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  • OPINION

    Angry aunties may have another axe to grind

    News, Published on 03/06/2018

    » Not for the first time, we have a story in Thailand that initially seemed to be done and dusted but once again rears its ugly head.

  • OPINION

    Rohingya riddle

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/05/2018

    » Re: "Pressure mounts on Suu Kyi over Rakhine", (Opinion, May 21)

  • OPINION

    Congrats Malaysia

    News, Postbag, Published on 12/05/2018

    » Re: "An election of hope", (Editorial, May 11).

  • OPINION

    The day the tree came tumbling down

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 13/05/2018

    » Last week I suffered the distressing experience of watching the biggest tree in my garden be chopped down to a stump. The tree had been there for a decade, growing rapidly every year, and it felt almost like losing a favourite pet. I should explain that although I love trees, this arboreal assault was given my reluctant approval as the tree had grown to a such a height that if it came down in a storm it would demolish half of the house. All the same, I felt very uncomfortable watching it being hacked away branch by branch.

  • OPINION

    Underwhelming taxis

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/05/2018

    » Re: "B5 minimum taxi fare hike needed, TDRI finds", (BP, May 1). I approve of the TDRI's suggestion for a five-baht rise in the minimum fare and a surcharge for traffic delays, as proposed by the TDRI's Sumet Ongkittikul, who found that taxi drivers earn just about the minimum wage.

  • OPINION

    Regulate innovation but don't kill it

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 23/04/2018

    » It's been an exhausting few weeks for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who stands accused of failing to prevent major data breaches and malign interference in the political process in the US and elsewhere. The CEO of the world's largest social network was roasted by US lawmakers in 10 hours of hearings for failing to protect Facebook users' private data.

  • OPINION

    Hailing ride to better urban mobility

    News, Published on 28/03/2018

    » The emergence of ride-hailing firms such as Uber and Grab, which recently merged their services in Southeast Asia, has received mixed responses. With the use of smartphone apps to connect commuters with drivers, this service, said to be a disruptive innovation to the existing point-to-point transport industry, has enjoyed consumer support due to its convenience and other benefits.

  • OPINION

    Thailand in the dark

    News, Postbag, Published on 29/03/2018

    » In "No state renewable power buying for five years", we can see the government's myopic and self-interested mindset regarding the future of Thai people.

  • OPINION

    Stop procrastinating, call the election now!

    News, Suranand Vejjajiva, Published on 21/03/2018

    » The latest proposal by Somchai Sawaengkarn, a member of the coup-installed National Legislative Assembly (NLA), asking for a consensus from political parties for a further delay of the general election of another three months has been seen as a regime tactic to extend its grip on power. Such a proposal deserves to be condemned.

  • OPINION

    Give trees a chance

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 12/03/2018

    » As of late, the construction company Italian-Thai has made headlines due to the illegal wildlife hunting activities of its president Premchai Karnasuta and the now -- sadly -- iconic panther he slayed. While Premchai is a threat to Thailand's fauna, it appears the company itself is no friend to flora, either.

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