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    'New normal' needs clarity

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 30/05/2020

    » With the latest round of reopenings set for Monday, the time has come for the powers that be to lay out a longer-term roadmap for the future of the country in the post-Covid-19 era.


    Seawall plan needs review

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 29/05/2020

    » When civic and pro-democracy elements opposed the extension of the emergency decree for another month, state authorities, especially those from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), tried to calm them down, saying that the draconian law is only meant to control the coronavirus outbreak better.


    MPs must prove worth

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 28/05/2020

    » With three executive decrees permitting 1.9 trillion-baht in loans for Covid-19 relief being debated in parliament, the legislature has a chance to rekindle public faith in its role as part of the checks and balances system. They must not let the people down.


    Help beyond handouts

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 27/05/2020

    » A series of alleged abuses of the public's charitable spirit and donations has prompted many to think twice before expressing their sympathy through money transfers.


    Quarantine gets a bad rep

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/05/2020

    » It is encouraging to see the government and the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) act swiftly against reports of alleged extortion that unnamed state officials demanded "commissions" from Pattaya-based hoteliers who agreed to turn their premises into state quarantine facilities.


    Futsal case doubts linger

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 25/05/2020

    » A small move by an activist on Friday has asked a big question of public prosecutors who need to prove their independence in a scandal case.


    Weaponising the origin of Covid-19

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/05/2020

    » The push for an independent investigation into the origins of the coronavirus is picking up steam.


    Tracing a path to Big Brother?

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 23/05/2020

    » As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc, governments are turning to contact tracing -- a tactic used to control outbreaks of syphilis in the 1930s and more recently Ebola in West Africa.


    High time for curfew to go

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 22/05/2020

    » The country's performance in controlling the spread of coronavirus is quite impressive, with new daily infections hovering in the single digits, if any at all, for weeks now. This strong record has led to the gradual reopening of the country, with the first phase starting early this month to try to reignite the economic engine.


    Lift veil on mask saga

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 21/05/2020

    » Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha will do the public a great service if he reveals details of the probe into alleged irregularities that led to the transfer of commerce permanent secretary Wichai Phochanakij.

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