“I have yet to see a piece of writing, political or non-political, that does not have a slant. All writing slants the way a writer leans, and no man is born perpendicular,” wrote American essayist EB White.
Next week, several groups are planning to commemorate the tragedy of October 6, 1976. Indications suggest a large sum of ”mysterious” money has been made available to finance any group that can organise provocative commemorative projects.
Over 6,500 vehicles were seized from traffic violators, including those who engaged in drink driving during the recent long holiday break in Thailand. Some 600,000 traffic violations were detected by the police, mostly at road checkpoint during the five-day Songkran festival break on April 12 to 16. Some 45,000 law violators have been prosecuted....
He has been in prison for more than a year. Two weeks ago, he lost the sight in his right eye. When he was finally taken to a state hospital two days’ later, he was told the blindness would be permanent. The doctor informed him it was too late to do anyth
My four-year-old little girl protested hurtfully as I tried to draw a line with a stern look on what she could and could not do with her crayons. She read my sternness as loss of love for her. She put her head on my lap with her little arms tightly wrappe
At this juncture there appears to be no simple and straightforward answer to the question of exactly who perpetrated last week’s spate of bombings. Naturally, conspiracy theories are abundant. Most Thais have settled for a “whoever” attitude when it come
The result of the referendum last week was the declaration of the Thai “silent majority”, unfettered by the lure of money and stifling political sorcery that normally factored in heavily when people went to the polls in previous times. It was a declaratio
Nothing to do with Scandinavian folklore, an Internet troll is a person who sows discord by posting mendacious, inflammatory and spurious messages with the deliberate intent of provoking extreme emotion, or disrupting normal on-topic discussions, for the
On July 12, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) will rule on the seven submissions made by the Philippines. One of the submissions is the legality of the nine- (now 10) dash line that encompasses approximately 2,000,000 square kilometres of maritime
In Thailand until recently, monks have been the most revered social group. More than 90 per cent of Thais are Buddhist, and temples, now more than 20,000 in number, have traditionally been the centre of their life, the ultimate source of their inspiration
The push for an election in Thailand is front and centre of United States policy towards its oldest ally in Asia. On the one hand, it is understandable why the US is preaching to its friend, a loyal one until now -- though perhaps not for much longer.
My mother looks like a fighter-jet pilot. Her head is under an oxygen mask and helmet, equipped with goggles and nozzle. Her breathing is shallow, hard and irregular, her every exhalation plainly audible. Unable to speak, at times she raises her hands up
With all the rage over Section 112 both at home and abroad, the majority of Thais continue to hold His Majesty closest to their hearts. They recognise the depth of his sacrifice for his country and people, even when it is tantamount to placing gold leaf
Last year in September, Pope Francis warned against what he called a "piecemeal" World War III, one that was fought with crimes, massacres and destruction. The warning came as he prayed at the burial place of 100,000 Italian soldiers, 60,000 of whom are u
That's not a description of Thailand - not yet anyway. It was applied by a Kenyan to his own country, an East African state roughly the size of Thailand and known for its coffee and safaris. It is also the home country of US President Barack Obama's fat