Bangkok Post editorial column
These editorials represent Bangkok Post thoughts about current issues and situations.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Early last month, Japan honoured the victims of a triple disaster in which over 20,000 people lost their lives. The catastrophic chain of events began with a 9.0-magnitude earthquake -- the Great East Japan Earthquake as it came to be known -- which caused a tsunami with 38-metre high waves which crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Seven years after Karen activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen's death in 2014, issues close to his heart, like ancestral rights of fellow ethnic villagers in Kaeng Krachan National Park, remain unfulfilled. On top of that, the long arm of the law still cannot reach his killers.
More than a week after the Covid-19 cluster in Bangkok's Thong Lor area was detected, resulting in a new wave of infections that dampened the Songkran mood, not to mention the great damage it dealt the economy, there are growing concerns over possible foul play in the investigation process concerning the clubs where the bug spread.