Former Bangkok Post Editor, political commentator and a regular columnist at Post Publishing.
The Opposition's censure debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his nine cabinet ministers, tentatively scheduled for Feb 16-19, with voting to take place the following day looks set to hit a snag from the beginning -- perhaps even before the start of the actual debate.
Thank you Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Progressive Movement, for helping shed the light on the initiative of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the founding of a pharmaceutical firm, Siam Bioscience, 12 years ago, which was not widely known among Thais outside medical circles.
Thais should have enjoyed and celebrated the arrival of the New Year, but many have stayed at home and celebrated quietly with their love ones instead, not knowing this time around how long it will take before this second wave of Covid-19 will be contained. Forget about the economic recovery or the ambitious plan of turning Thailand into a safe haven for foreign tourists wanting to escape the contagion.
'Find the bad people," said an emotionally-charged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday when he talked about the human trafficking gangs responsible for smuggling migrant workers from Myanmar into Thailand, blamed for the current Covid-19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon province.