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

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04:00

Pheu Thai, prove yourself

As the drum roll begins for the no-confidence debate, ironically it is not the government but the opposition Pheu Thai Party that has come under pressure.

04:00 23
Pheu Thai, prove yourself
26 Jan 2021

Govt too quick to use S112

In using Section 112 against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit for raising questions about its vaccine procurement, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government could be said to have, at best, over-reacted. At worst, it's being criticised for abusing the draconian law for political reasons.

26 Jan 2021 52
Govt too quick to use S112
25 Jan 2021

Taxpayers get a raw deal

Although the government believes that a cut in the employees' contribution to the Social Security Fund (SSF) from 3% to 0.5% is a valuable assistance measure to this vast group of people who are excluded from the latest relief scheme, the measure is still unsubstantiated and unfair.

25 Jan 2021 10
Taxpayers get a raw deal
24 Jan 2021

Army must be accountable

The Royal Thai Army (RTA), one of the country's most powerful institutions, last week marked Thai Armed Forces Day, a day when it showcased its strength and solidarity.

24 Jan 2021 41
Army must be accountable
23 Jan 2021

Fares need govt oversight

The government, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and skytrain operator must settle the new fares of the Green Line service before Feb 16 to protect commuters.

23 Jan 2021 25
Fares need govt oversight
22 Jan 2021

Safe opening needs clarity

In an abrupt move, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Thursday decided to ease lockdown measures for 13 business types with conditions, starting this morning.

22 Jan 2021 19
Safe opening needs clarity
21 Jan 2021

Tough task for unity panel

The newly-formed reconciliation committee, without the opposition and the pro-reform movement, faces a swathe of challenges ahead.

21 Jan 2021 24
Tough task for unity panel
20 Jan 2021

Patriotic film? Not now

The Thai Media Fund's plan to provide a 180-million-baht grant to support a film project that boosts patriotism has generated a big buzz.

20 Jan 2021 30
Patriotic film? Not now
19 Jan 2021

Karen woes unresolved

For years, state authorities have claimed that the Karen issue in the Kaeng Krachan National Park has been settled -- that the indigenous forest dwellers who were evicted from their ancestral land in Bang Kloy village to a resettlement site down the hill have accepted their new life and are happy, while the registration of the forest complex as a Unesco World Heritage Site is well underway.

19 Jan 2021 9
Karen woes  unresolved
18 Jan 2021

No more late passes

After more than five years of delay, the House of Representatives has finally decided to fine the contractor responsible for the new parliament's construction. However, whether the penalty will be enforced or not remains in doubt.

18 Jan 2021 8
No more  late passes