Columnnist

Wasant Techawongtham

Freelance Reporter

Freelance Reporter and Managing Editor of Milky Way Press.

Wasant Techawongtham
22 Jan 2022

Our bloated bureaucracy bodes only ill

The government has grown ever larger over the past decade. The fact would be hailed as positive news if the affairs of governance were a private enterprise.

22 Jan 2022 23
Our bloated bureaucracy bodes only ill
11 Dec 2021

Wild Wild Web's pandemic of lies needs a vaccine

We have all encountered false information spread on the internet before.

11 Dec 2021 38
27 Nov 2021

Liberal immigration policies needed

An ageing population and low birth rate are twin social issues facing many nations.

27 Nov 2021 29
Liberal immigration policies needed
30 Oct 2021

Govt ill-prepared to tackle climate woes

One and a half hour's drive from Bangkok is Bang Ban district of Ayutthaya. Here, most of the rice fields and entire villages have been under water for the past couple of months.

30 Oct 2021 46
Govt ill-prepared to tackle climate woes
2 Oct 2021

Kids' books offer hope against tyranny

I just ordered a set of children's books on Wednesday. No, they are not for my children, both of whom are grown-up, although the publisher says they are suitable for people between 5 and 112 years old.

2 Oct 2021 90
Kids' books offer hope against tyranny
4 Sep 2021

Police power must belong to the people

The case of a police officer brutally torturing a drug suspect, that has gone viral in a leaked video clip, is just an infected sore that happened to burst in public.

4 Sep 2021 69
21 Aug 2021

'Wall' against protesters doomed to fall

We're inching toward the day of reckoning, so it seems. Everyday there's a battle, and the Din Daeng Triangle is the battle ground. At least for the past several days.

21 Aug 2021 48
12 Jun 2021

Does govt fear 'fake news', or the truth?

Fake news is the virus of the internet. It grabs your attention and you tend to share it among your circle of friends, and some of your friends will do the same. Before long, it goes viral.

12 Jun 2021 67
Does govt fear 'fake news', or the truth?
15 May 2021

Covid heat building up for government

The explosive spread of Covid-19 in Bangkok's prisons came to light only a few days ago. It was the latest indication of what has gone wrong with the government's latest handlings of the pandemic.

15 May 2021 80
Covid heat building up for government
1 May 2021

Jailed activists put justice system to test

A request for bail for pro-democracy protesters languishing in jail was rejected for the ninth time on Thursday.

1 May 2021 30
Jailed activists put justice system to test