Re: “Army chief believes reconciliation effort will be successful”, National News Bureau of Thailand, May 20. Re: “Hospital blast exposes junta’s frailty”, The Nation editorial, May 24. It would seem that yesterday, May 25, was “Snowflakes” day in the letters page. I frequently disagree with JC Wilcox, while this week I have taken Eric Bahrt (in a letter thus far unpublished) to task for his remarks about my beliefs. Re: “A suspicious proliferation of far-right views”, May 25. I confess that I am baffled by the nomenclature used by the Chinese government to label their “Belt and Road” project. Re: “Portrait of Myanmar’s ‘Buddhist Bin Laden’ chills Cannes”, The Nation, May 24. Re: “Trang people want isthmus canal studied”, The Nation, May 24. Re: “Heavy rain overnight causes flooding on Bangkok roads”, The Nation, yesterday. The long, narrow concrete finger protrudes from the snow on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, deep inside the Arctic Circle. Today, more than 95 per cent of Asians live in middle-income economies, compared to less than 10 per cent in the early 1990s. This remarkable shift was driven by rapid economic growth, especially in China, India, and Indonesia. Was no one in his Manchester neighbourhood suspicious about the young man’s beliefs or lethal intentions? Re: “PM warns that election may be postponed if there is no peace in the country”, Thai PBS, yesterday. Re: “PM on bomb: We didn’t do it”, The Nation, yesterday. Re: “Fox News cutting its throat”, May 21. Re: “The roots of Rohingya crisis go back 800 years”, Have Your Say, yesterday. Readers of The Nation’s letters page might be familiar with regular contributors, like myself, Eric Bahrt, Dr Frank, Vint Chavala and others. Some of the letters we send have, for example, completely demolished the half-baked far-right dissembling of JC Wilcox and shown it for what it is. Re:” Letters page continues to air fascist nonsense”, Have Your Say, May 23. South Korea’s former president Park Geun-hye was escorted into court in handcuffs on Tuesday to hear corruption charges. If convicted she could be sent to prison for life. Nobody can say when the next general election will take place, despite an official timeline that promises we should be able to cast our ballots once again before the end of next year.