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These editorials represent Bangkok Post thoughts about current issues and situations.

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No quick fixes for plight of refugees

Today marks World Refugee Day, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), along with the US and British embassies in Bangkok, Chao Phraya Express Boat and Tha Maharaj Lifestyle Mall are holding a series of understandably modest but well-intentioned activities to commemorate the lives and achievements of those often forcefully displaced from their home nations.

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No quick fixes for plight of refugees
19 Jun 2021

Karen key to Unesco dream

Next month, Thai delegates will chance their arm again at securing Unesco World Heritage site status for the scandal ridden Kaeng Krachan National Park.

19 Jun 2021 4
Karen key to Unesco dream
18 Jun 2021

Reopening too quickly?

The plan for a speedy reopening of the country, as targeted by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, represents a major challenge, not only for the government but for all Thais.

18 Jun 2021 31
Reopening too quickly?
17 Jun 2021

High-rise curbs timely

As an old adage goes, it's better late than never.

17 Jun 2021 8
High-rise curbs timely
16 Jun 2021

NACC must fix Boss saga

It has been nine years since the scandalous hit-and-run case involving Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya first made headlines. Mr Vorayuth, a scion of the family behind the Red Bull empire, was charged over the fatal 2012 hit-and-run case and fled the country in 2017.

16 Jun 2021 35
NACC must fix Boss saga
15 Jun 2021

PM stands at jab crossroads

Eighteen months on from its inauspicious Thai debut, Covid-19 has ultimately proven to be a formidable adversary.

15 Jun 2021 26
PM stands at jab crossroads
14 Jun 2021

Govt drops ball on deal

It is wonderful that Thais will be able to watch all 51 matches live of the Euro 2020 European Football Championship after a deal was struck just hours before the football tournament began on Saturday.

14 Jun 2021 21
Govt drops ball on deal
13 Jun 2021

Make the best of the re-opening

After much dilly-dallying, the national vaccination programme finally launched last week, with around 400,000 doses administered across the country on the first day alone. With the promised cure now being distributed, the public can now start to see the government's plan for reopening taking shape, improving the general mood and outlook across the country.

13 Jun 2021 17
Make the best of the re-opening
12 Jun 2021

Shed light on lamp row

Complaints about the procurement of overpriced street lamps have put the heads of two local administration agencies in Samut Prakan on the block.

12 Jun 2021 16
Shed light on lamp row
11 Jun 2021

'Rap nong' still too brutal

It is hard to believe in this day and age that a university student could find his life snuffed out by a hazing prank, given the publicity surrounding such ceremonies and repeated efforts by universities to stamp out the violent and degrading treatment which is often involved.

11 Jun 2021 56
'Rap nong' still too brutal