Columnnist

Umesh Pandey

Bangkok Post Editor

Umesh Pandey is Editor, Bangkok Post.

Umesh Pandey
13 May 2018

Off with a bang

Anwar Ibrahim should resist a royal pardon, following the examples of many great leaders who have served cooked-up sentences and later turned out to be statesmen.

13 May 2018 16
Off with a bang
11 May 2018

Shining example

The outpouring of the voters of Malaysia, showing their frustration and voting out the government they believed was massively corrupt, is a path for other nations to follow.

11 May 2018 22
Shining example
6 May 2018

Civil rights gets a boost

No thinks that the LGBTI community is oppressed like by the neighbours but giving them equal rights close to those of heterosexual couples could land votes for regime.

6 May 2018 5
Civil rights gets a boost
29 Apr 2018

From invincible to vulnerable

The Pheu Thai Party is in political trouble, as the military regime goes all jiu-jitsu, and uses the Thaksin-founded party's strength against it.

29 Apr 2018 15
From invincible to vulnerable
22 Apr 2018

Cannibal tactics

Instead of hoovering up their members and coercing small political parties to accept its ways, the military should help them adopt policies to help the poor.

22 Apr 2018 16
Cannibal tactics
8 Apr 2018

Man at the helm

For four years we have heard Gen Prayut does not enjoy being prime minister but was arm-twisted to save the country - but now he wants to stay in power.

8 Apr 2018 27
Man at the helm
1 Apr 2018

The coming failure

The military regime has had more time than an elected government to make a difference but has procrastinated and even given Thaksin an advantage.

1 Apr 2018 38
The coming failure
25 Mar 2018

The going gets tough

The political parties get going this week with a meeting to try to get the ban on politics lifted, amidst general distaste over the junta's squashing public discussion.

25 Mar 2018 10
The going gets tough
18 Mar 2018

The new breed

The introduction of the Anakhot Mai (Future Forward) Party is a wakeup call to the older parties - controlled by older people.

18 Mar 2018 24
The new breed
4 Mar 2018

Money over passengers

Airports of Thailand is forgetting that more shops and eateries get profits, but not the one thing it wants for Suvarnabhumi - the title of 'best airport'.

4 Mar 2018 25
Money over passengers