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To Secretary Daniel Russel: Please open your mind and be fair
January 29, 2015 1:00 am

To Secretary Daniel Russel: Please open your mind and be fair

We understand that the United States wishes to see every country in the world adopt representative democracy under the principles of liberalism whereby the rights of the individual are protected under the law. However, it is hard to comprehend how...

The first major test for this government
January 22, 2015 1:00 am

The first major test for this government

To impeach or not to impeach: that is the question." This seems to be what members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and the people all around Thailand are pondering ahead of the judgment day tomorrow.

We are in need of better social safety nets
January 8, 2015 1:00 am

We are in need of better social safety nets

The mass murder-suicide of a family of five on New Year's Eve was utterly heartbreaking, and yet it will soon be forgotten. People have enough of their own problems to let it keep weighing heavily in their minds.

A lesson of Esau for a New Year wish
December 25, 2014 7:16 am

A lesson of Esau for a New Year wish

The Old Testament canon of the Christian Bible contains many intriguing tales. Of particular relevance to us at this very juncture would be Genesis chapters 25-50.

His Majesty's greatest gift to the country?
December 4, 2014 1:00 am

His Majesty's greatest gift to the country?

One observation often made by foreign tourists after visiting Chitralada Palace is that the place looks more like a vast research and development compound than a royal residence. And they are not wrong.

Malls here, malls there, malls everywhere
November 20, 2014 7:18 am

Malls here, malls there, malls everywhere

Every day seems to bring another announcement of a new shopping mall being developed, as if we didn't have enough already.

A landmark victory for animal rights
November 13, 2014 1:00 am

A landmark victory for animal rights

For 20 long years, the Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA) fought an unrelentingly uphill, at times bloody, and usually lonely battle for animal rights and welfare. It was the powerful fuel of compassion that kept them...

A proud nation does not place itself on the chopping block
November 6, 2014 1:00 am

A proud nation does not place itself on the chopping block

The consensus is that Thailand desperately needs an infrastructure upgrade, and for at least three major reasons. One, our basic transport network, especially the railways, is in a sorry state and rail is the most economical means of transport. Two,...

Empathy: A bit more of it wouldn't hurt
October 30, 2014 1:00 am

Empathy: A bit more of it wouldn't hurt

British singer Cat Stevens in 1976 at his Majikat concert in Williamsburg, Virginia - 18 months before entering his 30-year break from music before reappearing on stage again under the name Yusuf Islam - said the following about his song "Sad...

An open letter to Prime Minister Prayut
October 23, 2014 1:00 am

An open letter to Prime Minister Prayut

There is no better occasion to offer this letter than today, as the nation commemorates the passing of one of our greatest monarchs - King Chulalongkorn, Rama V.