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  • OPINION

    Poor start in drive for police reform

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/09/2017

    » The decision by the police reform committee to seek advice from a person who broke the law and has been alleged to be involved in irregularities in a police station building project seems to be a start that is only going to lead to a dead end. The committee, as one of the 11 military-appointed reform panels, plans to invite Suthep Thaugsuban, the former protest leader of the now-defunct People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), to give his opinions on reforming the Royal Thai Police and decentralising the police force.

  • OPINION

    Land row stirs hornet's nest

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/09/2017

    » Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda has landed in hot water over a land dispute in which he granted approval to a company under the Krathing Daeng (Red Bull) group to use community forest land in tambon Ban Dong in Khon Kaen's Ubonrat district.

  • OPINION

    Modi's big gamble backfires on India

    Editorial, Published on 03/09/2017

    » About 10 months ago, one of Asia’s largest economies, India, undertook a move that sent shock waves all across the country's one billion plus people and the world. On the night of Nov 9, the incumbent Narendra Modi government announced that within hours 86% of the country's money in circulation would become worthless.

  • OPINION

    Doing right by voters

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/08/2017

    » Two new election rules recently proposed by the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) sound ripe for controversy even before they are implemented.

  • OPINION

    Flood of old problems

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/08/2017

    » By the time Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha arrived in Sakon Nakhon yesterday to inspect the flood situation, the water must have drained away in many areas, leaving only traces of the severe damage the floods brought.

  • OPINION

    Wise pick for missing link

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/07/2017

    » The Prayut Chan-o-cha government on Tuesday gave the green light to the extension of the Purple Line, which links Tao Poon with the Thon Buri side of the city.

  • OPINION

    A chance to fix the NBTC

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/07/2017

    » The broadcast business has declared an emergency of sorts over the future of the industry's regulators. The terms for executives in charge of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) expire on Oct 6. Realistically, there is not enough time to appoint a new board.

  • OPINION

    Leave Isoc out of land fight

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/07/2017

    » The latest announcement about the battle against land encroachment is troubling on two counts. The Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) continues to be in charge of all raids and evictions of alleged encroachers. The spokesman for Isoc claimed his agency would step up its operation by making a move to reclaim 3.09 million rai of rubber plantations which the command has decided are illegally occupied.

  • OPINION

    Tower project 'suspicious'

    News, Editorial, Published on 01/07/2017

    » The Prayut Chan-o-cha government's decision to approve an observation tower that will make use of a water-front land plot belonging to a state agency has raised public suspicions, which is understandable.

  • OPINION

    Hydro dams pace alarming

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/06/2017

    » The inter-governmental consultation on the Pak Beng project, the third hydroelectric dam planned to be built on the Mekong River in Laos, tells us a lot about the future of dam building on this mighty international waterway.

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