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  • OPINION

    All you really need to know about primaries

    News, Robert W Fitts, Published on 10/01/2012

    » The US presidential primaries form a lengthy contest to determine the presidential candidates for the Democratic and Republican parties. The events stretch a full six months from Jan 3 in Iowa to June 26 in Utah. Though the news media will do their best to portray the primaries as a multi-faceted horse race worthy of close attention, the results are almost certain.

  • OPINION

    Upgraded roads, people downtrodden

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 10/01/2012

    » Do you know how many zeroes there are in 2 trillion? I don't. Intellectually, I can't immediately grasp how large such an amount of money is, being an ordinary citizen who subsists on some 50-baht meals most days.

  • OPINION

    Two hands that never met

    Life, M. Arlene Rafiq, Published on 11/01/2012

    » The breezy touch of the wind on my face put that refreshing and almost catatonic feeling of existence. It was pure total abandon without care in the world. Once in a while, it's good to be just in a simple existence with no worries of anything ... like a child. You sleep and eat and have no business to worry about or where to get the next meal or what to eat during the day. Just simple and totally relaxed living!

  • OPINION

    An issue that won't go away

    News, Published on 11/01/2012

    » Another week, another disturbing case that has stirred public concern over the nation's lese majeste laws. Details are finally going viral of the incredible witch-hunt for a young Ratchaburi woman. The crowd-stalking and scurrilous campaign against the woman are troubling, to say the least. But the state justice system has reinforced the prejudice and abuse of "Joss Stick", as she is called, because of the unique workings of Article 112 and other lese majeste laws.

  • OPINION

    The fuel is CNG, even when used in NGVs

    News, Published on 11/01/2012

    » For more than a decade the PTT has been leading the Thai people in calling Compressed Natural Gas ''NGV''. So this has become the standard household term here in Thailand, while the rest of the world properly calls it CNG.

  • OPINION

    Thai Rath Editorial

    News, Published on 11/01/2012

    » The government's attempt to amend the constitution continues to draw much public attention, as well as criticism from the opposition Democrat Party. Even members of the ruling Pheu Thai Party are divided over who should be in charge of rewriting the charter.

  • OPINION

    Public voice in charter is vital

    News, Published on 12/01/2012

    » The proposal from Dr Ukrit Mongkolnavin's commission _ that a 34-member panel he handpicked should be tasked with rewriting the Constitution _ appears doomed, as most Pheu Thai MPs have rejected his idea. This should not be surprising at all.

  • OPINION

    Education here is all form and no substance

    News, Published on 12/01/2012

    » Re: ''Losing out for lack of English (BP, Editorial, Jan 10). I am a Thai who has taught at universities in Europe, Australia and the US. In July 2011, I accepted a teaching position in the English-language BA course in journalism and mass media studies at Thammasat University. I resigned after one semester.

  • OPINION

    Getting ready for 'free flow' of opportunities in AEC

    News, Prasarn Trairatvorakul, Published on 12/01/2012

    » Global citizenship is linked to the relationship between an individual and the state. Since we now live in a virtual world connected by technology, today's global relationship should perhaps be better defined as an association with economic opportunities available to an individual, irrespective of physical presence.

  • OPINION

    Life is tough for children of migrants

    News, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 12/01/2012

    » Although Chaiyong Hongsa is already 11, he is perfectly happy to be in kindergarten with the toddlers. For him, it is not only where he can learn Thai. It is also where he can have the chance to experience childhood.

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