Columnnist

Wasant Techawongtham

Freelance Reporter

Freelance Reporter and Managing Editor of Milky Way Press.

Wasant Techawongtham
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
20 Mar 2021

Will city's pavement madness ever end?

Navigating Bangkok's pavements is like walking in a mine field or an obstacle course. But everybody who has ever travelled in the city on foot knows that.

20 Mar 2021 39
Will city's pavement madness ever end?
6 Mar 2021

Dark clouds hover as political heat rises

Three members of the cabinet and several others were given jail sentences last week for their roles in toppling the Yingluck Shinawatra government.

6 Mar 2021 37
Dark clouds hover as political heat rises
20 Feb 2021

Fairer welfare threatens the status quo

Early this week, Krungthai Bank branches throughout the country were swarmed by large mobs of people wanting to register for the Rao Chana assistance programme.

20 Feb 2021 22
Fairer welfare threatens the status quo
23 Jan 2021

Online learning prompts error message

Since the second Covid-19 outbreak began, the government under ex-junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha has been bumbling its way trying to find the right mix of solutions.

23 Jan 2021 11
Online learning prompts error message
9 Jan 2021

The smallest of things can destroy us

There were no celebrations during the New Year holidays, at least not like the ones we have had in previous years. The coronavirus has disrupted what used to be a festive season and life in general.

9 Jan 2021 16
The smallest of things can destroy us