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Veera Prateepchaikul

Former Editor

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

Veera Prateepchaikul
12 Sep 2022

Chadchart needs more time on the job

Bangkok governor Chadchart Sitttipunt has come under fire from critics over failing to solve flood problems in the capital after it was lashed with heavy rain last Tuesday night.

12 Sep 2022 6
Chadchart needs more time on the job
5 Sep 2022

School van tragedies can be averted

The death of a 7-year-old school girl found locked in a school van from morning until late in the afternoon in a parking lot of a school in Chon Buri last Tuesday is a tragic incident that can be prevented, without much difficulty.

5 Sep 2022 13
School van tragedies can be averted
29 Aug 2022

PM shrugs off court's blow to his pride

The Constitutional Court's decision to suspend prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from performing his duties appears to have dealt a big blow to him even though deputy spokeswoman Tipanan Sirichana has insisted he is still the de jure prime minister pending the court's ruling on his term in office expected within a month.

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PM shrugs off court's blow to his pride
15 Aug 2022

Tragedy, farce in Mountain B saga

By now, many of us may have lost interest in the deadly fire at the Mountain B pub in Sattahip district of Chon Buri province because they are occupied with other more pressing issues such as inflation.

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Tragedy, farce in Mountain B saga
1 Aug 2022

Vote buying does not ensure success

Vote buying in parliament is an ugly form of dirty politics which normally rears its head during a censure debate, especially on the last day, before a vote is to be taken.

1 Aug 2022 46
Vote buying does not ensure success
25 Jul 2022

B100k 'bribes' a hot topic in parliament

The opposition Move Forward party had hoped for a miracle -- that the so-called Group of 16 MPs from small parties would vote to censure Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his 10 ministers along with the opposition.

25 Jul 2022 31
B100k 'bribes' a hot topic in parliament
11 Jul 2022

Self-interest governs list-seat drama

The prospect that the opposition Pheu Thai Party may win a landslide election next year may have struck fear among bigwigs in the government.

11 Jul 2022 8
Self-interest governs list-seat drama
27 Jun 2022

PM kicks for touch on fuel, food prices

Wise men say putting the right man in the right job will get it done and done well. So when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha last week assigned the National Security Council (NSC) to take the lead in tackling energy and food problems, many eyebrows were raised, questioning the rationale of such bizarre idea.

27 Jun 2022 8
PM kicks for touch on fuel, food prices
13 Jun 2022

New parties riding high on innovations

Buri Ram, the self-proclaimed capital of the Bhumjaithai Party, was on a high last Friday, albeit not from cannabis, but from the historic achievement of liberalising the use of the plant, condemned as a narcotic for eight decades.

13 Jun 2022 21
New parties riding high on innovations
30 May 2022

Adios, amigos: Bkk sends signal to govt

The results of Bangkok gubernatorial and councillor elections on May 22 have dealt a serious blow to the government of Prime Minister Prayut Cha-o-cha and the two coalition parties, the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) and Democrat Party.

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Adios, amigos: Bkk sends signal to govt