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Atiya Achakulwisut

Columnist for the Bangkok Post

Atiya Achakulwisut is a columnist for the Bangkok Post.

Atiya Achakulwisut
20 Jul 2021

Inept govt never learns from its Covid blunders

The government's biggest mistake was not its decision to not join Covax. It was not even underestimating the Covid-19 pandemic and its failure to secure enough vaccines of sufficient variety to fight possible virus mutations.

20 Jul 2021 100
13 Jul 2021

A leader's pride comes before a Covid-19 fall

As a leader, what makes you proud?

13 Jul 2021 90
6 Jul 2021

Govt building Sinovac castles in the sand

What do we do when more and more medical personnel get infected with Covid-19 even though they had received two doses of Sinovac?

6 Jul 2021 59
Govt building Sinovac castles in the sand
29 Jun 2021

As govt babbles, people feel the Covid curb pain

What can be the reason why the government seems to be making it increasingly difficult, if not downright painful, for people to cope with Covid-19?

29 Jun 2021 78
22 Jun 2021

Govt dials in to 'reopen' from Planet Clueless

Are Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and his team from another planet? Or is the government's language different from ours?

22 Jun 2021 83
Govt dials in to 'reopen' from Planet Clueless
15 Jun 2021

Govt twists and squirms in jab blame game

A major hullabaloo is ongoing regarding the vaccine shortage. Yet, no-one can be held accountable. Isn't that a puzzling mystery?

15 Jun 2021 48
8 Jun 2021

Murky start to jab rollout may get murkier

Isn't it about time for the government to unveil all the details about its Covid-19 vaccine procurement deals, whether with AstraZeneca or SinoVac? Without full disclosure, doubts will continue to dog its vaccination drive.

8 Jun 2021 34
1 Jun 2021

Sinopharm deal turns the screws on govt

The side-effects of the Sinopharm vaccine on the Prayut Chan-o-cha government could be deadly.

1 Jun 2021 60
Sinopharm deal turns the screws on govt
18 May 2021

Govt has only itself to blame for jab fiasco

'Now is not the time to play politics.'' Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha often warns people criticising his government. Ironically, it's the PM and his team who should pay heed to this advice.

18 May 2021 79
11 May 2021

Thamanat 'dirt' splatters all over govt

The Constitutional Court's ruling has cleared the way for Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow but cast enormous doubts over his boss Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha.

11 May 2021 76