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Veera Prateepchaikul

Former Editor

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

Veera Prateepchaikul
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."

18 Jan 2021 65
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
4 Jan 2021

Patronage may end up costing us dear

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.

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Patronage may end up costing us dear
28 Dec 2020

No more 'turning a blind eye'

'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.

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21 Dec 2020

'Battle royal' headlines local polls

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon, people in the province and in other provinces, with the exception of Bangkok, went to the polls yesterday to elect chairpersons and Provincial Administration Organisation (PAO) members.

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14 Dec 2020

Bribe case demands police response

It takes two to tango. Likewise, it takes two consenting parties to commit an offence of bribery -- that is one who offers or gives the money or other reward and the other who receives the offering as a means of influencing his actions.

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7 Dec 2020

Push for a republic a pipe dream

Last Friday, the Free Youth group, which is an integral part of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group, posted a message on the subject of the republic on its Facebook page.

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