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Veera Prateepchaikul

Former Editor

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

Veera Prateepchaikul
27 Jan 2020

A silly mistake

What appears to be an act of stupidity or carelessness of a government lawmaker -- who left his electronic voting card in the card reading device at the House as he left for home in Phatthalung province in the middle of the debate on the budget bill during Jan 10-11 to attend a funeral and chair a Children's Day event, and an unknown colleague used his card to vote in favour of the bill -- has now developed into a serious transgression that threatens to render the bill, which was passed by both the House and the Senate, null and void.

27 Jan 2020 47
20 Jan 2020

FFP no stranger to dirty tricks itself

Future Forward Party (FFP) secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul appears to have overstated the importance of his party.

20 Jan 2020 71
13 Jan 2020

Pheu Thai must fix internal rifts

'Cobras", a term referring to Thai MPs who usually vote in parliament against their party line, reared their ugly heads and hissed on Saturday night during the vote on the government's 3.2-trillion-baht-budget bill for the 2020 fiscal year.

13 Jan 2020 21
6 Jan 2020

Is it really time to 'seize the power?'

Future Forward Party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul believes that 2020 is the year ripe for the people to be their own masters of the land and rise up to seize power.

6 Jan 2020 106
23 Dec 2019

Prospects of a bumpy year ahead

New Year is a week from now. But it won't be a happy New Year for quite a few of us, especially grassroots people such as farmers and blue-collar workers.

23 Dec 2019 13
16 Dec 2019

'Flash mob' leaves FFP with work to do

There were as many bystanders as party supporters among the few thousand people who converged in front of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and the Pathumwan skywalk.

16 Dec 2019 49
'Flash mob' leaves FFP with work to do
9 Dec 2019

Bananas sell out in our monkey house

A banana that is worth an eight-digit figure? To most people, that is insane and unbelievable.

9 Dec 2019
Bananas sell out in our monkey house
2 Dec 2019

Farming chemical facts distorted

Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit did not speak the whole truth about the reversal of the resolution by the new National Hazardous Substances Committee.

2 Dec 2019 15
25 Nov 2019

FFP pays price for meteoric rise

The Election Commission is considering whether to file criminal charges against Future Forward Party (FFP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

25 Nov 2019 39
18 Nov 2019

Judgement day for Thanathorn

Judgement day for Future Forward Party (FFP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit arrives on Wednesday.

18 Nov 2019 38