My knowledge of the Vietnam War traces back the image of the “Napalm Girl”, running down the road naked, screaming, her clothes melted. In the left foreground is another screaming boy. When I think of this photograph, I always imagine the photographer, Nick Ut, standing across from her, camera in hands.
When looking at its small size, Don Sahong hydropower dam in Laos’ Champasak district, which will generate 256 megawatts of electricity, may not seems to pose a threat to the ecology of the Mekong River. But it does.
Last Friday night at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, two men using stolen passports boarded a flight bound for Beijing. The cause of the presumed crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight is still undetermined, but the use of fraudulent passports raises strong suspicions of terrorism. Both passports were stolen in Thailand, once again focusing attention on this country's reputation as a world centre of forged, fake and counterfeit travel documents.
Re: “Rice wealth fantasy turns to nightmare”, (BP, March 8).
As the Constitution Court is to decide this week if the Feb 2 election is valid, I’ve realised how well-educated, elitist members of Thai society cannot connect to the majority of people regarding their real aspirations and needs.
A famous news anchor put this short message on his Facebook page yesterday, as the search for the missing Malaysian airline flight MH370 continued, and hope began to dim and hearts to break: "I wish it was you who disappeared instead of the Malaysian plane."
Steve Umemoto is former Unicef Representative to Thailand. This is his letter to Dr Prawase Wasi, well-respected civic leader and his long-time friend.
This is a compilation of Bangkok Post editorial cartoons for the whole of March 2014.
Protest stages have been merged, accusations have been flung backwards and forwards, deportation processes launched, funerals attended and tears have been shed. Life in Bangkok goes on.
Violence perpetrated against anti-government protesters has subsided lately, thanks to a security beef-up by the army and the recent dismantling of three protest stages at Pathumwan, Ratchaprasong and Asok to merge with one at Silom Road, which is based in Lumpini Park.
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