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

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04:00

Seawall plan needs review

When civic and pro-democracy elements opposed the extension of the emergency decree for another month, state authorities, especially those from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), tried to calm them down, saying that the draconian law is only meant to control the coronavirus outbreak better.

04:00 2
Seawall plan needs review
28 May 2020

MPs must prove worth

With three executive decrees permitting 1.9 trillion-baht in loans for Covid-19 relief being debated in parliament, the legislature has a chance to rekindle public faith in its role as part of the checks and balances system. They must not let the people down.

28 May 2020 13
MPs must prove worth
27 May 2020

Help beyond handouts

A series of alleged abuses of the public's charitable spirit and donations has prompted many to think twice before expressing their sympathy through money transfers.

27 May 2020 4
Help beyond handouts
26 May 2020

Quarantine gets a bad rep

It is encouraging to see the government and the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) act swiftly against reports of alleged extortion that unnamed state officials demanded "commissions" from Pattaya-based hoteliers who agreed to turn their premises into state quarantine facilities.

26 May 2020 15
Quarantine gets a bad rep
25 May 2020

Futsal case doubts linger

A small move by an activist on Friday has asked a big question of public prosecutors who need to prove their independence in a scandal case.

25 May 2020 7
Futsal case doubts linger
24 May 2020

Weaponising the origin of Covid-19

The push for an independent investigation into the origins of the coronavirus is picking up steam.

24 May 2020 20
Weaponising the origin of Covid-19
23 May 2020

Tracing a path to Big Brother?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc, governments are turning to contact tracing -- a tactic used to control outbreaks of syphilis in the 1930s and more recently Ebola in West Africa.

23 May 2020 24
Tracing a path to Big Brother?
22 May 2020

High time for curfew to go

The country's performance in controlling the spread of coronavirus is quite impressive, with new daily infections hovering in the single digits, if any at all, for weeks now. This strong record has led to the gradual reopening of the country, with the first phase starting early this month to try to reignite the economic engine.

22 May 2020 33
High time for curfew to go
21 May 2020

Lift veil on mask saga

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha will do the public a great service if he reveals details of the probe into alleged irregularities that led to the transfer of commerce permanent secretary Wichai Phochanakij.

21 May 2020 12
Lift veil on mask saga
20 May 2020

Steep online learning curve

The government's remote learning project has provided a valuable lesson -- all those involved still face a steep learning curve when it comes to this particular subject.

20 May 2020 9
Steep online learning curve