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EDITORIAL Justice system is a bad joke
19 Dec 2013 : Had the alleged serial rapist-killer Nui been locked up in jail longer than the three years and eight months he served in Khon Kaen for the attempted rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl back in 2005, four out of the eight innocent children he admitted to have sexually attacked this year would have been still alive with their families.
PostbagThai issues, Thai solutions
19 Dec 2013 : It is inappropriate and unacceptable to request assistance for our political problems from foreign countries as reported in the media. This is an internal affair caused by the government losing the people's trust. We do not need overseas ''advisers'' to tell us what to do. Doing this will only make things worse, increase a perceived dependence on outsiders, and deepen national embarrassment.
11 Nov 2013 : This week, governments are gathering in Warsaw for a crucial round of climate negotiations, with both expectation and ambition running at an all-time low. But it does not have to be like this: the Warsaw meeting provides an opportunity to galvanise action on one of the most potent forces driving climate change _ the billions of dollars spent by governments on fossil-fuel subsidies.
11 Nov 2013 : The trauma of moving house has been slightly softened by the novelty of a new neighbourhood.
10 Nov 2013 : With all the controversy raging over the amnesty bill and speculation over tomorrow's verdict from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the 4.6km2 zone around the Preah Vihear temple on the Thai-Cambodian border, there isn't much news space, much less government action, left for anything else. This is unfortunate because in a very real sense both of these problems are manufactured. That's not to say they aren't real problems and ones that could become much greater than they already are, nor that the protesters who have been filling the streets in the past week are wrong to do so. But regarding both the amnesty bill controversy and Preah Vihear, these are problems that can be solved fairly easily with a little wisdom and compromise, and hopefully that will yet turn out to be the case.
10 Nov 2013 : Regarding the piece in Thursday's BP, ''Pheu Thai calls for Suthep ethics probe'', all I can say is, ''Children, children, will you never give up?'' No sooner is one lawsuit thrown out by the courts than you are back with another dreamed-up offence, be it criminal, personal or political. I am preaching to both sides here, the government and the opposition. Both are equally adept at throwing slanderous accusations at each other. It reminds me of a child declaring, ''You stepped on my toes, so I'll kick you in the shins.''
10 Nov 2013 : Important news from England. The city centre at Plymouth in Devon was evacuated in dramatic fashion recently after a large number of shoppers complained of a ''gas-like smell''.
10 Nov 2013 : They come out by the tens of thousands, from all walks of life, in all parts of Bangkok and in many provinces.
09 Nov 2013 : Recent history has shown our preference for short, quick-fixes, whether through a military coup d'etat or violence in the streets. They may have led to short-term successes, but the mess that followed was simply not worth it.
09 Nov 2013 : A penny for your thoughts: Is it not time to move forward and forget the past?
09 Nov 2013 : The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will read its verdict on the ownership of the areas surrounding the Preah Vihear temple on Monday, following Cambodia's request to the court to interpret its 1962 ruling over the temple ownership with Thailand. Here, VIRACHAI PLASAI, head of the Thailand team, talks to the Bangkok Post about his experiences in this case and his expectations after the ruling.
09 Nov 2013 : From the vantage point of a Haagen-Dazs parlour, democracy was alive, kicking, pretty, high-pitched and well-dressed, mostly in black and white. Let's say it's democracy, for convenience's sake, when in fact it was a hearty turnout at Ratchaprasong on Thursday to oppose a clause, just a clause, of the ludicrous amnesty bill.