Gen Prayuth suggests having teachers in the South board at the schools to reduce the chance of being attacked by insurgents while travelling to and from school.
Has the general considered the fact that many schools have been torched in the past few years, and if the insurgents can't get at the teachers on the roads, they could just go back to the old way of torching the schools, with the teachers in them?
I really don't think it's a great idea.
PM should take a stand
Vint Chavala should be shocked by an MP's sexist remarks in the House. But Khun Vint shouldn't be surprised. Look at the shining example set by the prime minister, who herself never says a word about the problem: no reprimands, no warnings, nothing. She didn't even have anything to say when a Dutch tourist was raped in Krabi. Maybe the PM is hard of hearing when it comes to dealing with sexist remarks made in the House or elsewhere in Thailand.
If she wants the women's vote next time, let her stand up and prove she is worth it. Being pretty with no qualifications is in no way a right to office, except in Thailand.
Women PMs in the past in other countries have been no great beauties, but they were their own persons, not taking orders from their big brothers. One can hardly call Margaret Thatcher a beauty, or Gandhi, or Bhutto. Yingluck Shinawatra is a joke everywhere else in the world.
Only the Thais take her seriously.
THAI needs a real strategy
Bravo Khun Karnjana for your excellent article, ''THAI flying in the face of progress'', (BP).
Finally a professional Thai has overcome traditional nationalistic sentiments and criticised a sacred cow. THAI was a stellar airline in the 70s and 80s, but didn't match the competition's continuous upgrading of their offerings. When Singapore Airlines (SQ) wanted to join the Star Alliance, THAI worried and was a fierce opponent instead of rising to the challenge and competing with them in products and service.
THAI ''celebrates'' the arrival of its first A380 out of a total of six ordered, years after SQ flew the very first one commercially; Emirates currently operates 23 A380s with another 68 on order.
And the cabin design, facilities and service standards of THAI are by far inferior to its competitors in the premium classes, the big margin earners. It's pathetic.
Khun Sorajak Kasemsuwan, THAI's new president, should spend some compulsory time in the air, flying on major competitors, short- and long-haul, and see the glaring differences in each and every class _ and on the ground. Then he should develop a long-term vision and realistic business plan for THAI rather than seeing Thai cuisine and the ''Thainess'' of the cabin crew as the saving grace to his ambition to bring THAI back to its former glory.
FREQUENT THAI FLYER SINCE 1973
Sceptical of trade groups
Your comprehensive report, ''FTI axes Payungsak'', (Business, Nov 27), shows why power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The problem with most Thais is they don't know how to leave gracefully.
I have always been sceptical of the calls for good corporate governance from these trade associations when they themselves do not even know the basic elements of business and fair conduct.
Hoping cool heads prevail
Re: ''Music rage killing'', (BP, Nov 29).
A young man in Florida was shot by a man infuriated by loud music coming from his vehicle. Let us hope that copycat incidents do not occur here in Thailand. The roads would be littered with dead bodies.
Crafty cabbies abound
We see many letters in the Post thanking honest taxi drivers for returning things left in their taxis. How come we never see letters about all the dishonest ones? I accidentally left my phone in a taxi the other day and within five minutes it had been turned off so I couldn't track it.
The taxi driver obviously knew what he was doing.
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