We have marked six months since Thailand ventured into dangerous − but historically familiar − political waters. Slowly, but surely, an iron curtain has descended upon this country, snuffing out many forms of civil liberties we once took for granted.
Critics of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) were quick to accuse the graft-busters of lusting after power for proposing a bill to the National Legislative Assembly seeking to greatly increase its authority.
The government and the national police office deserve a big round of applause for putting an end to the corruption ring allegedly led by the former Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) chief Pongpat Chayapan.
Re: “U-turn on savings fund” (BP Business, Nov 26).
A dear friend of mine, who is a civil servant, posted a message on his Facebook page voicing disagreement with a suggestion by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha that civil servants wear their uniforms every Monday.
What is the Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo advising Thai tourists to do when visiting Japan?
It was just another day in the Capitol of Bangkok, and I was spending the morning honing my archery skills in the park like I usually do. After hours of practicing how to shoot a bow and arrow, I realised I was famished.
During the past few years, we have heard a lot about start-ups.
Until recently, there has been very little analysis of women's role in the economy. Two centuries ago, Mary Wollstonecraft published her proto-feminist A Vindication of the Rights of Women, and in 1869 John Stuart Mill, inspired by his wife Harriet, wrote The Subjection of Women in support of female suffrage. But new evidence is emerging of the cultural barriers to women's economic advancement, which must be addressed if the world is ever to attain its goal of gender equality.
Ongto, 11, speaks fluent Thai and Burmese. His classmate Thanapol speaks fluent Thai and Khmer. These boys and some 300,000 migrant children could be our most valuable assets, given our country's aim to boost its economic presence in the region. But our deep-rooted ethnic prejudices suggest this is not to be.
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