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Smoking in public cannot be defended

Friday, 24 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 4
Editor; Re: Smoking and the law (PM Mailbag Friday, 17 January 2014) -Smoking in public cannot be defended. Smoking in private cannot be defended if the smoker is smoking around…

Smoking and the law

Friday, 17 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 3
Sir, Like many others I detest nanny government. It has taken a lot of the joy out of life and has led to an increase of juvenile drug taking, internet…

Haunted Westerner

Friday, 17 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 3
Dear Editor, Re: Farang conceit (PM Mailbag Friday, 10 January 2014) - The comment of Mr. Barry Kenyon is rather disconcerting but probably sent by someone with a wife or…

Correcting a correction

Friday, 17 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 3
Dear Editor, On 14th November 2013 the Irish Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform, Mr Alan Shatter T.D. issued a press release advising that from 18th November 2013 all…

Baht will continue to slide

Friday, 10 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 2
Editor; Re: Thai baht firms up after dissolution announcement (PM Tuesday, 10 December 2013) - My observations over the last 34 yrs., the baht will continue to slide against the…

Eat your sprouts

Friday, 10 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 2
Editor; Letters to the editor reminds me of people in a Dr’s waiting room. Everyone wants to know what your ailment is. Over the last few weeks we have read…

Re not giving anything away

Friday, 10 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 2
Sir, Sean Murphy (PB 27/12) has corrected some of George Best’s mistakes but both seem to be oblivious to the fact that there is no passport control between the UK…

No country for old men?

Friday, 10 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 2
Editor, Here in the UK last night on Channel 4 TV News, there was a feature on the growing number of UK and European old men moving to Pattaya as…

Farang conceit

Friday, 10 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 2
Editor: Re: Turmoil in Thailand (PM Mailbag 27 December) – It’s disappointing that Pattaya Mail’s only comment on the current political impasse was a pompous letter from an anonymous source…

Tired of over regulation

Friday, 10 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 2
Editor: Re: Enforce no smoking laws (PM Friday, 27 December 2013) - You know... a lot of us are here because we are tired of the over regulation that is…

Pheu Thai not that democratic

Friday, 10 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 2
Editor; Re: NY Times brands current protests in Thailand undemocratic movement (PM Saturday, 21 December 2013) - Pheu Thai isn’t that democratic at all, as the author of the NY…

This has gone on too long

Friday, 10 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 2
Editor; Re: Chiang Rai-Khon Kaen bus plunges off Phetchabun bridge; 32 dead (PM Monday, 30 December 2013) - It’s about time they fitted tachometers or police caught them, to stop…

Motorists win over pedestrians again

Friday, 10 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 2
Editor; Re: Officials demand changes to Beach Road construction after motorbike accidents (PM Friday, 27 December 2013) - Yet another case of the motorist winning over the pedestrian. They should…

Hole on Jomtien Second Road

Friday, 10 January 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 2
Editor; Your readers will be surprised to know that the hole dug in April last year is still there despite the promises of the city engineer to fill it in…

Turmoil in Thailand

Friday, 27 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 52
Dear Editor, What’s going on in Bangkok in the last few weeks makes me puzzled and confused. I am living in Thailand since 10 years and meet many Thais. I…
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