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    Know the difference

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/01/2016

    » Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon is reported in the Bangkok Post on Jan 16 as vehemently insisting there is no Islamic State (IS) militant presence in Thailand. This was quite reassuring until I got to the bit where Gen Prawit states, “I can confirm intelligence has not detected any activities of the IS group in Thailand.”


    A dangerous path

    News, Postbag, Published on 19/10/2015

    » We swing from freedom without accountability to the other extreme of fascism, all in the name of “Thai-style democracy”. I suggest we walk the middle way of freedom with accountability.


    It’s not bags, it’s us

    News, Postbag, Published on 10/10/2015

    » Re: “Anti-plastic bag campaign needs teeth to succeed”, (Opinion, Oct 9).


    Graft as strong as ever

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/10/2015

    » Re: “Dubious new charter looms with Meechai”, (Opinion, Oct 16). Despite so many charters and coups, why is the “road to Thai democracy” still riddled with potholes and patches? Mr Pandey is correct in pointing out that the key reason for the failure is the charter drafters’ undemocratic mindsets.


    Tant runs out of luck

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/09/2015

    » Chitpas ‘Tant’ Kridakorn reckons her application for a newly created post in the Royal Thai Police did not succeed because she didn’t have enough luck (BP, Sept 25).


    Subs claim sinks

    News, Postbag, Published on 11/08/2015

    » Re: “Subs plan tests navy to sink or swim”, (BP, Aug 9) offers a balanced analysis of the Royal Thai Navy’s case for submarines. The RTN’s main “justification” — to make other countries “stand in awe” — is weak. We already have the region’s second-largest naval force, behind Indonesia and ahead of Vietnam, yet with no conflict in sight. So, who are we going to stare down?


    Suthep out of touch?

    News, Postbag, Published on 30/07/2015

    » “Today, I made a complaint in the name of Suthep Thaugsuban, a citizen who knows something about bureaucracy and wishes to use that knowledge to help others,” Mr Suthep was quoted as saying in the Bangkok Post.


    Foreign ignorance

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/07/2015

    » I agree with Dusit Thammaraks (“Take us as we are or go home”, PostBag, July 12) when he says foreign residents are “educationally and culturally ill-equipped to grasp the intricacies of Thailand and the Thai people”.


    Avoid agendas

    Oped, Published on 16/06/2015

    » Re “One damp thing after another”, (BP, June 14).


    Silent on the military

    News, Published on 28/05/2015

    » Re: “Cabinet, NRC propose charter changes”, (BP, May 26). Why is the draft charter silent on the military, in particular its role in launching coups?

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