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  • OPINION

    Tram U-turn a big letdown

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/05/2021

    » For the central government, Phuket was definitely a golden goose. The renowned tourist destination, which during the pre-Covid era pulled in more than 400 billion baht a year for the country, ranked second only to Bangkok in terms of total revenues generated from tourism.

  • OPINION

    Prudent aid for THAI

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/05/2021

    » Last week, the creditors of Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) decided to postpone a vote on the airline's debt restructuring plan to this coming Wednesday.

  • OPINION

    Myanmar issue a test for the govt

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/05/2021

    » The situation on the Myanmar side of the border is a test for Thailand's humanitarian efforts. During the past two months, security forces have had to deal with an influx of about 3,000 ethnic villagers crossing into Thai soil to flee from a crackdown by Myanmar's military, known as Tatmadaw. Despite negative reports accusing the military of pushing them back, the government has provided them with shelter.

  • OPINION

    Covid's effects on our kids

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 15/05/2021

    » The Covid-19 pandemic presents great challenges for policy makers who are trying to come up with policies to help people adjust to the "new normal". As the Thai government races against time to roll out its Covid vaccinations and provide financial packages to reduce the blow to the economy, one issue that continues to be ignored is the development of our children.

  • OPINION

    Backsliding by Myanmar

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 14/05/2021

    » Just weeks after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) revealed to the world its "breakthrough" on the Myanmar crisis at a special summit in Jakarta on April 24, the grouping is more or less back to square one.

  • OPINION

    Klong Toey in big trouble

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 13/05/2021

    » As the health authorities race against time to tackle the Klong Toey cluster, another crisis is looming in the country's biggest slum.

  • OPINION

    Boost jab confidence

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 12/05/2021

    » The government needs to boost public confidence in its Covid-19 vaccination rollout plan immediately and ensure that more people take part in the campaign.

  • OPINION

    Border control is imperative

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 11/05/2021

    » While the county battles its menacing third wave of Covid-19, experts have recently come out to warn that if there is a fourth, it is likely to be the result of illegal border crossings.

  • OPINION

    Choice of jabs needed

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 10/05/2021

    » There are no signs the Covid-19 pandemic will leave us any time soon. Thus, it is important for Thailand to stockpile vaccines and let the public choose their own vaccines.

  • OPINION

    Expats fear jabs are not for them

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 09/05/2021

    » As Covid cases and the death toll in Thailand steeply climbs, Dr Opas Kankawinpong, head of the Disease Control Department, on Thursday came out to pacify fears of the foreign community in Thailand -- at last.

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