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  • OPINION

    Our newest mission is to love the bomb

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 08/07/2017

    » Like all soap addicts, I caught glimpses of the debut episode of the television series Love Missions last week. Not a strand of hair misplaced despite his dangerous expedition, Capt Purich (played by Sukollawat Kanarot) enters a red zone to battle terrorists after they've abducted foreign delegates from a conference in Bangkok. "This act of terrorism has a big boss behind it," intones the captain.

  • OPINION

    Going round in rubbish management circles

    News, Wasant Techawongtham, Published on 08/07/2017

    » Junta leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has been featured in the current campaign to reduce the consumption of plastic bags. The campaign, being run by the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, urges people to use cloth bags instead.

  • OPINION

    Prejudice in labour law

    News, Editorial, Published on 08/07/2017

    » Notwithstanding the public outcry over its punitive and oppressive nature, the executive decree on migrant labour management was upgraded into an act on Thursday.

  • OPINION

    A G20 agenda to offer better support for refugees

    News, Published on 08/07/2017

    » Every day, an average of some 34,000 people are forced to flee natural or man-made disasters. In the last six months alone, more than 2,000 lives have been lost in the Mediterranean; over the last weekend in June, 12,600 migrants arrived in Italy by sea. Financial and political pressures are overwhelming the countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe that are on the receiving end of this human wave. Unfortunately, in many cases, help is not on the way.

  • OPINION

    Perils of police reform

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/07/2017

    » I'm glad that PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is reforming the police at long last, but he shouldn't reinvent the wheel. In 2006, then-prime minister Gen Surayud Chulanont, former army chief and member of our beloved King Rama IX's Privy Council, appointed retired Pol Gen Vasit Dejkunjorn, former chief of police, to head a distinguished commission for this very purpose.

  • OPINION

    Military will cast shadow over next govt, says Pheu Thai

    News, Published on 08/07/2017

    » Military will cast shadow over next govt, says Pheu Thai v Veteran politician keen to become Bangkok's next governor v Khunying Sudarat's political ambitions may well be realised

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