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Bangkok Post editorial column

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

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Editorial
27 Nov 2021

Govt clings to local grip

Enthusiastic voters will head to poll stations nationwide tomorrow to choose chiefs and members of tambon administration organisations (TAO) after an almost eight-year political gap.

27 Nov 2021 13
Govt clings to local grip
26 Nov 2021

Merger rings alarm bells

The news of the amalgamation of True Corporation Plc (True) and Total Access Communication (DTAC) should ring alarm bells about the downsides of unchecked capitalism.

26 Nov 2021 17
Merger rings alarm bells
25 Nov 2021

RTP's missing tycoon fiasco

The disappearance of a tycoon at the centre of an oil smuggling and money laundering racket in the South just hours after his arrest early this month dealt a heavy blow to the Royal Thai Police (RTP). His high-profile escape drew public attention and tarnished the battered reputation of the justice system.

25 Nov 2021 84
RTP's missing tycoon fiasco
24 Nov 2021

Save tourists from scams

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) as well as the public health and foreign ministries must do more to ensure visitors enjoy a safe and smooth entry under the Thailand Pass scheme.

24 Nov 2021 40
Save tourists from scams
23 Nov 2021

New plan for old rail hub

The State Railway of Thailand's (SRT) plan to close the 105-year-old Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok is facing growing public resistance.

23 Nov 2021 31
New plan for old rail hub
22 Nov 2021

English gets raw deal

Thailand's English proficiency ranking among non-native English speaking countries has been ranked a paltry 100th out of a total of 112 countries and territories in a new survey.

22 Nov 2021 104
English gets raw deal
21 Nov 2021

Digital nomads stuck in grey area

The coronavirus pandemic has boosted the popularity of remote work, and if Thailand is interested in attracting the highest-paid digital workers to help boost the economy, it must legalise the practice to welcome these professionals.

21 Nov 2021 34
Digital nomads stuck in grey area
20 Nov 2021

Explain palm oil policy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may retire from the army in several years, but he will always be at heart a military man. As such, under his leadership we have seen the growing footprint of soldiers in civilian society. Whenever there are floods, soldiers are deployed to help evacuate people. When the price of vegetables jumped earlier this month, soldiers grew coriander and chillies for distribution.

20 Nov 2021 8
Explain palm oil policy
19 Nov 2021

Thailand Pass needs fixing

Hours after Digital Economy and Society Minister, Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, assured the public that every bug that crippled the Thailand Pass system had been fixed, several prospective travellers still found themselves frustrated with the process.

19 Nov 2021 78
Thailand Pass needs fixing
18 Nov 2021

Jab status a hot potato

Imposing restrictions upon unvaccinated people looks set to become an issue of debate and it's one worth careful consideration.

18 Nov 2021 12
Jab status a hot potato