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

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04:00

Help Thais come home

As the tough war against the coronavirus gets under way, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government is facing growing calls to review flight check-in directives that make it difficult for Thais abroad wishing to come home. And it should listen seriously to the voices of those in trouble.

04:00 11
Help Thais come home
30 Mar 2020

Fiscal future in govt hands

As the coronavirus pandemic soars unabated, the Thai economy is expected to suffer its biggest contraction in 23 years.

30 Mar 2020 15
Fiscal future in govt hands
29 Mar 2020

Stadium debacle leaves bad taste

It's nearly a month since the army-owned Lumpinee boxing stadium emerged as the epicentre of the country's coranavirus epidemic. Yet there are still no apologies from the army or army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong.

29 Mar 2020 58
Stadium debacle leaves bad taste
28 Mar 2020

End tourist paper chase

Having invoked the Emergency Decree, the government's message to the people is clear: Stay home and minimise physical contact to contain the spread of the coronavirus. But the Immigration Bureau's message to tourists stranded in the country suggests otherwise as they are still required to come to extend their visa in person at its offices.

28 Mar 2020 117
End tourist paper chase
27 Mar 2020

Govt faces its biggest test

It's been nearly three months since the Covid-19 virus hit Thailand, yet the scarcity of face masks is still a national problem and a disgrace to the government.

27 Mar 2020 35
Govt faces its biggest test
26 Mar 2020

All must help each other

The coronavirus outbreak has shown us many things, above all how connected we are.

26 Mar 2020 11
All must help each other
25 Mar 2020

Don't bungle emergency

The invocation of the emergency decree had been anticipated given the steep rise in Covid-19 infections. However, centralising power will not be enough.

25 Mar 2020 30
Don't bungle emergency
24 Mar 2020

Democracy still in peril

Many could be forgiven for forgetting that we have not yet recovered from the hangover of the military's intervention in politics -- our dysfunctional democracy in its current form.

24 Mar 2020 44
Democracy still in peril
22 Mar 2020

Lack of clarity causes chaos

As the government does its best to combat the Covid-19 outbreak, communicating with the public is still its biggest weakness.

22 Mar 2020 29
Lack of clarity causes chaos
21 Mar 2020

A Wuhan in the making?

The Chinese government may have closed down the wet market in Wuhan where the coronavirus is believed to have originated. But in the heart of Bangkok, a "Wuhan in the making" continues to operate as usual at Chatuchak Weekend Market, where trade in wild animals has taken place for years.

21 Mar 2020 25
A Wuhan in the making?