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Chairith Yonpiam

Assistant news editor

Chairith Yonpiam is assistant news editor, Bangkok Post.

Chairith Yonpiam
13 Aug 2022

Good leaders always know when to quit

The political temperature is rising ahead of Aug 24 -- a date that will likely decide the fate of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's political career, as well as the country's future political landscape.

13 Aug 2022 38
Good leaders always know when to quit
30 Jul 2022

PM's debate 'win' may prove pointless

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha survived the no-confidence debate, albeit narrowly. Yet his victory in parliament, a result of cash handouts to minnow parties and heavy bargaining, doesn't necessarily mean he and his government have won the support of the public.

30 Jul 2022 8
PM's debate 'win' may prove pointless
16 Jul 2022

There's no hiding from Covid reality

Over the past several months, the government has tried to give the impression that the pandemic is under control and that the war against the coronavirus is almost over. But the reality is the opposite.

16 Jul 2022 11
There's no hiding from Covid reality
2 Jul 2022

Pheu Thai eyes riding red tide to victory

Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the youngest daughter of fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, is emerging as the leading candidate for the premiership to breathe new life into the Pheu Thai Party, according to recent polls by the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida).

2 Jul 2022 24
Pheu Thai eyes riding red tide to victory
18 Jun 2022

Censure debate just a bargaining tool

The Prayut Chan-o-cha government is bracing for a major challenge after the opposition bloc filed a motion for a censure debate on Wednesday.

18 Jun 2022 9
Censure debate just a bargaining tool
4 Jun 2022

Chadchart win: Nothing to do with luck

Chadchart Sittipunt's massive poll victory has sent political seismic waves not only to local but also to national politics.

4 Jun 2022 19
Chadchart win: Nothing to do with luck
21 May 2022

City polls set stage for general election

After a nine-year hiatus, Bangkok residents are more than eager to decide for themselves tomorrow who should be running the capital.

21 May 2022 16
City polls set stage for general election
7 May 2022

Testing times for the 'brothers-in-arms'

The political mercury is rising as the opposition bloc warms up for another challenge to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, this time in the form of a planned no-confidence motion.

7 May 2022 23
Testing times for the 'brothers-in-arms'
23 Apr 2022

Democrats' fate

With the sex scandal involving Prinn, formerly a rising star of the Democrats, coming to light, the country's oldest political party has plunged into an abyss.

23 Apr 2022 48
Democrats' fate
9 Apr 2022

Rambo plays lottery

The lottery drama involving Seksakol Atthawong could probably be nothing but a political manoeuvre targeting those on the opposite side of the political spectrum.

9 Apr 2022 21
Rambo plays lottery