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  • OPINION

    Threat to shut down Aerothai a mile too far

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 14/01/2014

    » The People’s Democratic Reform Committee and its militant wing, the Network of Students and People for the Reform of Thailand, appear to be emboldened by their latest move, Operation Bangkok Shutdown, which has succeeded in seizing seven major traffic choke points without any resistance from the police.

  • OPINION

    Pla Boo's doomsday prophesy, and public gullibility

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 03/01/2012

    » A young boy made predictions of bad things that would happen to us more than 30 years ago. And believe it or not, many of us took his doomsday prophesy seriously.

  • OPINION

    Living in the past

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 10/06/2019

    » Apart from giving rise to keyboard warriors and other nuisances, the digital age also has a good side. One thing I love most about today's world is that it has given me easy access to tons of photographs from the distant past. And that, at least to me, is almost like time travel.

  • OPINION

    Pattaya needs big clean-up

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/05/2019

    » Once again, Pattaya has been hit by a water pollution crisis. The sight of grimy torrents gushing from a city sewerage pipe into the sea on Jomtien beach has appalled members of the public.

  • OPINION

    Korea needs a Thai fix

    News, Editorial, Published on 20/05/2019

    » South Korea is a popular destination for Thai tourists, the same way that Thailand is for South Koreans. Unfortunately, the tourism relationship between the countries has been damaged by the continuing influx of Thai visitors who end up being overstayers and illegal workers in South Korea.

  • OPINION

    Must-visit cultural sites evoke pride

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 18/05/2019

    » The 10 must-see cultural sites as announced by the Ministry of Culture have raised eyebrows and drawn criticism.

  • OPINION

    'F' word makes a major breakthrough

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 12/05/2019

    » Important news from the world of wordplay. The latest edition of the Collins international Scrabble dictionary lists 2,862 new words, most of which I have never heard of. But most importantly for us in Thailand, a significant newcomer is one we are familiar with … farang.

  • OPINION

    Asean-S Korea ties surging forward

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 09/04/2019

    » South Korea is catching up with China and Japan in developing all-around relations with Asean. Last week's announcement of the third Asean-Korea Summit to be held in Busan from Nov 25-27 together with the first Mekong-Korea Summit is a speed indicator of South Korea's approach to Asean. Under current President Moon Jae-in, South Korean officials have described bilateral relations as going gosog, or high-speed.

  • OPINION

    What Thai youths do not know

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 08/04/2019

    » It's no secret that a large number of new-generation Thais have poor attitudes toward their homeland. Scornful posts and non-constructive comments are rampant on the internet. The causes of their resentment are numerous: politics, traffic, laws, the economy, culture, social values, cost of living -- you name it.

  • OPINION

    Thailand must take action for cleaner air in Asean

    News, Published on 05/04/2019

    » When complaints are made about the haze crisis and air pollution in Southeast Asia, most usually think about fires in Indonesia's provinces, which have been a recurrent problem for over two decades. However, the situation this year has been different as Thailand has been at the centre of concerns.

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