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    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    PM drops ball in graft fight

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/03/2018

    » Corruption has hit what is surely one of the lowest points ever in the country. Credible reports have highlighted the low crime of state employees stealing from the poorest and most vulnerable people in the country. When the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) confirms the breath-taking details around the end of the month, it will be a shocking and a sad day. As the head of a civil society group said last week, the welfare embezzlement scandal indicates huge failures by both the current government and the moribund anti-corruption groups it appointed.


    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.


    'Axe lady' not all to blame

    News, Editorial, Published on 23/02/2018

    » The pickup truck bashing incident involving a hot-headed house owner who smashed up a car parked across her driveway by another motorist should not be regarded as an isolated case involving two conflicting parties. The case reflects how enforcement of our laws is so farcical.


    Hunters must face justice

    News, Editorial, Published on 08/02/2018

    » The case of a top construction tycoon involved in a blatant hunting incident in the World Heritage Thungyai Naresuan sanctuary conservation area in Kanchanaburi province is appalling.


    Drop Thepha charges now

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/11/2017

    » Two days after a skirmish with police officers before a mobile cabinet meeting in Songkhla, 16 Thepha residents, including a minor, who were chained and locked up, have been freed, but they still face tough legal action.


    Time to listen in South

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/11/2017

    » The new-look government under Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has travelled to the deep South for a mobile cabinet meeting which is scheduled to take place today in Songkhla, the first time in recent memory that the entire cabinet will be in the southernmost region.

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