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  • OPINION

    Korea needs a Thai fix

    News, Editorial, Published on 20/05/2019

    » South Korea is a popular destination for Thai tourists, the same way that Thailand is for South Koreans. Unfortunately, the tourism relationship between the countries has been damaged by the continuing influx of Thai visitors who end up being overstayers and illegal workers in South Korea.

  • OPINION

    City bus blues won't go away

    News, Editorial, Published on 01/05/2019

    » Less than a week after the government increased bus fares in Bangkok last month, an air-conditioned bus was found broken down in the middle of a road in the city centre after having lost its back wheels.

  • OPINION

    Has drug reform gone to pot?

    News, Editorial, Published on 07/04/2019

    » Legal action against a prominent rice expert and biodiversity advocate for possessing marijuana plants and extracts raises questions as to whether the country is serious about drug reform. Or is it just hypocrisy?

  • OPINION

    Stop salvo against FFP

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/03/2019

    » According to the unofficial and partial results issued by the Election Commission (EC), the Future Forward Party (FFP) received almost six million votes and at least 80 seats in the House of Representatives in Sunday's general election. That makes it the third-largest party with about 18% of the popular vote.

  • OPINION

    Justice in wildlife saga

    News, Editorial, Published on 20/03/2019

    » More than a year after construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta was arrested at a camping site inside Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary with a firearm and the carcasses of rare endangered animals including a pheasant and black leopard, justice has been served -- partially.

  • OPINION

    Preserve iconic 'yang na' trees

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/02/2019

    » The sight of the iconic yang na trees standing dead in Chiang Mai's Saraphi district is plainly outrageous.

  • OPINION

    Regime fails on corruption

    News, Editorial, Published on 04/02/2019

    » Thailand has dropped another point further down the scale of corrupt countries. Arguably the only thing worse than this national humiliation was the prime minister's attempt to wave it away. His attempt to dismiss the importance of the year-long scandal over his deputy prime minister's watch collection was not credible. Neither did his complaint that the global report on graft ignored the successes of his regime's anti-corruption campaigns gain sympathy.

  • OPINION

    Time to cast nets wider

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/01/2019

    » Now that the Thai government has "cleaned up" the country's lucrative fishing industry and saved seafood exporters from potentially huge losses deriving from lost exports to European Union markets, the time is nigh for it to address a bigger problem: saving migrant workers from abuse and exploitation in other sectors.

  • OPINION

    Immigration's poor choices

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/01/2019

    » A Saudi teenager took "running away from home" to a new level on Sunday when she showed up at Suvarnabhumi airport. What happened next, however, turned into unpleasant farce, with Thailand as villain.

  • OPINION

    NHRC should strive for balance

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/12/2018

    » The two new picks for the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) made by the coup-installed National Legislative Assembly (NLA) raised vital questions about the state's sincerity in championing the human rights cause.

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