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  • News & article

    Don’t be so surprised

    News, Postbag, Published on 04/01/2016

    » Re: “Thais fear AC English barrier”, (BP, Jan 2).

  • News & article

    Canal loss lament

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/01/2016

    » I would like to support Khun Ploenpote Atthakor’s “Water needs back-to-basics approach (Commentary, Jan 4). Especially this sentence: “Without efficient irrigation canals, we waste huge amounts of rainwater in each downpour, and that is unfortunate.”

  • News & article

    Prevention is better

    News, Postbag, Published on 06/01/2016

    » UN statistics reveal that 79% of the 12,000 plus homicides taking place on average every year in Thailand are carried out with guns. Add to this more than 20,000 road fatalities per year and 545 killed annually due to the conflict in the deep South seems a mere drop in the blood bucket. But much of this needless horror is preventable. A close look at developed nations proves this. Progress in Thailand can be measured in these simple numbers. How many are dying needlessly every day due to preventable causes like dengue fever, diabetes, heart disease, pneumonia, drunk driving, speeding, failure to wear a helmet, illegal weapons, bombs, drug overdoses, and so many more? One might hope the government would try an ounce of prevention when faced with these staggering statistics if it’s goal truly is to restore happiness for the people.

  • News & article

    Stretched to the limit

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/01/2016

    » Re: “Free rubber stock, growers urge”, (BP, Jan 6).

  • News & article

    Reality of growth

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/01/2016

    » The World Bank’s "gloomy" 2.4% growth outlook for Thailand sounds bad but needs some perspective. It’s not far off the world forecast and well ahead of Europe.

  • News & article

    Motorcycle madness

    News, Postbag, Published on 09/01/2016

    » I was recently visiting family in Bangkok (an annual occurrence) and read a letter to the editor in the Bangkok Post complaining about the “sidewalk situation” in the capital and Pattaya.

  • News & article

    Red Bull reminder

    News, Postbag, Published on 12/01/2016

    » I fully agree with the storm raised against DJ Keng, aka Pattarasak Thiemprasert, who forcefully backed his pickup truck twice into a stationary car, then lied that the car had hit him. His lies were caught on a video taken by a bystander. This man richly deserves jail.

  • News & article

    Khlong of death

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Living in a condo overlooking Khlong Saen Saep, I was delighted when the BMA decided to widen the walkway alongside the canal to allow locals to walk and enjoy this wonderful resource.

  • News & article

    Two very different murders

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/01/2016

    » Re: “Teen held for killing classmate” (BP, Jan 8).

  • News & article

    Bowie in Bangkok

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/01/2016

    » David Bowie’s only appearance in Bangkok was at a concert on Dec 5, 1983, part of his “Serious Moonlight World Tour”. The concert took place at the Army Stadium on Vibhavadee Road (capacity 20,000), the only venue at that time big enough to hold a rock multitude.

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