Columnnist

Veera Prateepchaikul

Former Editor

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

Veera Prateepchaikul
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
4 Nov 2019

Thanathorn should learn to listen

Former dean of the Faculty of Political Science of Ramkhamhaeng University Asadang Panikkabutr has offered some words of wisdom for Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

4 Nov 2019 68
28 Oct 2019

Shock loss means FFP must change tack

The surprising defeat of the Future Forward Party (FFP) in Nakhon Pathom's Constituency 5 by-election on Oct 23 has dealt a blow to the party and, especially, to its billionaire leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

28 Oct 2019 18
Shock loss means FFP must change tack
21 Oct 2019

Military spend makes budget a hard sell

The opposition's decision to abstain in the voting on the government's 3.2-trillion-baht budget bill for the 2020 fiscal year is a smart move.

21 Oct 2019 11
Military spend makes budget a hard sell
14 Oct 2019

Treading a fine line over China

The statement in Thai which was issued last Friday by the Chinese embassy in Thailand, reprimanding an unnamed Thai politician for allegedly meddling in Hong Kong protests is quite unprecedented and very rare.

14 Oct 2019 54
Treading a fine line over China
7 Oct 2019

Stalling on chemical ban must end

Huge banners declaring support for a total ban of herbicides paraquat and glyphosate and pesticide chlorpyrifos have been erected at many state-run provincial hospitals.

7 Oct 2019 14
Stalling on chemical ban must end
23 Sep 2019

PM fails to put oath debate to bed

The Sept 18 parliamentary debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha over his incomplete reciting of the oath of office is over. But the controversy lingers on.

23 Sep 2019
16 Sep 2019

Govt leaves Thamanat sore to fester

Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow must have been a valuable asset of the government to justify both Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam coming to his defence over his criminal past in connection with a drug trafficking case in Australia about three decades ago and over his questionable educational background while other cabinet ministers keep their distance from the scandal.

16 Sep 2019 64