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  • OPINION

    Thaksin's no angel

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/05/2019

    » Re: "Coups not the answer", (PostBag, May 23). I fully agree with Felix Qui that coups are not the solution to Thailand's political maladies and government corruption. I also agree that Thaksin Shinawatra was highly successful in garnering the support of poorer segments of society, largely because he was the first politician to give marginalised Thais any attention, however meagre.

  • OPINION

    Criminal taxi scammers

    News, Postbag, Published on 19/05/2019

    » Hailing a taxi in Bangkok has become almost impossible. Being forced to overpay or walk is the only option for tourists these days. It's gotten worse, much worse.

  • OPINION

    Street safety tips

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/05/2019

    » In her May 15 comment, "Cough up cash to stop road carnage", Ploenpote Atthakor quite correctly pointed out that the apparent fascination with Japanese-style "points" deductions and new laws will have little sway with Thai drivers.

  • OPINION

    More than 'som tam'

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/05/2019

    » It is indeed good news to know that the Maya Bay closure will be extended until 2021. (BP, May 9). Last year's closure resulted in ecological recovery, which is a promising sign. To be frank, I previously did not think Thais could put short-term self interest aside and cooperate for long-term benefits. It's also good news that they will implement the online e-ticketing system for transparency purposes.

  • OPINION

    Poisonous billionaires

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/05/2019

    » Re: "Regime's knives are out for Thanathorn", (Opinion, May 4). In my opinion, businessmen- turned-politicians are a poisonous mixture for any democratic country. Why?

  • OPINION

    Medical mishaps

    News, Postbag, Published on 04/05/2019

    » Re: "Asking for too much", (PostBag, May 2).

  • OPINION

    Are they high?

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/04/2019

    » I find it amazing that while there are factories in the countries north of us producing tens of millions of methamphetamine pills everyday for years, some of which are smuggled into Thailand, the Narcotics Control Board chooses to spend its time and energy raiding some small marijuana farm in Suphan Buri where they are apparently developing the byproducts of marijuana so they can be used in a healthful way.

  • OPINION

    Proud islanders

    News, Postbag, Published on 19/03/2019

    » Re: "Great British bulldog spirit", (PostBag, March 17).

  • OPINION

    Shopping for a judge

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/03/2019

    » Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party, in a recent interview with the Bangkok Post, is quoted as saying "The criminal charges against Khun Thaksin [were laid] under the military government … we are proposing to get him back. Reopen the cases against him, and the judge has to be neutral … he has the right to a free and fair trial."

  • OPINION

    It's love, actually

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/02/2019

    » Re: "PM backs senators' picks", (BP, Feb 23). In addressing the understandable concerns of his political opponents, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha asks of the senators to be hand-picked by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO): "Don't they love the country? Everyone loves the nation. The love of the country and democracy shouldn't be monopolised only by parties and politicians."

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