The Prayut Chan-o-cha government – in “quietly” giving the green light early this month for the purchase of a Bt13.5-billion submarine from China – risks having its credibility destroyed irretrievably.
British American Tobacco (BAT) is making big money out of the poorest countries in Asean. Tobacco use is declining in developed countries so tobacco companies are increasing sales in developing countries in Asia.
The Easter pause helped me think more about the suffering and deaths in the “war on drugs” that has likely made the Philippines the world’s bloodiest, most ruthless and most frightening country that isn’t at war.
As an animal lover, I am dismayed to read that many dogs in Southeast Asia have succumbed to canine parvovirus disease (“parvo”), due to improper care from their owners or pet shops (“What is being done to limit cases of canine parvovirus?”, April 8).
The diet/health debate continues to emerge from time to time and currently with the contretemps between Mssrs Turk and Bahrt. Points of view seem to be based only on reports from doctors and dietary experts. There is no reference to physiological facts.