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Wasant Techawongtham

Freelance Reporter

Freelance Reporter and Managing Editor of Milky Way Press.

Wasant Techawongtham
8 Feb 2020

A land being strangled by uniformity

A few days ago, a twitter user posted a photo of a pile of socks in the grounds of a school. The socks had allegedly failed to meet a school regulation requiring they be all-white.

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A land being strangled by uniformity
25 Jan 2020

Haze crisis a symptom of state of failures

The current air pollution crisis is just one of many symptoms of a system going haywire. The pollution crisis has been an annual occurrence for the past several years. Every dry season, we brace ourselves for the onslaught of toxic smog caused by exhaust fumes, construction dust, forest fires, and fires deliberately set on pre- or post-harvest fields.

25 Jan 2020 34
Haze crisis a symptom of state of failures
11 Jan 2020

Bushfires augur irreparable catastrophe

Except for the US-Iran conflict, no other current news is arguably more riveting than the bushfires that have been ravaging Australia since September last year.

11 Jan 2020 10
Bushfires augur irreparable catastrophe
14 Dec 2019

Government's 'theatre of the absurd'

Since the generals shed their military garb and donned civilian suits, political developments have gone from bad to worse and even into the arena of the absurd.

14 Dec 2019 75
Government's 'theatre of the absurd'
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.

30 Nov 2019 4
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 101
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.

19 Oct 2019 31
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?