Columnnist

Wasant Techawongtham

Freelance Reporter

Freelance Reporter and Managing Editor of Milky Way Press.

Wasant Techawongtham
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 8
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
4 Apr 2020

Pandemic offers chance for real change

Seeing how Covid-19 has transformed the way we live, it's tempting to say life will not go back to the way it was after this is all over.

4 Apr 2020 8
Pandemic offers chance for real change
21 Mar 2020

Waiting for disasters is a risky game

They say every cloud has a silver lining. So, does the pandemic that is wreaking havoc across the globe have one too?

21 Mar 2020 13
Waiting for disasters is a risky game
7 Mar 2020

Students rebelling against a bleak future

Youth is always a conundrum for adults. That is odd, since all adults were once youths themselves.

7 Mar 2020 53
Students rebelling against a bleak future
22 Feb 2020

Unequal justice system favours conflict

On June 28 last year, four men stepped off two motorcycles near an intersection in the Bangkok suburb of Min Buri. They approached a young man in a white shirt with baseball bats in hand and began to beat him, leaving him with severe injuries, before speeding off on their vehicles.

22 Feb 2020 23
Unequal justice system favours conflict