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Sirinya Wattanasukchai

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Sirinya Wattanasukchai is a columnist for the Bangkok Post.

Sirinya Wattanasukchai
3 Jul 2021

Govt oblivious to senselessness of Covid-19 curbs

When the whole country saw how the prime minister was nonchalantly teasing reporters and giggling in front of the camera last Friday, we didn't know that it was just the beginning of a series of mishaps.

3 Jul 2021 5
Govt oblivious to senselessness of Covid-19 curbs
26 Jun 2021

High-rise rule would be wind of change for city

Earlier this month, there was good news in terms of public safety and the urban environment. It was reported that the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (Onep) was going to enforce a more stringent environmental impact assessment (EIA) rule for high-rise building developers.

26 Jun 2021 14
18 Jun 2021

What Thais can learn from Korean culture

Despite their huge popularity, I've always held off from watching Korean TV series. But being forced into home hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic, I found myself glued to the set watching Hospital Playlist and Live Up To Your Name -- two Korean TV hits.

18 Jun 2021 30
27 May 2021

Govt spurred its own jab PR fiasco

The high-profile Covid vaccine event on Monday -- in which Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was given his second shot of AstraZeneca vaccine -- should have been a game-changing PR campaign that promotes the state vaccine programme. Yet the event turned into a PR calamity that stirred up critics, rather than boosting much-needed public confidence.

27 May 2021 33
Govt spurred its own jab PR fiasco
21 May 2021

Can govt rise to jab roll-out challenge?

The colossal vaccine rollout plan in Bangkok -- 10 million doses to inoculate five million people over two months -- shows how the government has finally come to its senses that the only way to revive the economy is to create herd immunity as soon as possible.

21 May 2021 18
13 May 2021

Govt needs to get its vaccine priorities right

The government's recent change in its vaccination rollout plan to re-prioritise a risk group, the majority of them low-paid workers in the capital, may sound like a perfect preventive plan. But it's not yet inclusive enough.

13 May 2021 16
6 May 2021

City slum clusters demand special care

Just when we were made to believe that the Thong Lor cluster had subsided, the Klong Toey cluster emerged.

6 May 2021 6
City slum clusters demand special care
30 Apr 2021

Stop the fancy words in battle against Covid

The small drop in the number of new Covid-19 new cases to under 2,000 yesterday may look like a good sign.

30 Apr 2021 40
19 Apr 2021

Be selective in field hospital admissions

With the surge of new Covid-19 cases, the government is frantically establishing field hospitals nationwide as demand for hospital beds outgrows supply.

19 Apr 2021 14
Be selective in field hospital admissions
8 Apr 2021

Vaccines don't mean you can't infect others

'Don't worry, I already received my first vaccination shot [against Covid-19]. I won't be infected," the taxi driver told me confidently, almost in a carefree manner, when I asked him to put his face-mask on.

8 Apr 2021 29