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Bangkok Post editorial column

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

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Editorial
04:00

Stand firm on coup crisis

Tomorrow, leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will gather in Jakarta for a summit to discuss the crisis in Myanmar while the world watches on anxiously.

04:00 12
Stand firm on coup crisis
22 Apr 2021

Don't silence deep thinkers

The recent termination of employment, work permit and related visa of David Streckfuss, an American academic who has worked at Khon Kaen University for the past 27 years, has intensified fears over suppression of academic freedom.

22 Apr 2021 48
Don't silence deep thinkers
21 Apr 2021

Help frontline staff first

It's a shame that all frontline workers -- doctors, nurses and healthcare personnel -- have not received Covid-19 vaccines yet.

21 Apr 2021 18
Help frontline staff first
20 Apr 2021

Beds can't go to waste

With Covid-19 infection cases skyrocketing and a rise in fatalities, the government must come to term with reality, making use of all scarce resources wisely, as it races against time in dealing with the new outbreak.

20 Apr 2021 16
Beds can't go to waste
19 Apr 2021

Justice reform can't wait

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted many activities, but it shouldn't disturb the justice process.

19 Apr 2021 24
18 Apr 2021

Nuclear tainted water a no-go

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.

18 Apr 2021 8
Nuclear tainted water a no-go
17 Apr 2021

Give private jabs a shot

The Prayut Chan-o-cha government is in hot water over its Covid-19 vaccination plan which critics view as sluggish and overly dependent on the AstraZeneca vaccine.

17 Apr 2021 40
Give private jabs a shot
16 Apr 2021

End justice wait for Karen

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.

16 Apr 2021 13
End justice wait for Karen
15 Apr 2021

Don't protect the culprits

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.

15 Apr 2021 41
Don't protect the culprits
14 Apr 2021

High road toll a blow

Numerous deaths and injuries related to road accidents over the past three days, almost half way into the extra holidays during the Songkran festival, once again attest to the fact the government's approach to tackling the road toll is of no use.

14 Apr 2021 20
High road toll a blow