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Lessons to be learned from the October 6, 1976 heartbreak
September 23, 2016 1:00 am

Lessons to be learned from the October 6, 1976 heartbreak

Next week, several groups are planning to commemorate the tragedy of October 6, 1976. Indications suggest a large sum of ”mysterious” money has been made available to finance any group that can organise provocative commemorative projects.

Let there be justice with mercy
September 16, 2016 1:00 am

Let there be justice with mercy

He has been in prison for more than a year. Two weeks ago, he lost the sight in his right eye. When he was finally taken to a state hospital two days’ later, he was told the blindness would be permanent. The doctor informed him it was too late to...

Reflections on freedom, liberty, responsibility and duty
September 10, 2016 1:00 am

Reflections on freedom, liberty, responsibility and duty

My four-year-old little girl protested hurtfully as I tried to draw a line with a stern look on what she could and could not do with her crayons. She read my sternness as loss of love for her. She put her head on my lap with her little arms tightly...

Remaking US foreign policy: may the wisdom of its forefathers prevail
August 26, 2016 1:00 am

Remaking US foreign policy: may the wisdom of its forefathers prevail

There is no denying that the United States is the most powerful country on Earth, both militarily and economically.

Is regime change a motive behind the recent bombings?
August 19, 2016 1:00 am

Is regime change a motive behind the recent bombings?

At this juncture there appears to be no simple and straightforward answer to the question of exactly who perpetrated last week’s spate of bombings. Naturally, conspiracy theories are abundant. Most Thais have settled for a “whoever” attitude...

In victory, magnanimity
August 12, 2016 1:00 am

In victory, magnanimity

The result of the referendum last week was the declaration of the Thai “silent majority”, unfettered by the lure of money and stifling political sorcery that normally factored in heavily when people went to the polls in previous times. It was a...

'Give Me A Dollar, Or I Will Vote For Trump'
August 5, 2016 1:00 am

'Give Me A Dollar, Or I Will Vote For Trump'

Panhandlers of New York seem to have found a fresh new gimmick to promote their enterprise by exploiting the toxic political climate in the US, when they put those words on their tool of trade

Thais should ask themselves: ‘Is this what we are as a nation?’
July 29, 2016 1:00 am

Thais should ask themselves: ‘Is this what we are as a nation?’

On Thursday, US Vice President Joe Biden posted this question to his fellow Americans during his address at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

Freedom of expression and problems with bullies, trolls and terrorists
July 22, 2016 1:00 am

Freedom of expression and problems with bullies, trolls and terrorists

Nothing to do with Scandinavian folklore, an Internet troll is a person who sows discord by posting mendacious, inflammatory and spurious messages with the deliberate intent of provoking extreme emotion, or disrupting normal on-topic discussions, for...

PCA ruling on South China Sea will end up exacerbating tensions
July 8, 2016 1:00 am

PCA ruling on South China Sea will end up exacerbating tensions

On July 12, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) will rule on the seven submissions made by the Philippines. One of the submissions is the legality of the nine- (now 10) dash line that encompasses approximately 2,000,000 square kilometres of...