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Soonruth Bunyamanee

Bangkok Post Editor

Bangkok Post Editor

Email : soonruthb@bangkokpost.co.th

Soonruth Bunyamanee
27 Mar 2019

Like his party, Abhisit down but not out

The general election results on Sunday shocked many people after the Democrat Party lost all its seats in Bangkok...

27 Mar 2019 15
Like his party, Abhisit down but not out
13 Mar 2019

Persona pips policy

His handlers have released photos of the 'new', cool Gen Prayut, for some reason believing voters will be persuaded by light tones and relaxed gestures.

13 Mar 2019 83
Persona pips policy
27 Feb 2019

Time for NLA to step down

The military's National Legislative Assembly has passed 509 news laws, a few of which were needed - and consulted the public on none of them.

27 Feb 2019 7
Time for NLA to step down
13 Feb 2019

Checkmate move backfires

The TRC's attempt to trigger a 'political earthquake' has arguably won even more public sympathy for Prime Minister Prayut, and thus served his cause.

13 Feb 2019 23
Checkmate move backfires
9 Jan 2019

Constitutional delay

Political parties appear to have little problem with another election delay, which might even help them to prepare better - but not beyond March 10.

9 Jan 2019 23
Constitutional delay
19 Dec 2018

Death and life of populism

Gen Prayut has lost the opportunity to become a great leader with drastic changes to the country's political landscape, particularly by bringing in an end to populism.

19 Dec 2018 21
Death and life of populism
12 Dec 2018

Yawning inequality

The CS Global Wealth Report 2018 just tells us the truth about Thailand's economic inequality, and the question is whether we are ready to accept it.

12 Dec 2018 22
Yawning inequality
28 Nov 2018

A cynical routine

The model of the regime-friendly PPRP is the late, not-so-great Thai Rak Thai of Thaksin - especially including 'the old faces' of bad politicians.

28 Nov 2018 16
A cynical routine
7 Nov 2018

Politics getting calmer

Political conflicts over the past decade were dominated by two camps - pro- and anti-Thaksin, and neither will have a strong role after the next election.

7 Nov 2018 17
Politics getting calmer
24 Oct 2018

Welcome guests, but...

By their very numbers, Chinese tourists are important to the economy but the government's tourism and strategy is out of balance and must be realigned.

24 Oct 2018 72
Welcome guests, but...