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  • OPINION

    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.

  • OPINION

    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.

  • OPINION

    Inequality exposed

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/12/2018

    » The economy expert Banyong Pongpanich was studying recent statistics last week when he made an interesting discovery. Based on figures reported in the latest annual Global Wealth Databook by Credit Suisse (CS), the inequality gap in Thailand has become the worst in the world. The figure represents national assets held and controlled by a nation's richest 1%, compared with the other 99%. In Thailand, that 1% is about 500,000, compared with the 50 million Thais of working ages.

  • OPINION

    Ray of hope for rule of law

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/11/2018

    » Much to the public's distress, the court case against construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta, who was allegedly involved in poaching on a trip to Thungyai wildlife sanctuary, began this week. A myriad of pressures surround this case given the status of Mr Premchai whose business fortune puts him high up on Thailand's who's who list.

  • OPINION

    Big handouts, bad politics

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/11/2018

    » The cabinet's decision last week to dole out some 87 billion baht was as ill-timed as it was poorly justified. The government up to and including Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha have done a poor job of explaining the sudden largesse.

  • OPINION

    One attack, one setback

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/11/2018

    » The murderous attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi highlights the troubles that Beijing faces in selling its keystone international development programme. "One Belt, One Road" began with much scepticism, and 2018 has seen setback after setback. Friday morning's assault on Chinese interests killed two policemen guarding the consulate. The Pakistani separatist group behind the deaths said the Chinese are "exploiting our resources".

  • OPINION

    It's time to tackle domestic violence

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/11/2018

    » Another young woman has fallen victim to domestic violence. Saifon, a young farmworker in Nakhon Si Thammarat, was killed this week by her jealous former husband after she tried to end the relationship.

  • OPINION

    THAI should put customers first

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 21/10/2018

    » The business mantra "Customer is king" cannot be applied to Thai Airways International, after the recent headline-making flight from Zurich to Bangkok.

  • OPINION

    Rabies fight still has a way to go

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/09/2018

    » As the world community marks Rabies Day this week, Thailand has to hang its head in shame.

  • OPINION

    Lese majeste losing ground

    News, Editorial, Published on 22/09/2018

    » The Appeal Court's acquittal of six young men on Tuesday of lese majeste charges -- on the grounds that they did not intend to commit the crime -- marks another positive step forward in the way allegations of defaming the Crown are handled.

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