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  • OPINION

    Road blocks of denial

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/06/2017

    » A wedding is supposed to be a joyful affair.

  • OPINION

    Keep a lid on Songkran

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/04/2017

    » The Songkran Festival officially begins today. Unlike previous years, the water splashing activities especially in Bangkok will take place in regulated calmness thanks to a series of state orders that are driven by the need to promote road safety and curb traffic-related fatalities.

  • OPINION

    Inconvenient evils

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/07/2017

    » Re: "Manas case all too rare", (Editorial, July 21).

  • OPINION

    Myanmar abuses rights

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/11/2016

    » The Myanmar government in recent weeks and days has either lost the plot or lost control. There seems no possible third explanation. The two most egregious events have been a vicious and murderous military offensive in western Rakhine state and a media crackdown of a type not seen since the dreadful days of Slorc rule. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has gone missing on the political front, while neighbours and friends are losing faith in her government.

  • OPINION

    Solutions available to start wind projects

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/02/2017

    » A Supreme Administrative Court ruling last Tuesday on the illegality of the use of agriculturally designated land by Thep Sathit Wind Farm Co's project to convert wind into electricity in Chaiyaphum province could jeopardise other planned wind power projects or the country's overall development of this type of renewable energy.

  • OPINION

    Double standards

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/09/2016

    » The alleged forest encroachment case in Trat involving one of the richest families in Thailand has raised a few questions about possible double standards.

  • OPINION

    Xi's not for turning? Don't be so sure

    News, Published on 05/12/2018

    » As president-for-life, China's Xi Jinping is neither bound by rules nor limited by rivals. He has upended a careful political balance by concentrating power in his own hands, and overturned a cautious approach to foreign policy, while throwing in jail anyone he views as a threat. China's most dominant leader since Mao Zedong now has 90 days to head off an all-out trade war with the US provoked, in part, by his own mercantilist policies. Can anybody convince him to make a U-turn?

  • OPINION

    Bill hits foreigners

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/12/2016

    » Re: "Computer bill deeply flawed", (Editorial, Dec 15).

  • OPINION

    Suu Kyi's sad neglect

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/11/2016

    » It takes a unique grievance to inspire linked demonstrations across Southeast Asia and beyond. But last Friday, in half a dozen cities including Bangkok, protests occurred at the embassies of neighbour and fellow Asean member Myanmar. The focus was the recent escalation of violence against Rohingya people in the western state of Rakhine. The peaceful protesters, mostly from Muslim groups, were outraged at Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • OPINION

    Burkini ban is ridiculous

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/09/2016

    » The French government's decision to create an uproar over women who cover up on the country's beaches was always going to be trouble. In a way, the ban on the so-called "burkini" bathing wear is reminiscent of the equally misguided attempt by our own government to ban Islamic head wear in schools. Such state interference is not just unnecessary but divisive. The Paris government would be wise to consider the lessons learned in Thailand, accept they were wrong and abandon this poorly conceived law.

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