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Wasant Techawongtham

Freelance Reporter

Freelance Reporter and Managing Editor of Milky Way Press.

Wasant Techawongtham
28 Nov 2020

Woeful govt incapable of solving crisis

So, the Prayut Chan-o-cha regime is resorting to slapping the lese majeste law against protesters again. Up to 14 protest leaders have so far been summoned to answer charges.

28 Nov 2020 117
Woeful govt incapable of solving crisis
14 Nov 2020

A more unequal society than ever before

In 1982 a major Swiss bank listed Thailand as the most unequal in the world, ahead of Russia and India. In fact, for the past several years, Thailand has been rated by various institutions as one of the most unequal countries.

14 Nov 2020 42
A more unequal society than ever before
31 Oct 2020

Kids expose the cracks behind the smiles

The situation in Thailand today is reminiscent of what happened in the US in the 1960s and 70s. It was a time of tumult and young people were in revolt.

31 Oct 2020 45
Kids expose the cracks behind the smiles
17 Oct 2020

'Critical' state of emergency not justified

Words can hardly express my sense of outrage and dismay at the use of overwhelming force to disperse peaceful protesters early on Thursday morning.

17 Oct 2020 96
'Critical' state of emergency not justified
3 Oct 2020

Class beatings symptom of ill system

Abuse in schools? That's an old story.

3 Oct 2020 42
Class beatings symptom of ill system
19 Sep 2020

Like it or not, wind of change is coming

All eyes are on the big event this afternoon at Thammasat University.

19 Sep 2020 63
Like it or not, wind of change is coming
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