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Voranai Vanijaka

Bangkok Post columnist

Voranai Vanijaka is a columnist, Bangkok Post.

Voranai Vanijaka
14 May 2018

Quick fixes never are

What matters most is that one nation chose to stick with democracy, while the other stuck with its history penchant for the quick fix - that didn't work.

14 May 2018 25
Quick fixes never are
7 May 2018

What the scandals confirm

We simply can't just rely on our leaders. Centuries in the making, corruption in Thai society is a cultural norm that permeates through all levels.

7 May 2018 46
What the scandals confirm
22 Jun 2014

Invite the cambodians to return

We need to bring Myanmar, Lao and Cambodian workers back and reassure them of their safety. What’s more, we need to find a way to make them all legal.

22 Jun 2014 13
Invite the cambodians to return
19 Jun 2014

Let's get organised

<b><font color="yellow">OPINION: </b></font>Corruption pervades in Thailand and most investors accept that, but let's at least ensure it's properly 'organised', says <b>Voranai</b>.

19 Jun 2014 25
15 Jun 2014

Absolutism is fashionable

After all, through some 7,000 years of human civilisations, absolute rule has been the main driver of societies, with very few exceptions here and there.

15 Jun 2014 33
Absolutism is fashionable
12 Jun 2014

It's just blather

<b><font color="yellow">OPINION: </b></font>Take a deep breath, chill out, stop jumping every time a Western politician says something critical, it's just political noise, says <b>Voranai</b>.

12 Jun 2014 24
8 Jun 2014

Who will check the generals?

<b><font color="yellow">COMMENTARY</b></font> To stimulate the economy is to stimulate corruption. But the 30% corruption isn’t going to just disappear simply because a general is now in charge, writes Voranai Vanijaka.

8 Jun 2014 50
Who will check the generals?
5 Jun 2014

No heroes allowed

<b><font color="yellow">OPINION: </font></b> In Thailand, heroes are people who die humbly in exile or just disappear, their message, their sacrifice, unapplauded, quickly forgotten, says <b>Voranai</b>.

5 Jun 2014 23
1 Jun 2014

Mai pen rai no longer

There is opportunity in crisis. Looking in the long term, something potentially wonderful may well come out of this decade-long political quagmire.

1 Jun 2014 37
Mai pen rai no longer
29 May 2014

Set a date, general

General, you said the coup was staged to save lives. Well, to do that you need to set a date for an election as soon as possible, says <b>Voranai</b>.

29 May 2014 38
Set a date, general