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    Klity Karen wait for justice after legal victory

    News, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 14/09/2017

    » After 19 years of struggling for justice, the country's biggest lead poisoning lawsuit finally ended early this week with the polluters punished at long last. Unfortunately, the victims' decades-long suffering is far from over.

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    Consumers made to pay for government sins

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 14/09/2017

    » Is this government becoming broke and hatching a new "sin tax" plan to force allegedly sinful consumers like us to pay more? I couldn't help but raise this speculation with a friend over possible price hikes in alcohol, cigarettes and coffee, when new excise tax rates take effect this Saturday.

  • OPINION

    Land row stirs hornet's nest

    News, Editorial, Published on 14/09/2017

    » Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda has landed in hot water over a land dispute in which he granted approval to a company under the Krathing Daeng (Red Bull) group to use community forest land in tambon Ban Dong in Khon Kaen's Ubonrat district.

  • OPINION

    A taxing situation

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 14/09/2017

    » Re: "Ministry weighs tax on share selling capital gains", (BP, Sept 12). I can understand the Finance Ministry's argument that the exemption from capital gains tax for shares traded on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) that was first introduced in 1975, in order to help develop the new market, is no longer needed. However, removing the exemption would create a two-tier tax structure whereby Thai investors paid tax on capital gains and foreign investors did not.

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    The North Korean nuclear 'crisis' is just an illusion

    News, John Mecklin, Published on 14/09/2017

    » Although it has involved disturbing events -- ballistic missile launches, nuclear weapons tests, military exercises, inane bombast -- the North Korean "crisis" of recent months is largely an invented one.

  • OPINION

    Conserving Southeast Asia's seas

    News, Published on 14/09/2017

    » The United Nations' call to conserve and sustainably develop the oceans, as one of its Sustainable Development Goals, perhaps resonates most with Southeast Asia than in any other part of the world.

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