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    Land xenophobia

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/01/2016

    » Re: “Critics savage 99-year land lease scheme”, (BP, Jan 28).

  • News & article

    Dolly mixed up priorities

    News, Postbag, Published on 31/01/2016

    » What a relief! After months spent publishing page after page of trivia about economics, politics and various so-called “global threats”, the Bangkok Post has at last seized on a topic more worthy of our attention.

  • News & article

    Losing our religion?

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/01/2016

    » With the exception of a few forest monasteries, the majority of Thai Buddhists are mired in materialistic and nominally religious pursuits to such an extent that the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and its real practice have been obliterated by a tidal wave of amulets, rituals, merit making and commercial enterprises.

  • News & article

    Know the difference

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/01/2016

    » Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon is reported in the Bangkok Post on Jan 16 as vehemently insisting there is no Islamic State (IS) militant presence in Thailand. This was quite reassuring until I got to the bit where Gen Prawit states, “I can confirm intelligence has not detected any activities of the IS group in Thailand.”

  • News & article

    Skytrain eyesore

    News, Postbag, Published on 19/01/2016

    » It was interesting to read “B2bn tram in the works for Phuket”, (BP, Jan 18).

  • News & article

    Gracious in defeat

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/01/2016

    » Somsak Pola in his PostBag letter on Tuesday noted Taiwan election loser Eric Chu conceded defeat graciously. Then he said Thais won’t do that. He is wrong.

  • News & article

    Rubbery figures

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/01/2016

    » Our goal is to help rubber farmers, not to buy their product. The most cost-efficient way to help them is to give them only the subsidy portion (about 15-20 baht/kg) while letting them freely sell their crop to the highest bidders in world markets. This will save taxpayers about 30 baht/kg, or 3 billion baht in total, equal to two thirds of the approved budget, plus 979 million baht to hire private parties to process, stock, and manage the crop, a total of almost 4 billion baht — while helping farmers as much as now planned.

  • News & article

    Playing with fire

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/01/2016

    » There are several controversies involving Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn, aka Somdet Chuang, who is likely to be appointed as supreme patriarch.

  • News & article

    Coal has black future

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/01/2016

    » Coal is having a rough start to the year, but there are still some voices that continue to tout its benefits for humanity. Sopon Pornchokchai, in his article “Is Greenpeace being flexible with the truth?” (Bangkok Post Sunday, Jan 10) claiming coal is cheap, safe and abundant, is one of them.

  • News & article

    In defence of THAI

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/01/2016

    » Re: “Safety concerns hit industry’s credibility”, this issue really hurts the credibility of the country.

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