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Veera Prateepchaikul

Former Editor

Former Bangkok Post Editor, political commentator and a regular columnist at Post Publishing.

Veera Prateepchaikul
12 Jul 2021

Crisis sees acclaimed response unravel

A doomed atmosphere, characterised by mixed feelings of despair, disappointment, anger, and frustration among many of us, seems to have engulfed society as Covid-19 infections and deaths from the virulent virus are rising by the day.

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Crisis sees acclaimed response unravel
28 Jun 2021

Quasi-lockdown may be a step too far

People living in Bangkok and nine other "maximum-restriction and controlled" provinces will now feel the pain of a semi-lockdown imposed by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

28 Jun 2021 79
Quasi-lockdown may be a step too far
14 Jun 2021

Govt jab management fails to hit home

Most critics sum up Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha government's performance in the management of vaccines procurement with one simple word: "suck". I couldn't agree more with that harsh summation and there is no need to further amplify that utter failure.

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Govt jab management fails to hit home
31 May 2021

Mass jab hopes a crucial test for Prayut

Despite reassurances from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul that the mass Covid-19 vaccinations for people over 60 and those suffering from seven non-communicable underlying diseases across the country will proceed as scheduled on June 7, scepticism remains strong among many about whether this administration can still be trusted after repeated blunders in the handling of the pandemic.

31 May 2021 9
Mass jab hopes a crucial test for Prayut
10 May 2021

One man alone can't solve Covid crisis

On April 27, the cabinet made Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Thailand's most powerful man, by giving him single command over every aspect of the nation's effort to tackle Covid-19 and the treatment of those infected by the disease.

10 May 2021 61
One man alone can't solve Covid crisis
17 Apr 2021

Court incident leaves anti-govt protesters in lurch

Patiwat Saraiyaem, alias Mor Lum Bank, one of the core leaders of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group was eventually granted bail by the Criminal Court last week after he pledged not to criticise the monarchy and not join future political protests.

17 Apr 2021 79
Court incident leaves anti-govt protesters in lurch
29 Mar 2021

Puppet masters must leave shade

'Free our Friends" is the latest rallying message of the three-fingered movement and has appeared at all protests since the movement's four core leaders, namely Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak, Arnon Nampa, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk and Patiwat Saraiyam were denied bail by the Criminal Court and sent to Bangkok Remand Prison on Feb 8.

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15 Mar 2021

Protesters must keep showing restraint

A group of anti-establishment protesters, calling itself the People Go Network (PGN), has defied police warnings not to camp overnight in front of Government House, and are settling in for a long stay at that very spot.

15 Mar 2021 62
Protesters must keep showing restraint
1 Mar 2021

Charter rejig ties MPs up in knots

Staunch royalist and conformist Senator Somchai Sawaengkarn recently complained about he and his colleagues' failed attempts to make the amendment of the 2017 military-sponsored constitution more difficult.

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22 Feb 2021

Law change could quell waning protests

The protests by the anti-establishment Ratsadorn group in front of parliament on Friday and Saturday when the no-confidence debate was wrapped up were relatively peaceful and unprovocative. The crowd appeared to be outnumbered by the police.

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Law change could quell waning protests