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  • OPINION

    Public must own anti-corruption drive

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 27/06/2014

    » As Thailand’s fate is being determined by a military intervention in politics that will either be a necessary detour or a dangerous descent from democratic rule, the performance and track record of the self-empowered military authorities are critical for any semblance of political legitimacy.

  • OPINION

    Aunties in distress

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 01/07/2014

    » I like reading about manus pa. It’s not that I’m curious to particularly know about their lives, I’m actually just interested in what people say about them.

  • OPINION

    Number’s up for lotto graft

    News, Published on 03/07/2014

    » It is welcome news that the military junta has stepped in to tackle overpriced lottery tickets — a longstanding problem rooted in cronyism, monopoly and corruption.

  • OPINION

    Prayuth must take great care wielding ‘special powers’

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 03/07/2014

    » It is a certainty the interim charter that is being drafted will make the junta chief more powerful than the government. This can be interpreted in good ways or bad, depending on where you stand.

  • OPINION

    Problems are being sorted with bewildering speed

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 07/07/2014

    » It is in no-way overstating the fact that there has been a distinct odour to the way the pledged rice has been stored in many privately-owned warehouses and silos from the start of the infamous scheme three years ago. But the real problem is that all those people in the Yingluck government, from top to bottom, who were responsible for the scheme didn’t smell it.

  • OPINION

    Postbag: Everyone's a winner

    News, Published on 08/07/2014

    » Between the government price of about 74 baht per ticket and the retail price of 80 baht per ticket there is enough profit for everybody if the risks are removed.

  • OPINION

    Public can afford to be less uncritical of the coup

    News, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 08/07/2014

    » Congratulations to the military for taking control of the nation and managing to win over the public in opinion polls, even if they are doing so with the connivance of a largely uncritical media.

  • OPINION

    Postbag: No one cares at SRT

    News, Published on 12/07/2014

    » Stories of the tragic deaths of innocent children are heartbreaking, especially if they could have been prevented. About 15 years ago my son, who was in his early teens, was travelling on the night train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok with a group from his school. A couple of hours after the kids and their chaperones had settled in their bunks for the night, my son felt the groping hands of a State Railway of Thailand (SRT) employee.

  • OPINION

    The big issue: Foreign affairs

    Alan Dawson, Published on 13/07/2014

    » For months, if not years, prior to May 22, most Western and some Asian governments had lobbied the Thai military hard, stating or plainly warning that a direct overthrow of the government would bring strong reactions, some measured punishments and loud recriminations from overseas.

  • OPINION

    The price of luck

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 16/07/2014

    » One afternoon, as I was walking through a fresh market, the normally talkative female vendors were rather quiet. All ears were pressed to the radio, their attention captured by the broadcast of the lottery draw. After the results were read, it was interesting to see the jubilant and disappointed reactions on the faces of the people in the market.

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