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  • OPINION

    Not feeling blessed

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/10/2017

    » Re: "Blessed by the junta", (PostBag, Oct 20).

  • OPINION

    Le Coup d'état à l'université

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 08/09/2017

    » At first I didn't want to comment on the recent Chula scandal because, like a good Thai, you shouldn't criticise the educational institution that you graduated from, especially one with such history, pride and prestige. If you've been reading my editor's notes, you know I have poked fun at Uncle Tu many times -- he does give me a lot of material to work with! Yet, when it came to the establishment where I received my higher education, I was hesitant.

  • OPINION

    Perils of police reform

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/07/2017

    » I'm glad that PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is reforming the police at long last, but he shouldn't reinvent the wheel. In 2006, then-prime minister Gen Surayud Chulanont, former army chief and member of our beloved King Rama IX's Privy Council, appointed retired Pol Gen Vasit Dejkunjorn, former chief of police, to head a distinguished commission for this very purpose.

  • OPINION

    Overcoming the old splits, post-Yingluck

    News, Published on 09/10/2017

    » A post-Yingluck Shinawatra Thailand is not a reconciled Thailand, and nor will it be if her Pheu Thai Party ceases to exist.

  • OPINION

    Come clean on Yingluck

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/09/2017

    » The official version of the "great escape" by ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra is coming apart. More importantly, the public is rapidly losing confidence in the government's ability to reconstruct what occurred -- or concoct a credible account.

  • OPINION

    Failing over rights, failing ourselves

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 08/09/2017

    » As they posed before the media cameras, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen were all smiles. According to their official statement, they were both looking for joint prosperity as the two countries aim to boost cooperation.

  • OPINION

    Armed to the teeth, with no battle to fight

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 15/07/2017

    » When everyone else is dead, the arms dealers will sip champagne and cuddle Playboy bunnies. Why? "Because everyone else will be busy killing each other," said Yuri Orlov, the arms dealer in Lord of War as portrayed by Nicolas Cage. When his client orders him a shipment of machine guns used in Rambo, Mr Orlov, an award-winning salesperson, asks, "Rambo part 1, 2 or 3?"

  • OPINION

    A tale of two bombs -- in Manchester and Bangkok

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 26/05/2017

    » There were two bombs on Monday. The one in Britain killed at least 22 people and injured 120 as they came out of a concert at Manchester Arena. It was carried out by a suicide bomber named Salman Abedi and claimed by the Islamic State (IS). The other was in Thailand, and injured 22 people at a military-linked hospital in Bangkok; nobody has claimed responsibility yet. But what happened afterwards was very different.

  • OPINION

    Double-edged sword called Section 44

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/03/2017

    » At first, the interim charter's Section 44 appears like a hidden sword that a knight in shining armour brings out only to fight a justifiable cause. Indeed, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha makes us believe so. Power and force will be used when necessary and applied constructively, we are told.

  • OPINION

    Funeral books shed light on People's Party

    News, Suthachai Yimprasert, Published on 24/06/2017

    » The 1932 memorial plaque incident is a key political event that we will be commemorating in what is a markedly different atmosphere relative to years past.

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