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Wasant Techawongtham

Freelance Reporter

Freelance Reporter and Managing Editor of Milky Way Press.

Wasant Techawongtham
5 Sep 2020

'Legal war' on dissenters destined to fail

When Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha visited Rayong in mid-July to lend moral support to its residents following a coronavirus scare, the security detail around him was, as usual, tight.

5 Sep 2020 32
'Legal war' on dissenters destined to fail
22 Aug 2020

Flash-mob sparks that lit the firestorm

Last Sunday's demonstration at Democracy Monument has shown that the youth movement has become a force to be reckoned with.

22 Aug 2020 64
Flash-mob sparks that lit the firestorm
8 Aug 2020

'Boss' case decision-makers must tell all

Watching the developments in the hit-and-run saga involving the Krathing Daeng scion is like watching a B-grade mystery movie.

8 Aug 2020 33
'Boss' case decision-makers must tell all
25 Jul 2020

Dubious reasons for extending decree

As expected, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to extend the state of emergency for another month in response to the recommendation of its sub-committee on national security.

25 Jul 2020 23
Dubious reasons for extending decree
11 Jul 2020

Pupils held hostage in Trump's games

My daughter Sai completed her 14-day quarantine yesterday.

11 Jul 2020 35
Pupils held hostage in Trump's games
27 Jun 2020

Army stuck protecting and serving itself

In news photos, Thanet Anantawong was dwarfed by soldiers who surrounded him. The diminutive man was 25 years old when the arms of the military snatched him for saying bad things about them.

27 Jun 2020 46
Army stuck protecting and serving itself
30 May 2020

Is the cost of Covid 'victory' too great?

It is probably safe to say that Thailand has emerged victorious in the fight against the novel coronavirus infection with fewer casualties than expected.

30 May 2020 25
Is the cost of Covid 'victory' too great?
16 May 2020

Keep govt out of 'Happiness Cupboards'

A "drama" has been playing out on social media surrounding a well-intentioned, popularly initiated scheme to help the poor. But it could do more for Thai society than meets the eye.

16 May 2020 9
Keep govt out of 'Happiness Cupboards'
2 May 2020

The politicisation of crisis and suicide

Suicide has become a hot-button issue after a group of researchers recently released a report on the impact of Covid-19 on the urban poor.

2 May 2020 30
The politicisation of crisis and suicide
18 Apr 2020

The best in us, the bureaucratic worst

The past week has been dominated by news of the government's bungling of its cash relief programme for those affected by the Covid-19 infection.

18 Apr 2020 2
The best in us, the bureaucratic worst