Re: "Army brass to tackle 'amnesty' audio clip" (BP, July 10). After reading the nine points of what was discussed in the clip in question, we think the plot was so real that only genius film director Steven Spielberg could have doctored or faked it. Others, including opponents, do not have the ability to make it so real.
Following US footsteps?
Re: ''Monk risks revocation of passport'' (BP, July 9). The DSI will seek to revoke the passport of one Thai citizen, a monk living abroad, while local agencies ''probe'' accusations against the monk.
Funny how laws are applied in Thailand: On one side you have a criminal convicted by a Thai court who fled the country to avoid imprisonment and obtained a Thai passport while avoiding the court verdict and on the other side you have a citizen, not yet formally accused, condemned by a Thai court. He may lose his passport even before a court decides if he is guilty or not.
Maybe we just have Thailand following in the footsteps of the US by revoking passports when they do not like what their citizens are doing, such as in the case of whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Or perhaps we just have another example of how one Thai law exists for the powerful and politically connected, and another Thai law for the rest of us.
It is surprising, but countries have the legal right to suspend a passport in a broad range of circumstances. Hopefully, no Bangkok Post readers will ever find themselves in the situation of Mr Snowden, travelling internationally on a revoked passport. But if you do, take a precaution: Obtain a second passport just in case. If you browse the web you will find numerous firms that will help you gain a second passport. Prices start at 300,000 baht and can reach a few million baht depending on the selected country, and the document is usually provided under what is known as ''economic citizenship''. Money was certainly not an issue with the man in Dubai and probably is not for this monk either.
Thaksin set passport bar
DSI director-general Tarit Pengdith is to the seek revocation of the passport of the disgraced monk, Luang Pu Nen Kham Chattiko, who is being investigated on many charges of misconduct and money laundering. Surely Mr Tarit is wasting his time as the foreign minister has already decreed it is perfectly OK for a rich convicted criminal on the run to be issued a new passport if he needs one.
Doggies do like veggies
While I will never be a vegetarian (nor will my dogs), I did like to read Eric Bahrt's opinions (''No humane way to kill'', July 4) on this issue.
I read the letter from the gent who has a golden retriever and insists his "man's best friend" will not eat veggies.
I gave up a lot of red meat years ago due to cholesterol restrictions.
I eat a lot of salads. My five dogs stand around the table when I eat, hopefully expecting handouts. I dropped some shredded carrots on the floor accidentally and they instantly pounced on them and ate them. I tried this again, same result. The attraction was not the veggies but the tuna sprinkled over the salad. I now prepare a kilogramme of shredded carrots and sprinkle the tuna packing water or oil over it and the dogs are suddenly avid vegetarians. They'll eat lettuce (but not at current prices), steamed fak-tong and most other veggies with the same results. They do, however, still get their 15 kilogrammes of cooked chicken carcasses a week. Dogs are carnivorous and enjoy their fill of meat. I suggest the golden retriever gent give it a try. Who knows?
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