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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Going too far with S44

    News, Editorial, Published on 22/06/2017

    » Finally, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government has decided to resort to the powerful Section 44 of the interim charter to settle the issue of Sor Por Kor land being used for business activities beyond agriculture, including petroleum, renewable energy and mining.

  • 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.

  • OPINION

    Health system in need of reform

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/05/2017

    » Thailand's healthcare system is in need of reform to ensure its sustainability. In the past month, medical care became a social debate after a series of incidents exposing the weaknesses in Thailand's health system. From the financial crisis at state hospitals, the employment of professional nurses to the death of two young doctors in provincial hospitals, these issues exposed the weakness in the system.

  • OPINION

    Drop British journo case

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/06/2017

    » The authorities should drop charges against a UK journalist who was found carrying body armour and gas masks while going through security checks during a transit stop at Suvarnabhumi airport this week.

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