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    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?


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    EC needs to be impartial

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/12/2018

    » This year, two individuals have set extraordinary examples for Thai people, demonstrating that integrity and honesty are traits that matter for those in or running for public office.


    Abetting dictators

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/12/2018

    » The sudden government interest in apprehending political opponents of foreign governments is disappointing. It may be coincidence but in just a week, police have forcibly detained critics of the governments of Cambodia and Bahrain. The arrests and threats of deportation or extradition to these undemocratic countries go against normal human rights practices. They also violate decades of Thai policy that often welcomed and never threatened lives of foreigners pitted against their governments.

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