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  • OPINION

    Palm oil price hike is unwise

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/06/2019

    » Despite good intentions, the Department of Internal Trade's (DIT) latest move to instruct retailers to mark up prices of cooking palm oil aimed at boosting palm nut prices is imprudent.

  • OPINION

    Toxic inaction on farm chemicals

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/06/2019

    » In staunch defiance against growing calls for a ban on extremely hazardous farm chemicals, including paraquat, the Department of Agriculture has started registering farmers who still want to use the chemicals on their plantations.

  • OPINION

    Senate picks turn farcical

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/06/2019

    » The nepotism and cronyism involved in the appointment of 250 senators have already eroded the public's trust in the neutrality of the Upper House. But the latest revelation that six of the 10 all-male senator selection committee ended up being senators themselves makes a mockery of the entire process.

  • OPINION

    Don't fight fire with fire

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/06/2019

    » The rule of law in this country has reached another defining moment, as the fate of 41 MPs now hangs in the balance after House Speaker Chuan Leekpai forwarded petitions to the Constitutional Court this week, seeking a ruling on whether they breached the charter's rule on media shareholdings.

  • OPINION

    Pettiness on show by OAG

    News, Editorial, Published on 13/06/2019

    » A group of protesters from Songkhla province who were acquitted by the Songkhla Provincial Court for taking part in an anti-coal march have just received a nasty surprise. The Office of the Attorney-General has decided to appeal the court ruling.

  • OPINION

    Witch-hunts must end

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/06/2019

    » More than forty years ago, anti-monarchy accusations were among the propaganda tools used by far-right elements against student activists in the lead-up to the crackdown and massacre of at least 41 of them in October 1976.

  • OPINION

    Just cut out the chicanery

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/06/2019

    » Nearly three months after Thai voters cast their ballots in what has been deemed as one of the country's most controversial elections, a new government -- a coalition with more than 20 parties -- still cannot be formed.

  • OPINION

    Pensions need new vision

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/06/2019

    » Last week, the Social Security Office (SSO) came up with a fresh plan to increase contributions of members into the Social Security Fund (SSF) to shore it up ahead of the huge outflow of pension payments expected in the near future.

  • OPINION

    Complaints flood in as water rises

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/06/2019

    » In just over two hours of heavy downpours on Friday afternoon, Bangkok became inundated and traffic came to a standstill.

  • OPINION

    This is not democracy

    News, Editorial, Published on 07/06/2019

    » Senators' show of force at a joint parliamentary vote for a new prime minister on Wednesday night suggests this is just the beginning of the nightmare for those who fear Upper House members will end up acting as the loyal representatives of the military regime.

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