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Veera Prateepchaikul

Former Editor

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

Veera Prateepchaikul
10 May 2021

One man alone can't solve Covid crisis

On April 27, the cabinet made Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Thailand's most powerful man, by giving him single command over every aspect of the nation's effort to tackle Covid-19 and the treatment of those infected by the disease.

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One man alone can't solve Covid crisis
17 Apr 2021

Court incident leaves anti-govt protesters in lurch

Patiwat Saraiyaem, alias Mor Lum Bank, one of the core leaders of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group was eventually granted bail by the Criminal Court last week after he pledged not to criticise the monarchy and not join future political protests.

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Court incident leaves anti-govt protesters in lurch
29 Mar 2021

Puppet masters must leave shade

'Free our Friends" is the latest rallying message of the three-fingered movement and has appeared at all protests since the movement's four core leaders, namely Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak, Arnon Nampa, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk and Patiwat Saraiyam were denied bail by the Criminal Court and sent to Bangkok Remand Prison on Feb 8.

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15 Mar 2021

Protesters must keep showing restraint

A group of anti-establishment protesters, calling itself the People Go Network (PGN), has defied police warnings not to camp overnight in front of Government House, and are settling in for a long stay at that very spot.

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Protesters must keep showing restraint
1 Mar 2021

Charter rejig ties MPs up in knots

Staunch royalist and conformist Senator Somchai Sawaengkarn recently complained about he and his colleagues' failed attempts to make the amendment of the 2017 military-sponsored constitution more difficult.

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22 Feb 2021

Law change could quell waning protests

The protests by the anti-establishment Ratsadorn group in front of parliament on Friday and Saturday when the no-confidence debate was wrapped up were relatively peaceful and unprovocative. The crowd appeared to be outnumbered by the police.

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Law change could quell waning protests
1 Feb 2021

Censure motion fraught with peril

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.

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25 Jan 2021

Vaccine buy bears up to scrutiny

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.

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18 Jan 2021

Panels only prove PM's lack of teeth

'Even a hundred prime ministers will not be able to rid Thailand of illegal gambling dens."

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11 Jan 2021

Money to be made, on and off the tables

So the buck stops at Pol Lt-Gen Veera Jiraveera, the commissioner of the 2nd Region Provincial Police Bureau overseeing the eastern region covering Rayong, Chon Buri, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces.

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Money to be made, on and off the tables