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  • OPINION

    Going potty over luck at Govt House

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 10/05/2017

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha likes to remind us he is not a politician -- a statement that in a way reflects his perceived superiority. Basically, he wants it known he is in a different league.

  • NEWS

    Wissanu justifies S44 order for Sor Por Kor land

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 22/06/2017

    » Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has defended the government's decision to invoke Section 44 to clear legal hurdles allowing Sor Por Kor land to be used for petroleum, renewable energy and mining activities.

  • OPINION

    Digital control freaks

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/12/2016

    » Using the single gateway to deal with lese majeste is akin to using a shotgun to kill a fly, and will put Thailand behind the rest of the world.

  • OPINION

    Whingeing old bag

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/11/2016

    » In the 1970s we had several correspondents of the "US Army (Ret'd)" ilk, bemoaning the failure of Thailand's governments and administrations in conducting the nation's affairs on the admirable lines of Rainbow Gulch or Redneck Springs. Possessed of almost universal expertise, they were very, very boring.

  • OPINION

    It's best not to     forget lessons of 1991 coup

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 24/02/2017

    » Feb 23, the day the military top brass toppled the government of Chatichai Choonhavan in a bloodless coup in 1991 (with a political bloodbath, known as the Black May uprising the following year) passed by almost without notice.

  • OPINION

    Rules of the game

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/08/2016

    » If someone illegally takes control of a ship its called piracy and it's a very serious offence. When people interfere with the planned flight of an aircraft it's known as hijacking and carries a severe punishment. One would think an even greater offence would be the illegal ousting of an elected government by an armed group, commonly known as a coup d'etat which in some countries would carry the most extreme penalty.

  • OPINION

    BMA's Mahakan mess

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/01/2017

    » It is with deep disappointment that we have read Peerawat Jariyasombat's strangely ill-informed article, "A lesson in development" (BP, Jan 16, 2017). In a move that seems calculated to pander to the greed of developers rather than nurture the human resources represented by local populations, Khun Peerawat hails the efforts of Korean authorities to replace an existing population with an artist colony, but says nothing about the fate of the original residents.

  • OPINION

    Recover the money

    News, Postbag, Published on 04/06/2016

    » Can someone explain why Klongchan Credit Union members, who lost 12 billion baht, are not officially represented by the justice system? The Justice Minister (BP, May 31) is correct in saying that they appear to have been forgotten.

  • OPINION

    Rich pickings for police

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/08/2016

    » It was reported (BP, Aug 19) the Agricultural Land Reform Office is mulling what to do with two luxury mansions seized from two former police officers accused of unlawfully owning the land. One mansion was said to be worth over 35 million baht, while one plot of land is 535 rai.

  • OPINION

    Water solution urgent

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/03/2016

    » More than half of the provinces are currently at risk of running out of water for household use this year, yet Thailand is blessed with abundant rainfall.

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