Columnnist

Veera Prateepchaikul

Former Editor

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

Veera Prateepchaikul
16 May 2022

Scare tactics set to fall on deaf ears

If you don't choose us, HE will return!

16 May 2022 22
Scare tactics set to fall on deaf ears
18 Apr 2022

Treat accusers with respect in court

First of all, I offer my moral support to the women for their courage to come forward to police to file complaints against former Democrat deputy leader Prinn Panitchpakdi for alleged sexual harassment or assault, notwithstanding that the alleged offences were committed some time ago.

18 Apr 2022 26
Treat accusers with respect in court
21 Feb 2022

Renegades bring House debate to life

Mustachioed MP of Uttaradit province Saranwut Saranket does not look like a typical Thai politician. He looks more like a Wild West cowboy, albeit without a gun slung on his waist or a horse.

21 Feb 2022 43
Renegades bring House debate to life
10 Jan 2022

Expansive gestures from hopeful leaders

Exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra appears to be more confident of his chances of returning home triumphantly this year.

10 Jan 2022 26
Expansive gestures from hopeful leaders
27 Dec 2021

Spare 'Toon' from carping over his run

With the dark shadow of the Omicron variant looming, the year 2022, which is just a week away, was never going to be a year of untold happiness to begin with for most people in the world, including Thailand.

27 Dec 2021 34
Spare 'Toon' from carping over his run
13 Dec 2021

Govt trips up in handling of Chana row

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has unwittingly opened up the old wounds between him and former Deputy Agriculture Minister Thamanat Prompow, currently secretary-general of the core government party, Palang Pracharath (PPRP).

13 Dec 2021 21
Govt trips up in handling of Chana row
29 Nov 2021

Impatience costs protest leaders dear

Two remanded anti-establishment Ratsadon protest leaders, Panusaya "Rung" Sitthijirawattanakul and Benja Apan, wrote a letter on Friday pleading with the court to grant them bail.

29 Nov 2021 115
Impatience costs protest leaders dear
15 Nov 2021

Dialogue needed on monarchy reform

The Constitutional Court's ruling on Wednesday is as contentious as the subject matter itself that was deliberated by the court -- that is the inviolability of the monarchy in Thai society.

15 Nov 2021
Dialogue needed on monarchy reform
1 Nov 2021

'Lese majeste' law hinders royalists too

Cries for abolition of lese majeste, or Section 112 of the Criminal Code, and the release on bail of those held in prison on lese majeste charges are getting louder again, after a rally yesterday at Ratchaprasong intersection led by pro-democracy groups and anti-royalists.

1 Nov 2021
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