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  • THAILAND

    Suchart says 'school seats-for-cash' policy isn't bribery

    News, Published on 28/02/2012

    » Education Minister Suchart Thada-Thamrongvech is defending his "donations for school seats" policy, saying it is not a form of under-the-table payment.

  • THAILAND

    Govt moves to consolidate its security work

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 28/02/2012

    » The government has decided to integrate all intelligence operations, headed by National Security Council secretary-general Wichean Potephosree, to focus on individuals and groups considered a threat to national security.

  • OPINION

    Terror probe must carry on

    News, Published on 28/02/2012

    » The detention of three more Iranian citizens on Sunday is a stark reminder that the case of the Valentine's Day blasts still has a lot of loose ends. The police deserve far more support than they are getting from the government. Security forces must continue to pursue the details of this serious threat to national security. Trying to forget the explosions in this apparent terrorism case would open the country to far greater problems, than just a brief fear that tourists might stay away.

  • OPINION

    Neighbours to the west get closer

    News, Published on 28/02/2012

    » Myanmar's ongoing democratic and economic transition has created an unprecedented opportunity for India and Thailand to cooperate and strengthen economic links between South and Southeast Asia. It was therefore no coincidence that the Indian government invited Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to be the chief guest at the country's annual Republic Day parade on Jan 26. Even more symbolic was that the premier's visit to New Delhi overlapped with that of Myanmar Foreign Minister Wanna Maung Lwin, who came to discuss progress on economic and security relations and extended an invitation to India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit his country.

  • OPINION

    Get real about English

    News, Published on 28/02/2012

    » Re: "English drive doesn't cut the mustard" (BP, Life, Feb 27). The column really hit me. This is not the time to keep still, when other countries are preparing their children for the Asean Economic Community. Having attended English classes four times a week over a period of 12 years, almost means nothing when we try to help a lost tourist, because of our problem with communicating in English. I hope to see the next generation of Thais busy working in Thailand, not scattered around Asean without a job to do.

  • OPINION

    Post Today Editorial

    News, Published on 28/02/2012

    » There is good reason for the Yingluck government to be worried about the Financial Action Task Force's inclusion of Thailand among the 15 ''high risk'' countries, for failing to take sufficient steps against money laundering.

  • OPINION

    Firmly in charge

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 28/02/2012

    » Will he stay or will he go? The question regarding Tarit Pengdith's prospects in the state bureaucracy has popped up from time to time ever since the Pheu Thai Party took office last August. But that has never disturbed the man.

  • OPINION

    Mum on matters of (vital) interest

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 28/02/2012

    » During his opening remarks at the 2012 Post Forum, Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said the question he has been asked most often these past several months has been: Will there be floods this year? From most of the ordinary people out there, however, the question I have heard most often has been: Where is the floodway?

  • SPORTS

    Thailand win three golds

    Sports, Published on 28/02/2012

    » Thailand won three gold medals at the 15th Asian Sailing Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia at the weekend.

  • SPORTS

    Prom confident

    Sports, Kittipong Thongsombat, Published on 28/02/2012

    » A total of 14 Thai golfers will take part in an International Final Qualifying event in Chon Buri, starting on Thursday, in a bid to gain places at the British Open.There are 78 competitors at the 36-hole tournament, to be held at the Amata Spring Country Club, with the top-four finishers winning places at the Major in July.

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