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Veera Prateepchaikul

Former Editor

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

Veera Prateepchaikul
18 Oct 2021

Opening needs caution with every step

Living with Covid-19 seems to be the inconvenient reality that several countries have accepted after realising that, unless there is an effective vaccine that can protect us from getting infected, the virus will remain with us and affect our livelihoods for the foreseeable future.

18 Oct 2021 26
Opening needs caution with every step
4 Oct 2021

Bitter lessons for students lie in wait

This Wednesday will be the 45th anniversary of the "October 6 incident", one of the darkest days in contemporary Thai history. Some lessons from the incident have yet to be learned.

4 Oct 2021 64
Bitter lessons for students lie in wait
20 Sep 2021

Protests follow a predictable path

Din Daeng intersection has been transformed into a small battleground between crowd control police and hardcore protesters of the Talugas group for about a month.

20 Sep 2021 56
Protests follow a predictable path
6 Sep 2021

PM survives debate, but takes a hit

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his five ministers survived the censure debate on Saturday.

6 Sep 2021 35
PM survives debate, but takes a hit
23 Aug 2021

Backstabbing mars test kits debate

When the first two Delta variant cases were detected in Thailand from a Thai woman and her four-year old child returning from Pakistan in May, no one would have thought the fast-spreading Covid-19 strain would conquer Thailand in just three months.

23 Aug 2021 10
Backstabbing mars test kits debate
9 Aug 2021

The on-again, off-again magic jabs deal

The show must go on. This maxim may explain the reason why Dr Boon Vanasin, chairman of Thonburi Healthcare Group, came out again on Aug 3 to talk to the Thai media with a new claim that he was in the process of signing a deal with the Defence Ministry to procure an unspecified amount of the mRNA Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for import into Thailand.

9 Aug 2021 5
The on-again, off-again magic jabs deal
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.

12 Jul 2021 45
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.

14 Jun 2021 33
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