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  • OPINION

    Supoj pick shows haste

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 05/07/2022

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha raised many eyebrows when he appointed the secretary-general of the National Security Council, Supoj Malaniyom, to oversee the nation's energy and food security issues.

  • OPINION

    End rule by decree

    News, Editorial, Published on 04/07/2022

    » Thailand has lifted many entry barriers for tourists, allowed people to remove face masks in open-air places, ended midnight closing of nightlife entertainment venues and let almost all activities resume.

  • OPINION

    How to grow a greener city

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/07/2022

    » On Aug 12, Bangkokians will officially get a new landmark, though this time -- thankfully -- it won't be a shopping complex. Impressively, even before the gates of Benjakitti Forest Park are to be officially opened next month, it has already drawn praise from many quarters -- a rare feat for what is essentially a landscaped garden in a concrete-crazed city.

  • OPINION

    Democracy needs work

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 02/07/2022

    » It is such a pity the impeachment bill which quietly passed the House's first reading this week rarely merited a mention in the media and has been out of the political spotlight. If signed into law, the legislation would promote direct democracy and give teeth to local voters to keep their elected administrators and mayors in check.

  • OPINION

    Censure win 'short-lived'

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 01/07/2022

    » Just like it did in the past, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's administration may just survive the no-confidence motion slated to take place later this month.

  • OPINION

    More Green Line upset

    News, Editorial, Published on 30/06/2022

    » With his strong work ethic, formidable education, illustrious background, willingness to engage communities and above all his earnest efforts to help them solve their problems, Chadchart Sittipunt has easily emerged as one of the nation's most popular politicians.

  • OPINION

    Fire response needs fixing

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/06/2022

    » Two major fires that hit bustling areas of Bangkok have shed light on serious flaws in the city's disaster management.

  • OPINION

    New ministry risks sinking

    News, Editorial, Published on 28/06/2022

    » The brainchild of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon to create a ministry of water has been well received, and if he had his way, it would be launched this year and touted as a highly desirable destination for ambitious politicians. The big question is whether the new ministry can live up to that billing without becoming just another cash sponge for big-ticket projects that do little to solve the real problems.

  • OPINION

    Hardship by the gross

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/06/2022

    » Amid skyrocketing fuel prices, many people and even some politicians have begun to question the profits being made by private refineries. The issue angering critics and consumers is what is known as the gross refining margin, or GRM, of local oil refineries.

  • OPINION

    Don't let puritans spoil progress

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/06/2022

    » A few weeks have passed since the possession and consumption of cannabis for medicinal purposes was decriminalised. Meanwhile, recreational use is "strongly discouraged", especially in public, but with a lack of clear legislation and rules in place against it, many have interpreted the regulation change that enabled it as blanket legalisation.

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