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Korn Chatikavanij

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Korn Chatikavanij
10 Sep 2018

Let's hear it for free, fair competition, not monopolies

In June 2018 PTT Plc -- Thailand's state-owned oil and gas conglomerate -- announced the acquisition of more than a billion shares or 69.1% in the energy and utility company, Glow. The deal will cost PTT more than 100 billion baht, with more than half that amount coming from taxpayers' money. For the record, I am vehemently opposed to this deal; the following are my reasons why.

10 Sep 2018 9
Let's hear it for free, fair competition, not monopolies
7 Aug 2014

Give us strong institutions

The Democrat Party's Korn Chatikavanij writes that the NCPO must reform only a few key structural issues, but do so passionately and swiftly.

7 Aug 2014
25 Sep 2013

Off-budget financing of Bt2tr loan bill can't be justified

Parliament has just completed debating the so-called 2-trillion-baht bill. It is the largest single amount of borrowing by any previous Thai government, and certainly one of the most controversial.

25 Sep 2013 2
28 Aug 2013

Tepperman should get facts straight before preaching

We Thais have tried our best to make it easier for foreign observers who wish to better understand Thai political events by wearing red and yellow shirts, so that one can effortlessly distinguish the pro-Thaksin group from the anti-Thaksin group.

28 Aug 2013 3
15 Aug 2013

Putting 'reform and reconciliation' in perspective

On the morning of Aug 7, the day the amnesty bill was to be considered by parliament, I made a final...

15 Aug 2013 6
9 Feb 2013

Thailand needs to think beyond populism

Beyond populism. This subject is an extremely challenging notion, one that Thailand has is struggling to find an answer to...

9 Feb 2013 3
21 Aug 2012

Pheu Thai repeating risky fiscal mistakes

'Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results."

21 Aug 2012 22
Pheu Thai repeating risky fiscal mistakes