Assistant news editor
Chairith Yonpiam is assistant news editor, Bangkok Post.
The outrageous cases of a rich cop linked to the torture and murder of a drug suspect and "Boss", the runaway lad from the Yoovidhya family, in the notorious hit-and-run saga attest to the fact that promises by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to revamp the police and justice system are nothing but a farce.
The harsh words by MC Chulcherm Yugala, a staunch royalist, against the Prayut Chan-o-cha government, denouncing its poor handling of the Covid-19 outbreak, have stunned political observers and supporters of the prime minister. Given his senior royal status, the prince's criticism has triggered wild speculation over a possible new prime minister endorsed by the palace.
With assurances from AstraZeneca and Siam Bioscience that 1.8 million Covid-19 vaccine doses will be delivered in time for Monday -- the planned date for the launch of the kingdom's mass inoculation campaign -- plus an additional six million doses by the end of the month, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government may feel it can breathe a sigh of relief.