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  • OPINION

    Courthouse death casts an ugly pall

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/07/2018

    » When Supachai Kanlahasunthorn learned that the Criminal Court acquitted a defendant whom he believed killed his son two years ago in Bangkok's Din Daeng area for "lack of evidence", the man was devastated.

  • NEWS

    May's Brexit blueprint shot down by Brussels

    AFP, Published on 27/07/2018

    » LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May faces being hobbled by the EU's rejection of key planks of her departure plan, stoking fears of a hard Brexit as calls grow for a second referendum.

  • OPINION

    Show sense in loan saga

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/07/2018

    » The plight of a school director who -- as a loan guarantor -- is held responsible for her former students' unpaid debts has captured the attention of the nation.

  • OPINION

    Time to rein in pollution

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/07/2018

    » The government's recent response to public concern over plastic and other pollution has been as tepid as it was disappointing. Faced with real evidence and dramatic cases of ongoing harm, authorities failed to seize the day. The pathetic and heavily documented death of a male pilot whale that choked on 80 plastic bags highlighted what we are doing to the oceans. The case caused experts to emerge to explain the details. The response by the government was a short, barely publicised and utterly failed attempt to stop vendors in some Bangkok wet markets. And even that has now halted.

  • OPINION

    A new Potemkin village in Moscow

    News, Published on 24/07/2018

    » If Karl Marx could see Russia today, he might revise his view of religion's role in oppressive regimes. In the country's capital, urbanism has become the new opium of the people.

  • OPINION

    Slaves in fatigues

    News, Published on 21/07/2018

    » Thailand's military conscripts being used as "servants" at the generals' homes could be inscribed in the Guinness Book of World Records (Editorial, July 19).

  • OPINION

    ACT speaks righteously

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/07/2018

    » Hats off to the Anti-Corruption Organisation of Thailand (ACT) for its combination request-rebuke over the country's two biggest cases of graft. This group quite properly took the National Anti-Corruption Commission to task. The NACC has fulfilled neither its duty to the constitution nor its obligation to the public. It has convinced everyone it is dragging its collective feet on the cases, on purpose. ACT is quite properly calling the NACC to act more responsibly.

  • OPINION

    Unacceptable media move

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 10/07/2018

    » The constitution shepherded into place last year by the military regime seems at first glance to be clear about freedom of the press. Media "shall enjoy the liberty to report news or express opinion", it states in Section 35. That is even extended to every person, not just the media. It sounds good until you get well into Section 34, which contains that hugely limiting word "except".

  • OPINION

    Anti-IUU bid on right track

    News, Editorial, Published on 06/07/2018

    » In its efforts to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's government has taken a number of measures.

  • OPINION

    Volunteers and success

    News, Editorial, Published on 04/07/2018

    » The successful search and the coming rescue of the Wild Boar football team is one of our finest moments. The 12 boys and coach were found and then broadcast on video to the nation by skilled and tenacious divers who refused to take a step or stroke backwards for 10 agonising days. They are heroes. So are the hundreds, Thai and foreigner, who supported them directly, as are the thousands who backed them actively.

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