Editorial pages editor
Anchalee Kongrut is Bangkok Post's editorial pages editor.
What lasting benefits will Thailand enjoy having just wrapped up its hosting of Apec 2022 -- a global trade forum held in Bangkok last week? How will the much-touted meeting make Thailand better off in the long run? And will the excited chatter about a "BCG" economy ever amount to more than an acronym few working in those targeted sectors can decypher to give a full name to?
If I hadn't been keeping a close eye on the political news every day, I would have mistakenly assumed -- from watching last Friday's televised account -- that Prayut Chan-o-cha, who has been suspended from his duties as prime minister by the charter court since Aug 24, has already returned to carry out his duties at Government House.
My friends call me a foodie because of my boundless passion for hunting delicious food and trying new menus. Even so, there are only a few dishes that I intentionally skip -- among them are shark fin and bird's nest soups.
This week is full of promising news about marine conservation. And if you wonder why, take a look at the calendar, June 8 marked the United Nations' World Oceans Day. State authorities are using this week to hold events and launch a campaign and initiatives to pay tribute to the Sea Mother.