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    Net freedom on the wane

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 07/11/2018

    » The future of the internet just 20 years ago could not have been rosier. When Thailand logged on, the technology promised and delivered instant communications. Beyond that, the gains are diminishing. The freedom to use the undoubted power of the technological revolution is diminishing. Huge companies and Big Government have inflicted new controls and censorship that were unthinkable in the days of "old media". And the new controls and barriers to internet freedom are multiplying faster than basic access to the internet.


    Bag stealing inevitable

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 07/11/2018

    » Re: "2 Chinese arrested for stealing Rimowa bags at Suvarnabhumi", (BP, Nov 4).


    Will voters prioritise peace or the economy?

    Oped, Soonruth Bunyamanee, Published on 07/11/2018

    » As Thailand is moving toward a general election next year, there is hope on the horizon for change to the political landscape.


    A realistic vision for resolving the climate crisis

    Oped, Published on 07/11/2018

    » According to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world's main scientific authority on global warming, keeping global temperatures from rising more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels is a feasible goal. The IPCC's stance represents a move in the direction of the kind of "radical realism" that many civil-society actors have long advocated.


    The key reforms that China needs

    Oped, Published on 05/11/2018

    » This year marks a decade since the global financial crisis erupted. For the United States, 2018 is very different from 2008. The economy has gone from the brink of collapse to the brink of overheating, thanks to a massive tax cut enacted when growth was already robust. The attitude toward China has also changed dramatically. Recognition that cooperation with China was necessary to manage global demand has given way to protectionism and hostility.


    Wonderful world of drongos and warblers

    Oped, Roger Crutchley, Published on 04/11/2018

    » Having a small garden I am fortunate enough to wake up most mornings to the sound of birdsong rather than pile-drivers or cement trucks rumbling on their way to feed the latest condominium. Taking advantage of the recent beautiful weather, I spent some time loafing about on our porch observing the wildlife. Sounds like old age is really setting in.


    When politics override logic

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 04/11/2018

    » Re: “Light rail routes facing cutback”, (BP, Nov 2). A number of weeks ago I made a simple calculation based on the projected cost, the expected number of likely passengers and the proposed fare for a high-speed rail to Chiang Mai. The venerable Japanese International Cooperation Agency undertook a large study of that route and concluded it was not feasible and withdrew its interest in it.


    What's holding up the watch probe?

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 04/11/2018

    » The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has disappointed the public once again this week with its lame excuse for not completing a long-overdue probe into the high-profile watch scandal involving Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.


    THAI should put customers first

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 21/10/2018

    » The business mantra "Customer is king" cannot be applied to Thai Airways International, after the recent headline-making flight from Zurich to Bangkok.


    You think this is a game?

    Oped, Alan Dawson, Published on 14/10/2018

    » The general prime minister went to Japan and all we got is another lousy T-shirt that says "The Election Is Next Year".

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