Columnnist

Veera Prateepchaikul

Former Editor

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

Veera Prateepchaikul
30 Mar 2020

Army's role in boxing a shady affair

Lumpinee Boxing Stadium has earned a bad reputation after being blamed for a Covid-19 cluster which has, so far, infected more than 50 people with the deadly disease.

30 Mar 2020 105
Army's role in boxing a shady affair
23 Mar 2020

Time to back virus control effort

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has made the right decision, belatedly though.

23 Mar 2020 51
16 Mar 2020

Govt response has been mind-boggling

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul went ballistic against Western tourists once again.

16 Mar 2020 112
Govt response has been mind-boggling
9 Mar 2020

Let health experts take the lead

The government appears to have lost the support of one vocal and loyal supporter, former Thammasat University lecturer and marketing guru Seri Wongmontha.

9 Mar 2020 32
2 Mar 2020

Student rallies need careful handling

The wave of student "flash mobs" has been spreading fast in Thailand's universities and high schools.

2 Mar 2020 66
Student rallies need careful handling
24 Feb 2020

FFP voters in search of a new home

It was one of those dark days in Thai political history when the Constitutional Court decided to condemn the Future Forward Party (FFP) to premature death for the crime of receiving a 191.2 million baht loan from its leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

24 Feb 2020 54
17 Feb 2020

Dissolving FFP won't benefit nation

Political gurus who predicted the Future Forward Party would be dissolved by the Constitutional Court over the "Illuminati case" were proven wrong.

17 Feb 2020 59
Dissolving FFP won't benefit nation
10 Feb 2020

Daring to dream of an end to coups

The Future Forward Party has a big dream that no other party in Thailand dares or cares to dream.

10 Feb 2020 52
Daring to dream of an end to coups
3 Feb 2020

Govt opts for coronavirus middle road

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has come under heavy criticism from critics for doing too little too slowly to handle the serious health threat posed by novel coronavirus 2019.

3 Feb 2020 43
Govt opts for coronavirus middle road
27 Jan 2020

A silly mistake

What appears to be an act of stupidity or carelessness of a government lawmaker -- who left his electronic voting card in the card reading device at the House as he left for home in Phatthalung province in the middle of the debate on the budget bill during Jan 10-11 to attend a funeral and chair a Children's Day event, and an unknown colleague used his card to vote in favour of the bill -- has now developed into a serious transgression that threatens to render the bill, which was passed by both the House and the Senate, null and void.

27 Jan 2020 47