'Post' editorial scoops award
published : 5 Jul 2019 at 04:00
newspaper section: News
The Bangkok Post has received an award for outstanding newspaper editorial writing from the National Press Council of Thailand (NPCT).
The NPCT said editorial pieces which were published by mainstream newspapers in 2018 were considered by a panel, who decided the Bangkok Post editorial titled "Let's have fair health care" -- published on Dec 14 last year -- should be awarded the top honour.
The piece highlights the unfair nature of the nation's three main healthcare funds -- namely the Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC) scheme; the Welfare Fund for Civil Servants; and the workers' welfare scheme under the Social Security Fund (SSF).
The judges said the article is "well-organised, informative.. with a clear stance against inequality for the benefit the people".