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Ploenpote Atthakor

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Ploenpote Atthakor is editorial pages editor, Bangkok Post.

Ploenpote Atthakor
04:30

Old solutions no answer to dust menace

When pressured by newshounds last week about another round of PM2.5 dust that has blanketed the capital city and some other provinces for several days in a row, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon answered, "The government has tackled it all along." Really?

04:30 13
Old solutions no answer to dust menace
21 Dec 2020

Outbreak highlights our complacency

We are seemingly paying a high price for Covid-19 complacency.

21 Dec 2020 19
Outbreak highlights our complacency
30 Nov 2020

Reckless actions endanger us all

As health authorities report a new infection case in Chiang Mai, the public has every reason to be terrified.

30 Nov 2020 24
18 Nov 2020

Of melody, monkeys and musician

Playing music for monkeys? Some people might not believe that there could be such an activity.

18 Nov 2020 4
Of melody, monkeys and musician
2 Nov 2020

Rise up against shallow patriotism

When a self-proclaimed patriot noticed a student did not stand up for the national anthem during a recent 6pm "flag down" ritual, she became so angry she hit the girl.

2 Nov 2020 22
26 Oct 2020

House session needs sincerity to succeed

Starting today, the parliament will play a crucial role in examining -- amid dimmed hopes -- possible solutions which would allow the country to peacefully exit the political stalemate.

26 Oct 2020 4
House session needs sincerity to succeed
15 Oct 2020

Both sides must give peace a chance

On Wednesday the country narrowly missed a confrontation -- quite possibly violent -- between groups of people with different stances when it comes to the monarchy. But there are no sighs of relief -- just yet.

15 Oct 2020 33
Both sides must give peace a chance
17 Aug 2020

Boss case shatters public confidence

If you start to feel a sense of relief that justice seems to be back on track in the shameful hit-and-run case involving Vorayuth Yoovidhya, after both prosecutors and police suddenly put the brakes on their attempts to free him, you may well have to think again.

17 Aug 2020 20
27 Jul 2020

'Boss' case the rule not the exception

Sooner rather than later, we will witness two major state agencies pointing the finger at each other over the infamous hit-and-run case involving Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, the Red Bull scion. The two agencies are none other than the Royal Thai Police and the Office of Attorney-General (OAG) which is in hot water for dropping a major charge against the man behind the steering wheel of the Ferrari that, in the wee hours of that fateful day on Sept 3, 2012, killed a police officer.

27 Jul 2020 24
'Boss' case the rule not the exception
11 Jul 2020

Preserve our heritage, don't leave it to rot

Recent news reports that a bust of Chao Phraya Kosathibodi (Kosa Pan), one of the first Siamese ambassadors, was "stolen" from its plinth on the Rue de Siam in the French city of Brest shocked cultural enthusiasts.

11 Jul 2020 13