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  • EDITORIALFacts about condoms

    31 Jan 2015 : Facts and proven practices should prevail over outdated attitudes and unfounded fears in a long overdue plan to install condom vending machines in schools.

  • PostbagPostbag: Anguish for the future

    31 Jan 2015 : All those who have criticised the comments by US envoy Daniel Russel during his visit to Thailand should read Songkran Grachangnetara’s article, “Only real democracy will solve Thailand’s problems” on Thursday. It’s the most powerful he has written so far. The article clearly illustrates Mr Songkran’s anguish at the current plight of his country, and his concerns for the future will be shared by many of Thailand’s friends abroad.

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  • Govt, business alliances silence locals' voices

    31 Jan 2015 : The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same. Except, this time, it is even more of the same than before. Let me elaborate.


    Don't blame Americans for bad acting

    31 Jan 2015 : Fifty-two years after The Ugly American was released in cinemas, with Marlon Brando presiding over the US follies in Southeast Asia, some Thais are savouring the odd chance of relishing that phrase in real life.


    Reach for the video

    30 Jan 2015 : Re: “Govt scolds US envoy for Yingluck jibe”, (BP, Jan 29).


    Rape is no joking matter

    30 Jan 2015 : In a country where a rape happens every 15 minutes, the serial rapes and rape-murders of elderly women that have recently hit the headlines reflect larger social and cultural problems Thailand needs to address — the sidelining of the elderly and the country's rape culture.


    Start off with the basics to reform police

    30 Jan 2015 : Recent rapes and deadly violence in the tiny province of Nakhon Pathom have gripped the entire country with sadness.

  • Russia

    Economics won't drive out Putin

    30 Jan 2015 : The rapid depreciation of the ruble, despite a dramatic — and seemingly desperate — late-night interest-rate hike by the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) last month, has raised the spectre of Russia's economic meltdown of 1998. Indeed, the West has sought to animate that spectre in its ongoing confrontation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But, though Russia's economy is undoubtedly in trouble, a full-blown collapse is unlikely.


    Four behaviours that need to stop now

    30 Jan 2015 : I don't fool myself into believing that anything I write in this space will transform an entire country. Of course, I'm not trying to start any revolutions here. All I've ever wanted is for certain people to stop annoying me with their bothersome behaviours. I don't think that's too much to ask, is it?  


    Kim K

    30 Jan 2015 : What new book is Kim Kardashian releasing this spring?

  • Thinkbox

    'Necessary' fight for animal rights

    30 Jan 2015 : 'Kankluay", a pet dog belonging to Saiyon and Jomsri Khamphukaew in the northeastern province of Nong Khai, is the first animal in Thailand to benefit from the newly enacted Prevention of Animal Cruelty and Provision of Animal Welfare Act.

  • Postbag

    Postbag: Just ask Grisham

    29 Jan 2015 : US envoy Daniel Russel should be far more concerned about judicial standards in the USA.

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