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Sanitsuda Ekachai

Former editorial pages editor

Sanitsuda Ekachai is former editorial pages editor, Bangkok Post.

Sanitsuda Ekachai
30 Oct 2019

Temples no longer safe for children

News about monks' sexual misconduct has become so frequent that it no longer shocks. But the latest scandal involving a rapist, paedophile monk makes my blood boil.

30 Oct 2019 55
Temples no longer safe for children
9 Oct 2019

Indigenous people hold climate key

Tackle the climate crisis. Support indigenous rights. When religious and spiritual leaders from all major traditions begin to make these demands, we should listen. Not out of respect. But for our own survival.

9 Oct 2019 11
Indigenous people hold climate key
9 Sep 2019

Billy's death should not be in vain

Last week, the mystery was over.

9 Sep 2019 23
Billy's death should not be in vain
13 Aug 2019

Forest peoples key to climate solutions

With Greenland's ice sheet now melting at a rate of up to 4.4 million swimming pools per day, Bangkok could be submerged under water much sooner than we had thought.

13 Aug 2019 26
Forest peoples key to climate solutions
17 Jul 2019

More violence ahead for forest poor

Now that the junta has revoked its draconian order on nationwide forest evictions, will life for the 10-million-strong people who live in national forests be more secure? The answer is no.

17 Jul 2019 8
More violence ahead for forest poor
9 Jul 2019

Old politics no answer to climate change

Despite all-out support from the machinery of the state and the old powers, it took three months for the Prayut regime to form a government because of political infighting, raising the question of how long it will last.

9 Jul 2019 35
Old politics no answer to climate change
13 Jun 2019

Calls for blood must be nipped in bud

What began as a silly spat between female politicians in opposite camps may not turn out pretty judging from louder calls for blood from right-wing, ultra-royalists.

13 Jun 2019 36
Calls for blood must be nipped in bud
10 Jun 2019

Why violence persists in our forests

In the corridors of power, as female politicians in opposite camps were wrangling over what-you-should-wear for their first day in the parliament, some 350 kilometres from Bangkok, 61-year-old peasant Sinuan Pasang was thrown into jail for trying to protect her land.

10 Jun 2019 16
Why violence persists in our forests
29 Apr 2019

Perpetuating sexism through prayers

Is it possible that women's lower status in Thai society has something to do with the way we Thai Buddhists pray?

29 Apr 2019 13
Perpetuating sexism through prayers
25 Apr 2019

Scapegoating not a solution to haze

Despite feeling bitter from being arrested and falsely condemned as an arsonist, 56-year-old Boonpan Saenkhammuen went back to fight the raging fires on Doi Luang Mountain in Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary the next day.

25 Apr 2019 9