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Chairith Yonpiam

Assistant news editor

Chairith Yonpiam is assistant news editor, Bangkok Post.

Chairith Yonpiam
1 Aug 2020

Boss saga a critical test for justice system

The more the media digs into the fatal hit-and-run involving Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, the more we see ugly twists and turns, especially as some state authorities are trying to get the wealthy man off the hook.

1 Aug 2020 46
Boss saga a critical test for justice system
18 Jul 2020

Resignations a reality check for Prayut

The resignation of Uttama Savanayana from the finance portfolio and the team under Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak from the party and the cabinet is a sign of cracks appearing in the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP).

18 Jul 2020 16
Resignations a reality check for Prayut
4 Jul 2020

'Care' already being taken for next poll

The emergence of Care, a new political group in the political arena under a Pheu Thai breakaway faction, gives a strong impression that politicians are gearing up for the next election.

4 Jul 2020 33
'Care' already being taken for next poll
20 Jun 2020

A reshuffle must be in the public interest

Even if Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha makes it loud and clear he does not want to reshuffle the cabinet, the ongoing political turbulence will likely force him to rejig the portfolios, and that will likely occur very soon. Observers believe it could happen within a month.

20 Jun 2020 22
A reshuffle must be in the public interest
6 Jun 2020

Prawit push in PPRP war could backfire

The power struggle within the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) is an attestation to how politicians are stuck in "old politics", with factions fighting one another, amassing personal gain, as well as gaining access to cabinet positions.

6 Jun 2020 56
Prawit push in PPRP war could backfire
23 May 2020

Remote learning chaos highlights divide

The commotion surrounding this week's online classroom "trial" launch attests to the glaring educational disparity gap in the country.

23 May 2020 14
Remote learning chaos highlights divide
9 May 2020

Keep guard up against virus rebound

The country has started the countdown for the second round of easing and reopening, with the initial date set for May 17, though conditions do apply. Indeed, we will probably know within the next five days if the much-anticipated relaxation, with greater freedom of movement and various business and trade reopenings, is possible.

9 May 2020 9
Keep guard up against virus rebound
25 Apr 2020

Forestalling second wave of Covid-19

If things go as planned, we will see parts of the country reopened in less than a week after the continuing diminution of coronavirus cases.

25 Apr 2020 12
Forestalling second wave of Covid-19
11 Apr 2020

Battle rages to cut coronavirus off at the pass

The steady decline of Covid-19 cases in recent weeks has raised hopes that the country may eventually curb the outbreak that has ravaged the world.

11 Apr 2020 18
28 Mar 2020

Covid-19 crisis brings out the empathy

As the Covid-19 virus continues whipping us with more infections, 1,136 cases at last count, a wave of empathy has surged in our society.

28 Mar 2020 19
Covid-19 crisis brings out the empathy