Artikel tagged “opinion”

  • Poll – Will the Thai Baht rise or fall (compared to other currencies)?

    Poll – Will the Thai Baht rise or fall (compared to other currencies)?

    Yesterday The Thaiger polled our Facebook readers asking them… “Will the Thai baht continue to rise in value against many of the western currencies? Or has it peaked?” Your responses were very mixed but the result was a slight leaning towards the baht dropping, but only by 52% to 48%, from 585 votes.

  • We cast our eyes into Thailand’s political crystal ball

    We cast our eyes into Thailand’s political crystal ball

    The new Thai government, still being legoed together after more than two months since the election, is fragile at best, terminal at worst. The government faces serious problems, no matter if you see it as a defacto military rule, a democratic hatchet job or a fair election (cough).

  • OPINION: A sad, but inevitable, farewell to The Nation daily

    OPINION: A sad, but inevitable, farewell to The Nation daily

    Sad news yesterday when The Nation announced it was going to stop the daily publishing of its newspaper. After 48 years, The Nation Multimedia Group is shutting up shop on its daily newspaper.

  • No sign of concrete policies for conflict in the far South

    No sign of concrete policies for conflict in the far South

    by Don Pathan Parties offer few if any answers for a 15 year old deadly insurgency that successive governments have failed to quell. Peace and conflict have never been significant parts of any political party platform in Thailand. This is because a sustainable solution calls for long-term commitment to a policy that could prove to be politically costly

  • Public hearings now on for Thais to discuss the new same-sex marriage bill

    Public hearings now on for Thais to discuss the new same-sex marriage bill

    PHOTO: BK Magazine The Thai Justice Ministry has kicked off public hearings on the proposed same-sex marriage bill that is scheduled to be submitted to the cabinet this month. So far the online survey has had no direct objections

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    Restoring faith to the national airline

    On October 8, a Thai Airways 747-400, with only 115 onboard including the crew, skidded off the runway at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The story and photos reached around the world placing the embattled airline in a position to explain the incident

  • Chinese tourists heading elsewhere – what did you expect?

    Chinese tourists heading elsewhere – what did you expect?

    Don Ross of ttrweekly.com reflects on the self-imposed, but unplanned, reduction to Thailand’s tourist numbers – principally Chinese tourist numbers.

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    “This is not a hotel” – Share economy exploits loopholes

    by Nophakhun Limsamarnphun Explosion in short term rentals causes problems for hotels and reduces tax revenues. Legal loopholes and lax regulation of the hotel business have led to a large number of unlicensed hotel operators and unregistered guests in major tourist destinations in Thailand, according to government and private sector officials

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    Samui Times responds to Police accusations of ‘fake news’

    The media has become its own story today after Surat Thani, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan police and officials have accused Samui Times of spreading ‘fake news’, apparently the latest go-to explanation for any news that you disagree with. Samui Times responds to allegations of spreading ‘Fake News’ and having a ‘Vendetta’ against Koh Tao Sanook has reported that the Surat Thai provincial police chief had ordered that a committee be set up to investigate the claims made on social media and in the Daily Mail newspaper in the UK –  Samui Times. Samui Times have broken a number of stories about Koh Tao, subsequently followed up by police, about all too frequent mysterious deaths and disappearances on the Gulf island of Koh Tao – a popular tourist location for back-packers and divers

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    COMMENT: The fall of Mai Sawit Ketroj – Emerald Development Group

    Today is Mai Sawit Ketroj’s birthday. He’ll be spending it behind bars after being questioned by police about alleged fraud involving the Emerald Development Group