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  • OPINION

    Grim reflections in the mirror of Ukraine crisis

    Oped, Published on 20/05/2022

    » I read with interest the article of colleagues from Australia, Canada, the EU, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, the UK and the US published in the Bangkok Post on May 12, 2022.

  • OPINION

    Shaman goes too far

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 20/05/2022

    » A campaign by a social media influencer to chase indecent monks out of Buddhism has turned ugly as he wrongly targeted a senior monk in the northeastern province of Yasothon.

  • OPINION

    Capital poll portends Thailand's rule

    Oped, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 20/05/2022

    » Never has Bangkok's gubernatorial contest been so much about Thailand. The poll this Sunday is not just about how Bangkok will be run but how Thailand will be ruled. Beyond the usual grievances and issues that traditionally hang over Bangkokians' lives and livelihoods are larger forces at work. Whoever comes out on top will have much to say about the bigger national election that has to be held by this time next year.

  • OPINION

    Council of ghosts

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 20/05/2022

    » Re: "City dwellers urged to vote on May 22", (BP, May 10).

  • OPINION

    Farewell to neutral Sweden and Finland

    Oped, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 19/05/2022

    » It's easy to imagine Vladimir Putin coming into the shop marked "Sweden", breaking some fine china accidentally on purpose, and growling: "Nice little shop you've got here. It would be a pity if something happened to it." But Sweden is not a pottery shop, Mr Putin is not a Mafia capo, and what's going on in the Baltic now is not a protection racket.

  • OPINION

    In your dreams

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 19/05/2022

    » Re: "Thais dream of democracy", (Editorial, May 18).

  • OPINION

    Spectre of 2023 global recession looms

    Oped, Chartchai Parasuk, Published on 19/05/2022

    » In economics, there is no such thing as a surprise. Major economic events like rising inflation, interest rate hikes, currency depreciation, even economic recession can be detected as far as a year ahead.

  • OPINION

    Can we still unite to do big things?

    Oped, Kevin Watkins, Published on 19/05/2022

    » When US Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau opened the Bretton Woods Conference almost 80 years ago, he reminded delegates that failures of international cooperation had led to the Great Depression, social division and ultimately war. "Prosperity, like peace, is indivisible," he concluded, "we cannot afford to have it scattered here or there among the fortunate ... Poverty, wherever it exists, is menacing to us all."

  • OPINION

    Nate probe a let-down

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 19/05/2022

    » The Public Prosecutors Commission yesterday announced the outcome of a disciplinary probe against Nate Naksuk, former director-general of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

  • OPINION

    Thai Apec 2022: The 'nuts and bolts' of recovery

    Oped, Published on 18/05/2022

    » May 2022 marks a major step in Thailand's transition towards the new normal with the country's much-anticipated decision to significantly ease entry requirements for travellers from all corners of the globe. The adjustment coincides with Apec's Second Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM2) and related meetings currently taking place in Bangkok from May 9-19, in the lead up to the Apec Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) Meeting on May 21-22. This month, Thailand will therefore play host to over 250 Apec delegates attending numerous meetings in person -- a fact not to be understated -- with 200 others participating online.

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