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  • THAILAND

    Pheu Thai hits out at Thaksin critic

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 01/06/2015

    » The Pheu Thai Party on Sunday leapt to the defence of ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, hitting back at a member of the National Reform Council (NRC) who suggested the government take back his royal decorations.

  • THAILAND

    Private buses face checks after complaints

    News, Amornrat Mahitthirook, Published on 01/06/2015

    » The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) will launch stringent checks on private buses following a series of complaints about their service. 

  • THAILAND

    'Gang kwai' fleeces gamblers

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Buffalo gangs, or gang kwai, as they are known locally, are among criminal syndicates being tracked down by the Crime Suppression Division, though their offences have nothing to do with buffalo theft.

  • OPINION

    Danger in media laws

    News, Published on 01/06/2015

    » In the draft constitution, a mass media owner must be a Thai national, who cannot own several mass media businesses simultaneously, for example: newspaper, radio, television, and telecommunications.

  • OPINION

    Use auctions to purge unholy graft

    News, Published on 01/06/2015

    » International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach on Thursday told the functionaries of Fifa, the football governing body, to clean up their act as the IOC did 15 years ago. His advice might have been more credible had Fifa president Joseph Blatter, himself an IOC member, not just introduced Mr Bach as "the Boss". International sports organisations have too much arbitrary power for their attempts at self-improvement to be effective. 

  • OPINION

    Thaksin affair is boiling, so extreme care is needed

    News, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Every now and then a letter arrives at the Bangkok Post suggesting that the media stop reporting on Thaksin Shinawatra. The general tenor is that we should ignore the fugitive former prime minister and anything and everything he says so he just fades into history.

  • OPINION

    Boat people now on radar

    News, Published on 01/06/2015

    » They came, they discussed. There were positive developments on Friday at the international conference on the crisis of the Rohingya boat people held in Bangkok and organised by the Thai government. The main and vital points of finding and sheltering those at sea had already been covered in emergency talks before last Friday's meeting. But two other important matters arose from the conference. The first was that every involved nation and group showed up to discuss a subject that has been ignored for too long. Second was that goals were set, despite the presence of Myanmar.

  • OPINION

    PM must seize chance to shake up police

    News, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha recently decided police reform was too difficult a task and he would leave it to the next government, even though the Royal Thai Police (RTP) is struggling to retain public confidence.

  • BUSINESS

    Consumers embrace the sharing economy

    Business, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Trust, convenience and a sense of community are driving the sharing economy, in which renting and borrowing replace ownership, a PwC report says.

  • BUSINESS

    Set slides below 1,500 on weak earnings outlook

    Business, Darana Chudasri, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Recap: Anxiety over a potential Greek debt default and tightening margin trading requirements for Chinese brokers rattled Asian stock markets last week. Gloomy earnings prospects and the Thai economic slowdown pulled the local bourse below 1,500 points.

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