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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • OPINION

    Nothing is unsinkable

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/07/2018

    » This week a local ship builder announced its intention with support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, to make water transport safer with "unsinkable" ships.

  • OPINION

    Graft in schools stunts the nation

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/06/2018

    » While graft by political office-holders is an outrightly dishonest act that betrays public trust, corruption by schools and the education system is a dishonourable act that robs children of their rights and welfare and it should be treated as a serious crime.

  • OPINION

    Graft in schools stunts the nation

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 10/06/2018

    » While graft by political office-holders is an outrightly dishonest act that betrays public trust, corruption by schools and the education system is a dishonourable act that robs children of their rights and welfare and it should be treated as a serious crime.

  • OPINION

    Poor free press score

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/04/2018

    » A new and credible survey of world press freedom places Thailand at No.140. Out of 180 countries, that is a scandalous place to be for a nation whose prime minister is promising a return to a system of developing democracy. On its face, such a terrible placing is a slap at the regime. For there is no denying that the fresh, global survey got Thailand's current position about right.

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