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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

    Time to strategise Thai-Philippine ties

    Oped, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 05/07/2022

    » Newly elected Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr met with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai soon after being sworn in. It was his first meeting with a dignitary from Asean though he had earlier met with representatives from the US, China and Japan. Suddenly, the old flame of friendship between Thailand and the Philippines was being rekindled.

  • OPINION

    Geneva accord shows WTO has renewed clout

    Oped, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Published on 05/07/2022

    » As a beautiful dawn crept over Lake Geneva on June 17, a remarkable thing happened at the World Trade Organization's headquarters. After nearly six days of negotiations at the WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference -- culminating in a marathon 48 hours of non-stop talks -- ministers and senior officials from the body's 164 member states adopted a historic package of agreements. The multilateral deals -- of a scale and scope that the WTO has not achieved since the mid-1990s -- will help people, businesses, and the planet.

  • OPINION

    Relying on law

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 05/07/2022

    » Re: "City protest plan needs a few tweaks", (Opinion, July 4).

  • OPINION

    With eased Covid curbs, lift decree

    Oped, Published on 05/07/2022

    » Last week, the Thai government downgraded the Covid-19 situation in the country from a pandemic to endemic. In turn, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his government should also immediately lift the draconian Emergency Decree, which the authorities have used to criminalise legitimate dissent.

  • OPINION

    Healing depression requires compassion

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 04/07/2022

    » Last week, the hashtag #UrboyTJ appeared on Twitter after famous rapper Jirayut "Urboy TJ" Paloprakarn disappeared. Music fans and his friends were worried because he vanished after he posted on social media that he suffered from depression, was bipolar and was burnt out. In that post, Jirayut believed that nobody listened to him. It is possible he may have harmed himself because his post said: "I did something that I should not have done, but it was not successful." Fortunately, he returned safely and decided to receive treatment at a hospital.

  • OPINION

    Food security an urgent priority

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 04/07/2022

    » While an earlier meeting of G-20 delegates in Yogyakarta focused on strengthening the global health system, it is no surprise that the Russia-Ukraine war dominated talks at the summit of the Group of Seven rich nations last week.

  • 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

    City protest plan needs a few tweaks

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 04/07/2022

    » The novelty of Bangkok governor Chadchart Sitthipunt designating seven areas for public gatherings invites praise and doubts.

  • OPINION

    Cuts both ways

    News, Published on 04/07/2022

    » Re: "Oil deposits," (BP, July 2).

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