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Atiya Achakulwisut

Columnist for the Bangkok Post

Atiya Achakulwisut is a columnist for the Bangkok Post.

Atiya Achakulwisut
4 May 2021

Govt drops ball again as Covid deaths mount

The government seems to be pinning its hopes for salvation on big lots of AstraZeneca vaccines scheduled to be rolled out in June.

4 May 2021 71
27 Apr 2021

Change the only hope as Anutin flails with virus?

The response by Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul to calls for his resignation over his perceived failure to handle the Covid-19 outbreak properly reveals deep flaws that reinforces why he is not deserving of the portfolio.

27 Apr 2021 67
20 Apr 2021

Prayut needs no praise given vaccine setback

There is no way to explain the deep devotion the public have shown for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha despite his repeated failings, except perhaps Stockholm syndrome.

20 Apr 2021 124
30 Mar 2021

Arrogant govt will lead us all to damnation

It is just a "damn you", another incident that will probably be attributed to a major government figure showing how "friendly" he is with the press.

30 Mar 2021 66
23 Mar 2021

Powers-that-be see no hypocrisy in their actions

Is it a case of split personality or mass delusion?

23 Mar 2021 41
2 Mar 2021

The 'first shot' drama shows up a sickly govt

What was the fuss all about regarding who would take the first Covid-19 shot?

2 Mar 2021 76
26 Jan 2021

Section 112 and Covid shots are not a good mix

Is Section 112 or the lese majeste law a kill or cure for the government when it comes to its Covid-19 vaccination plan?

26 Jan 2021
19 Jan 2021

Keep virus guard up, and don't expect govt help

Why are department stores allowed to stay open, but schools and universities aren't?

19 Jan 2021 29
12 Jan 2021

Application of logic needed in Covid battle

It's not easy being a national Covid-19 taskforce in a country ruled by an ultra-conservative government driven by cumbersome bureaucracy and a daily dose of hypocrisy.

12 Jan 2021 21
5 Jan 2021

Govt refuses to lay blame on any of its own

Practice makes perfect, they said. Unfortunately, the "second coming'' of the Covid-19 pandemic is proving the centre cannot hold.

5 Jan 2021 42