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  • OPINION

    Let's be car free every day

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/09/2018

    » On Saturday, environmentally conscious people worldwide will join forces and shun private vehicles, the main culprit behind traffic congestion, during what is being billed as car-free day.

  • OPINION

    Ban Plainern's glory under threat

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/09/2018

    » Ban Plainern, a residence of the late Prince Narisaranuvattiwongse -- the Great Craftsman of Siam -- is under grave threat from a gigantic condominium construction project on a nearby plot of land.

  • OPINION

    T-shirt saga a witch hunt

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/09/2018

    » In what seems to be nothing other than a witch hunt against a small group of people who hold a political ideology seen as unorthodox in Thailand, the military junta has set a bad precedent and made an unjust move in slapping severe criminal charges against four people, who are alleged to have promoted the political concept through the distribution of T-shirts.

  • OPINION

    Unjustified media pursuit

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/09/2018

    » Police made poor decisions in suggesting they would charge the Samui Times website over the Koh Tao rape allegations, and in threatening other media as well. There are two reasons they are wrong. The first is that there is no "fake news" or false reporting involved. Secondly, the threat to bring criminal charges in this case will harm the country's image many times more than the reporting of the incident ever could.

  • OPINION

    Rattanakosin plan poses threat

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/09/2018

    » In a quiet, hush-hush move, the authorities have dusted off the Rattanakosin conservation and development master plan to turn Bangkok's inner, old town quarters into Thailand's own Champs-Elysee.

  • OPINION

    Only a total ban lift will do

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/08/2018

    » After having imposed its political ban for more than four years, the continued reluctance of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to restore full political rights and freedom of expression to the Thai people and political parties has raised grave concerns about a hidden agenda.

  • OPINION

    Battle for 5G is failing

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/08/2018

    » Almost from the moment they seized power, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and allies in the National Council for Peace and Order have spent time and treasure promoting their vision of the future. The two top meme titles are "Thailand 4.0" and "Digital Thailand". As defined, both are excellent and worthy goals. Lack of planning, absent government supervision and poor performance make both elusive.

  • OPINION

    Animal welfare key to Dusit Zoo move

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/08/2018

    » At the end of this month, Bangkokians will bid farewell to Dusit Zoo, as the final curtain falls for the site, treasured by many not just as a recreational edutainment place, but also as a vast green space in the heart of the capital.

  • OPINION

    Stop abuse in our homes

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/08/2018

    » On Tuesday, Nitiwadee "Mor Nim" Pucharoenyos, a victim of domestic violence, was spared the death sentence as the Appeal Court found her not guilty of killing her estranged husband. Instead, the court gave her mother the ultimate punishment for masterminding the murder.

  • OPINION

    Show sense in loan saga

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/07/2018

    » The plight of a school director who -- as a loan guarantor -- is held responsible for her former students' unpaid debts has captured the attention of the nation.

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