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Bangkok Post editorial column

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

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Editorial
28 May 2022

NGOs need local support

The Prayut Chan-o-cha government needs to pay heed to activists' calls to drop a bill that seeks to curtail non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

28 May 2022 12
NGOs need local support
27 May 2022

A call to act

After two decades of campaigning to protect the Mekong River, Niwat Roykaew, a local teacher, finally received the accolade he deserved.

27 May 2022 7
A call to act
26 May 2022

City poll a harbinger?

Chadchart Sittipunt's landslide victory in the gubernatorial election in Bangkok on May 22 has helped restore hope that the political divisions which have riven society for nearly two decades may be drawing to a close.

26 May 2022 31
City poll a harbinger?
25 May 2022

Club karaoke a step too far

Despite our half-baked democracy characterised by a series of coups and street protests, our parliament building should be the subject of our pride -- a pantheon of democracy.

25 May 2022 24
Club karaoke a step too far
24 May 2022

Uphill battle for Chadchart

Bangkok voters have been known to deliver last-minute electoral shocks, but the result of Sunday's gubernatorial election was not a surprise to anyone. As predicted by pundits and opinion polls, Chadchart Sittipunt, who once served as transport minister under the ousted Pheu Thai administration, won with a comfortable margin.

24 May 2022 14
Uphill battle for Chadchart
23 May 2022

Governor set for early tests

Congratulations to the first democratically elected Bangkok governor for nine years.

23 May 2022 26
Governor set for early tests
22 May 2022

SLF: a shark in student waters

The Student Loan Fund (SLF) should stop its fierce pursuit of those who cannot repay their debts in time.

22 May 2022 22
SLF: a shark in student waters
21 May 2022

A welcome return

In tomorrow's Bangkok gubernatorial election voters will choose from 31 candidates. They'll also select from among 381 city council candidates, 50 of whom eventually will pass laws, scrutinise budgets and ensure accountability of administrators.

21 May 2022 12
A welcome return
20 May 2022

Shaman goes too far

A campaign by a social media influencer to chase indecent monks out of Buddhism has turned ugly as he wrongly targeted a senior monk in the northeastern province of Yasothon.

20 May 2022 12
Shaman goes too far
19 May 2022

Nate probe a let-down

The Public Prosecutors Commission yesterday announced the outcome of a disciplinary probe against Nate Naksuk, former director-general of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

19 May 2022 17
Nate probe a let-down