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Wasant Techawongtham

Freelance Reporter

Freelance Reporter and Managing Editor of Milky Way Press.

Wasant Techawongtham
30 Nov 2019

Mekong 'cash machine' needs an overhaul

Just over a week ago, many people in Thailand, particularly those in highrises, were thrown into panic when their buildings were swaying. They didn't know at the time that a strong earthquake had just hit inside Lao borders near Nan's district of Chaloem Phrakiat.

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16 Nov 2019

Thais need to change shameful driving attitudes

A viral video seen earlier this week has sparked debates about Thais' lack of road discipline yet again.

16 Nov 2019 99
Thais need to change shameful driving attitudes
2 Nov 2019

Unusual couple blazes a trail for rights

Sai and Luther left Thailand on Thursday for the US where Sai will enrol in an intensive course of life skills training for the blind before going on to graduate school.

2 Nov 2019 1
Unusual couple blazes a trail for rights
19 Oct 2019

Future Forward Party makes fearless stand for principles

The Future Forward Party's (FFP) decision to vote against the executive decree to place two important military units under royal command represented a huge risk.

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Future Forward Party makes fearless stand for principles
5 Oct 2019

The girl who could just save the world

She is 16 years old and small in stature. But when she speaks, her words have the power to command the attention of world leaders. She has a way of putting them together that turns complex issues into plain, hard truths that pack a powerful punch.

5 Oct 2019 35
The girl who could just save the world
21 Sep 2019

Fuzzy logic doing a disservice to nation?

I'm no legal expert, so I may not fully comprehend the legalese language of many court rulings, some of which just go right over my head, not because of the language itself but the logic within them.

21 Sep 2019 45
Fuzzy logic doing a disservice to nation?
7 Sep 2019

Charter court faces 'contempt' dilemma

On Aug 28, Assoc Prof Kovit Wongsurawat received a letter from the Office of the Constitutional Court summoning him to meet the office's secretary-general over an "inappropriate" tweet.

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Charter court faces 'contempt' dilemma
24 Aug 2019

Culture of apathy must be rooted out

Earlier this week, a one-minute video clip widely shared on Facebook showed a woman in university student uniform standing at a bus stop blocking the path of two motorcycles while waving them off the pavement.

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Culture of apathy must be rooted out
27 Jul 2019

The girl and her dog making gains for the disabled

A Facebook page has gone viral. In just two weeks, the number of its followers has gone from 300 to over 90,000.

27 Jul 2019 6
13 Jul 2019

'Proper' dress can't mask wider failings

What's in a dress? Does what one wears demonstrate one's ability and goodness?

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'Proper' dress can't mask wider failings