you flowers for Valentine’s Day today, you can thank the junta. The clean-up campaign that has swept through 39 locations in 21 Bangkok districts has arrived at Pak Khlong Talat flower market — which handles the vast majority of the roses, marigolds and more grown in Thailand and much of the imports — just in time for the busiest week of the year. More than 1,400 vendors were told on Feb 2 to move out by the end of the month under a notice from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, which in turn takes its orders from the military regime. Surprise is an essential part of Valentine’s Day, but this is one the vendors could have done without.

  • OPINION

    Our teachers' heavy burden

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/02/2016

    » It is a well-known fact that a large number of teachers in this country are heavily loaded with debts, both formal and informal. The chronic debt problem is so bad that some fear the quality of education in Thailand may be affected because teachers themselves appear to be more concentrated on finding the money to pay their debts than on teaching. 

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