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Bangkok Post editorial column

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

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04:00

Hope for end to deadlock

A special joint House-Senate meeting that was wrapped up on Wednesday gave some hope that the country's political deadlock might be solved through democratic and parliamentary means.

04:00
Hope for end to deadlock
28 Oct 2020

Blast must be explained

The energy giant PTT owes the public a thorough explanation over what caused one of its gas pipelines to explode in Bang Bo district late last week and what the company will do to prevent similar tragic incidents from recurring in the future.

28 Oct 2020 5
Blast must be explained
27 Oct 2020

Only sincerity can end strife

Parliament, which saw a joint house-senate meeting begin yesterday, has one more day to find a solution to the political unrest.

27 Oct 2020 25
Only sincerity  can end strife
26 Oct 2020

Rally retorts a childish tactic

Political tension has intensified and could escalate into violence unless all the parties show restraint.

26 Oct 2020 12
Rally retorts a childish tactic
25 Oct 2020

PM must embrace youthful ingenuity

Although the October 6, 1976 massacre marked a bloody end to the hope of student activists in the aftermath of the popular uprising three years earlier, the spark ignited by the 1973 generation has flickered back to life this year as protests led by a new student movement have flared up across the nation.

25 Oct 2020 8
PM must embrace youthful ingenuity
24 Oct 2020

Victims of our success

The Department of Disease Control under the Ministry of Public Health has a plan to a recommendation to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s sub-committee to reduce the quarantine period for returnees and tourists from 14 to 10 days.

24 Oct 2020 5
Victims of our success
23 Oct 2020

Asean must help Rohingya

Three years on from when the Rohingya, a Muslim minority population in Buddhist-dominated Myanmar, were forced to flee and seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh and Thailand, their plight remains delicate as ever, especially amid a pandemic that has only added complexities to an already multi-faceted problem.

23 Oct 2020 2
Asean must help Rohingya
22 Oct 2020

It's time for compromise

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's openness for talks with the pro-democracy movement is welcome and it's hoped that the gesture is not too late given the standoff last night between police and a huge crowd trying to reach Government House.

22 Oct 2020 49
It's time for compromise
21 Oct 2020

Stalemate cannot go on

Members of parliament must fulfil their democratic duty and lead the way towards a solution to the ongoing student-led anti-government protests.

21 Oct 2020 60
Stalemate cannot go on
20 Oct 2020

Censorship a futile tactic

The embattled Prayut Chan-o-cha government seems set to ignore calls by several sectors of society to compromise and hold out the olive branch of a seat at the negotiating table for the young protest leaders. Instead, it looks increasingly prepared to up the ante by censoring the news reports of media outlets sympathetic to the cause of the pro-democracy movement.

20 Oct 2020 26
Censorship a futile tactic