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  • OPINION

    Alan's 'Jumping Project'

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 06/03/2014

    » Alan Dransfield is travelling the world asking people to jump for his camera. Most do, he says. Here is the introduction to his story which appears in today's Life section of the Bangkok Post.

  • OPINION

    The United Fiefdoms of Siam

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 06/03/2014

    » I went away for one week, and came back to find that Bangkok is no longer "shutdown", just Lumpini Park, and that there's apparently more than one secession movement in Thailand now, not just the southern separatists.

  • OPINION

    Farmers are still in strife

    News, Published on 06/03/2014

    » The Election Commission (EC) has approved the government’s plan to borrow 20 billion baht from the Central Fund to enhance the liquidity of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) so it will be able to settle the overdue rice payments with the unfortunate rice farmers.

  • OPINION

    Myanmar MSF ban hinders Asean

    News, Published on 06/03/2014

    » The Myanmar government on Feb 27 ordered Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland (MSF-H) to cease activities in Rakhine State. The move came after the agency reported that it had treated 22 patients affected by violence in Du Char Yar Tan village, where up to 40 people were reportedly killed in January. The government denies that the killings took place, and the state authorities and local politicians have accused MSF of spreading false information. MSF has also been accused of providing preferential medical treatment for Rakhine State's Muslim population. MSF’s statement last week claimed that for over 22 years, the agency has provided health care to the people of Myanmar based solely on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender, HIV status or political affiliation.

  • OPINION

    Postbag: Don’t bet the farm

    News, Published on 06/03/2014

    » Re: “Protest farmers refuse to quit” (BP, March 5).

  • OPINION

    China knife attack spurs reactions akin to Sept 11

    News, Published on 06/03/2014

    » It’s the rare Chinese who hasn’t waited in a long line at a railway ticket window, then moved along to a waiting room so crowded that the only seats available are atop the luggage that passengers bring with them. Just during this year’s 40-day Chinese New Year rush, Chinese took 258 million individual rail journeys, often on standing-room only night trains. It’s a ubiquitous, levelling experience, shared by students, migrant labourers and business travellers who increasingly prefer China’s high-speed rail lines to the expense and inconvenience of air travel.

  • OPINION

    Prayuth take on separatism hikes tension

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 06/03/2014

    » Army commander Prayuth Chan-ocha's tougher stance towards the political stalemate resulted from the so-called "Lanna separatism" issue and now the political mercury is soaring.

  • OPINION

    Rice wealth fantasy turns to nightmare

    News, Kamolwat Praprutitum, Published on 06/03/2014

    » The populist politics of the rice-pledging scheme has kept many of us poor and made us immature. Yet, it has the immense power to lure.

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