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    Toxic farming chemicals acid test for new govt

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 08/06/2019

    » The return to Thai-style democracy will almost certainly see horse-trading among the coalition partners as they scramble for A-grade ministerial postings. For those who are accustomed to Thai politics, the reemergence of this political zeitgeist is hardly a surprise.

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    Does Abhisit's exit imperil Democrats?

    News, Published on 08/06/2019

    » The resignation of Abhisit Vejjajiva as an MP over his party's decision to join a coalition government under Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is praiseworthy. His move shows he is taking responsibility for his words as well as the political stand he made during the election campaign that he, as then party leader, would not support Gen Prayut in becoming the country's 30th prime minister.

  • OPINION

    Brave MPs a ray of hope

    News, Published on 08/06/2019

    » With political parties fighting tooth and nail for key cabinet portfolios and doing whatever it takes to have a chance to join a coalition government, two of them have let their principles and honesty take a back seat to the power grabbing.

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    Corruption endemic

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/06/2019

    » In my 30-plus years in Thailand, it has become quite obvious that corruption in its various forms has had a disastrous effect on the country through the failure of its institutions. Look up the effect of corruption on Google and immediately you will find that politicians, police and the judiciary are the institutions named as most affected. I have watched with disbelief as politicians, wealthy individuals and military leaders have broken laws, engaged in illegal activities and even caused deaths without any repercussions for their actions.

  • OPINION

    Why is Eastern Europe honouring suspect national figures?

    News, Published on 08/06/2019

    » When is a hero not really a hero? When a country resurrects a tainted figure to serve the needs of a new national mythology. Consider the case of Latvian national hero Herberts Cukurs and his role in the Holocaust.

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