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    16 facts about being Thai Chinese

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 27/01/2017

    » To mark Chinese New Year (Jan 28), let's take a look at the different sides of being Thai nationals of Chinese descent.

  • OPINION

    Doable New Year resolutions

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 30/12/2016

    » Wanna achieve something in 2017 without setting yourself up for disappointment by not following through with your resolutions? Here are my humble suggestions of what laymen can do -- with little to no effort -- to make the next 12 months more positive for themselves and others.

  • OPINION

    Democracy on trial

    News, Postbag, Published on 12/07/2016

    » Eric Bahrt in his letter, "Better late than never", (BP, July 10) demanded that I, among others, apologise for being a junta apologist and anti-democracy advocate. That is funny, allow me to explain why.

  • OPINION

    There have probably been better years

    Oped, Roger Crutchley, Published on 27/12/2015

    » Well, we've just about scraped through 2015, although there have been a few dicey moments. Most of us will be happy to see the back of the Year of the Sheep, or was it the Goat? I never did quite work that out. It is customary at this time to look back on the past 12 months, although there are some events you might prefer to forget. If nothing else it serves as a reminder that Thailand will always be Truly Amazing.

  • OPINION

    How to make transit truly for the masses

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/03/2016

    » Monday is always the source of predicaments. Last Monday, especially, was chaos for many Bangkokians. No, we're not talking about Gen Prayut's birthday, even though it fell on the same day.  What happened last Monday was the infamous Airport Rail Link (ARL) incident. And all the news and headlines have already informed you of how over 700 passengers were stuck inside a train for an hour due to electrical problems, leaving them practically suffocated under Bangkok's trapped heat.

  • OPINION

    Another year to remember, or maybe forget

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 28/12/2014

    » Well, we've just about scraped through another 12 months, although at times things did look a bit on the shaky side. At least all the whistle-blowing has abated. Here are a few reminders of events and characters that graced the year 2014, although some you may prefer to forget.

  • OPINION

    The wheels on the bus go around Khon Kaen

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 26/11/2014

    » Last week, the mayor of Khon Kaen and a group of locals showed strong commitment to improving the city's public transportation system. They are no longer waiting for a budget from our centralised government.

  • OPINION

    Cheating the cheaters

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 30/05/2013

    » Foreign workers are useful. They fill the jobs we don’t have the proper skills to do, or the jobs that we simply don’t want to do.

  • OPINION

    Welcome end to mobile traffic checkpoints

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 09/10/2015

    » Random checkpoint, flying checkpoint, mobile checkpoint, temporary roadblock, call it what you will, they all serve just one purpose -- to squeeze money from road users, and motorcyclists in particular.

  • OPINION

    This is no time for nationalism

    Life, Adam Kohut, Published on 28/08/2015

    » Tragedy is a strange, contradictory thing. It breaks and it binds. It destroys and it builds. It opens and it closes. When an earthquake, or a storm, or a man's gun, or a bomb takes human lives, there is first anger, sadness, confusion. There is fear. There is grief. There is great pain. But this is followed by a period of mourning, and then of consolation, of comfort, of determination and of strength.

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