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Bangkok Post editorial column

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

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19 Sep 2021

Foreign expats' lot a mixed bag

If the government hopes to entice wealthy expats and skilled professionals into making Thailand their second home, it must first improve the treatment of the millions of foreigners already living in the country.

19 Sep 2021 97
Foreign expats' lot a mixed bag
18 Sep 2021

Justice in sight?

Moves for a law on torture and forced disappearances gained much-needed momentum on Wednesday as members of parliament raised their hands, enabling all four related drafts to sail through a first reading.

18 Sep 2021 12
Justice in sight?
17 Sep 2021

A case of deluge deja vu

The current flooding in the Central provinces brings back bad memories of the epic flood in 2011. In that annus horribilis, the central region was under water for months.

17 Sep 2021 3
A case of deluge deja vu
16 Sep 2021

Tambon polls hold promise

After a long wait, voters are set to be able to exercise their political rights, this time at the tambon level, the smallest but a crucial unit for politics.

16 Sep 2021 8
Tambon polls hold promise
15 Sep 2021

'Soft power' just a dream?

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is not the first leader to latch onto Thai nationals who have "made it" in the international arena before taking the opportunity to train the light on themselves by talking about Thailand's "soft power" and "creative economy".

15 Sep 2021 22
'Soft power' just a dream?
14 Sep 2021

Anti-torture bill overdue

If there was ever a law that could deal with the notorious case of "Joe Ferrari" and the other policemen charged with torturing a drug suspect to death it would be the possible promulgation of the draft bill on the Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act.

14 Sep 2021 22
Anti-torture bill overdue
13 Sep 2021

Train drama offers lesson

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has decided to pay 42.5 million baht for shipping 17 diesel locomotive trains, donated by Japanese Hokkaido Railway Co (JR Hokkaido), to Thailand.

13 Sep 2021 13
Train drama offers lesson
12 Sep 2021

Going electric still a remote prospect

Earlier this year, the government laid out a plan to sell only zero-emission vehicles in the country by 2035. The policy, announced by the National EV Policy Committee in March, is highly ambitious, bringing forward the original target by five years.

12 Sep 2021 27
Going electric still a remote prospect
11 Sep 2021

Tackling Covid waste

The Ministry of Public Health will start delivering 8.5 million Covid antigen test kits (ATKs) to the public on Wednesday. It's the first lot ATKs and the government expects to buy more in the months to come.

11 Sep 2021 3
Tackling Covid waste
10 Sep 2021

CCSA revamp no cure

After nearly two years in existence, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is eyeing a new role in combating the pandemic.

10 Sep 2021 11
CCSA revamp no cure