Former Bangkok Post Editor, political commentator and a regular columnist at Post Publishing.
Most critics sum up Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha government's performance in the management of vaccines procurement with one simple word: "suck". I couldn't agree more with that harsh summation and there is no need to further amplify that utter failure.
Despite reassurances from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul that the mass Covid-19 vaccinations for people over 60 and those suffering from seven non-communicable underlying diseases across the country will proceed as scheduled on June 7, scepticism remains strong among many about whether this administration can still be trusted after repeated blunders in the handling of the pandemic.
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.
'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.