Re ''The government's bad science'' (BP, May 19).
Sutipunt Bongsununt's letter lamenting the near dearth of government spending on science was food for thought. Thai comparative prowess in science is on a par with its university students' English-speaking abilities. But it's not just the current government which is dropping the ball. Education institutions including those in the private sector put little focus on science.
Where are the scholarships or workshops that businesses could offer? As for municipalities, a city like Pattaya can sponsor a kissing marathon or a katoey beauty contest, but can't lift a finger to assist budding scientists.
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