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Bangkok Post editorial column

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

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04:30

Telco merger up in air

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is expected to make a decision on the controversial merger of True Corporation and Total Access Communication (DTAC) on Oct 12.

04:30 5
Telco merger up in air
2 Oct 2022

Support hemp

Marijuana is a drug. It needs proper control. But hemp is not pot. It is a valuable crop for diverse industries, and it needs policy support.

2 Oct 2022 12
Support hemp
1 Oct 2022

PM still at crossroads

Like it or not, the Constitutional Court's ruling yesterday gives society much-needed clarity. After a month of debates and rumours, the ruling clearly spells out that PM Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha's term started on April 6, 2017, which was the date the present charter was promulgated, and his previous leadership under the junta government did not apply under this constitution.

1 Oct 2022 18
PM still at crossroads
30 Sep 2022

RTAF out of touch

The plan to host a lavish inauguration ceremony for the new air force commander-in-chief, including a flyover this afternoon, shows poor judgement on the part of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF).

30 Sep 2022 36
RTAF out  of touch
29 Sep 2022

Chaiwut oversteps

Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn is in hot water for his unbecoming remarks against anti-government protesters who plan to rally tomorrow, the day the Constitutional Court hands down a ruling on the fate of suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha after a petition by the opposition bloc.

29 Sep 2022 19
Chaiwut oversteps
28 Sep 2022

Building bookworms

After launching an expensive campaign to promote a culture of reading in 2013 that achieved only moderate success, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is giving it another stab.

28 Sep 2022 14
Building bookworms
27 Sep 2022

Time to fix city's trash

The Bangkok Metropolitan Council on Sept 14 made the right decision to shelve a plan to increase garbage collection fees from 20 baht to 80 baht a month for each city household. Given rising inflation and the high cost of living faced by the public, it's just not the right time.

27 Sep 2022 7
Time to fix city's trash
26 Sep 2022

Police graft case not over

The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions last week cleared veteran politician Suthep Thaugsuban of corruption in relation to construction projects at police stations and police living quarters while he was deputy prime minister more than a decade ago.

26 Sep 2022 24
Police graft case not over
24 Sep 2022

Don't ignore factory risks

Nearby residents breathed a sigh of relief after a gas leak at a factory owned by Indorama Ventures Plc in Nahon Pathom on Thursday morning was quickly contained.

24 Sep 2022 5
Don't ignore factory risks
23 Sep 2022

Time for tourism rejig

Hoping to give tourism a boost in the post-pandemic era on Oct 1, the government has revised its visa rules, extending the validity of certain visas to entice foreign tourists to travel to the kingdom. But the move, while noteworthy, still falls short of the mark.

23 Sep 2022 32
Time for tourism rejig