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  • OPINION

    Disgraceful detentions

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/05/2018

    » The latest temporary detention of land rights activists in Chiang Mai and Lamphun by security authorities is disgraceful.

  • OPINION

    Don't waste water plan

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/04/2018

    » The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's bid to implement a plan to introduce a wastewater treatment fee is welcome news.

  • OPINION

    In need of road sense

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/04/2018

    » This government, like those over the previous two decades, has a strange highway safety plan. Twice a year, one-week "crackdown announcements" precede the New Year periods when more vehicles than usual are on the highways. Allegedly tough enforcement proceeds, as is currently under way. Each time, government measures fail to reduce the shockingly high death toll.

  • OPINION

    Time to take a stand against harassment

    News, Editorial, Published on 08/04/2018

    » A great time for revellers to enjoy water fights and splashing, Songkran has also become a hotbed for sex crimes. This year, authorities seem to acknowledge this problem. But they have come up with a poor solution. Instead of telling men not to grope women, they advise women not to put themselves up to becoming victims.

  • OPINION

    Eyeing new speed limits

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/04/2018

    » On the eve of yet another festival period on the nation's roads, a debate is under way over road safety. The discussion is about speed limits.

  • OPINION

    New feast for graft gremlin

    News, Editorial, Published on 07/04/2018

    » Starting this month, residents of more than 83,000 villages and communities nationwide, including in Bangkok, have been brainstorming development projects for which they will seek financial support under the government's Thai Niyom Yangyuen, or sustainable Thai-ism, programme.

  • OPINION

    NACC fails major test

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/04/2018

    » The National Anti-Corruption Commission has often dropped the ball over the past few years. But its failure both to press the investigation of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's wristwatches and inform the public plumbs new depths. The public have rightly responded to last week's statements in both a disappointed and angry manner. It is now a question of whether the current NACC can survive the disdain it has caused.

  • OPINION

    Do away with conscription

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/03/2018

    » Despite Thailand not being at war, another batch of young Thai men will be drafted early next month to serve in the military against their will. This costly and unnecessary annual military conscription, which has existed by default for decades, needs a rethink. Many countries have abolished it. Thailand has no reason to carry on with it.

  • OPINION

    Time to bite bullet on rabies scourge

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/03/2018

    » The rabies situation in this country requires utmost serious attention. Last week The Protection and Disease Control Office declared 13 provinces red zones for the fatal disease which killed three people this year.

  • OPINION

    New parties, same swamp

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/03/2018

    » The emergence of "new" political parties this week brought neither hope nor excitement to the country's deeply divided and troubled political landscape. Most new parties are just old wine in different bottles, offering tastes of political agendas that veer between the toxic and the mundane. They are the same choices that Thailand has had for decades. The country is crying out for political young blood with fresh mandates.

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