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NCPO, please kill our subsidy culture
June 10, 2014 1:00 am

NCPO, please kill our subsidy culture

As Thailand enters its third week under military rule and pledges of reform, the National Centre for Peace and Order (NCPO) is being bombarded by requests and suggestions.

Can the military plot a path through our budgeting minefield?
June 3, 2014 1:00 am

Can the military plot a path through our budgeting minefield?

When elections are eventually called, we will be bombarded by campaigns designed to win as many votes as possible.

The difference between a house and a home
May 27, 2014 1:00 am

The difference between a house and a home

Shelter is recognised as one of the four basic needs for survival. But as we know, a shelter is not a home until those who dwell there feel they belong.

The question of dignity
May 20, 2014 1:00 am

The question of dignity

Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them," said Aristotle.

Hard-earned press freedom needs serious safeguarding
May 13, 2014 1:00 am

Hard-earned press freedom needs serious safeguarding

Last year, 70 journalists were killed, many caught in the crossfire of armed hostilities. Fourteen more have suffered the same fate this year. Also last year, 211 journalists were imprisoned for their work.

Carefree culture leads to one thing: dark, lonely days ahead
May 6, 2014 1:00 am

Carefree culture leads to one thing: dark, lonely days ahead

A night on Phaholyothin Road followed by a visit to a nursing home in Pathum Thani shed light for me on how low-income poor Thais are preparing for the ageing society.

Better IT investment the key to transparency
April 29, 2014 1:00 am

Better IT investment the key to transparency

Thailand was ranked 47th for technology infrastructure among 60 economies included in the IMD's 2013 World Competitiveness Ranking.

Thai economy, though strong, may soon be lagging behind
April 22, 2014 1:00 am

Thai economy, though strong, may soon be lagging behind

At a glance, Thailand's economy remains resilient to political turmoil that has led to five months without permanent government and no sign of an election date to bring an end to the power vacuum.

Digital TV should bring freedom but viewers still boxed in
April 8, 2014 1:00 am

Digital TV should bring freedom but viewers still boxed in

Over 30 years ago, I thought my family in Khon Kaen was among the first in Thailand to get a TV set. It was black and white, of course, but we kids had no problem imagining the colours of what we saw on screen.

The illusions clouding Thailand's energy outlook
April 1, 2014 1:00 am

The illusions clouding Thailand's energy outlook

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has hosted media trips to several countries over the past few years.