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Pornchai Sereemongkonpol

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Email : pornchais@bangkokpost.co.th

Pornchai Sereemongkonpol
25 Sep 2020

Caught in the Act?

Have you ever been caught doing something you shouldn't do in your workplace?

25 Sep 2020
Caught in the Act?
18 Sep 2020

There is such thing as a stupid question

They say there is no such thing as a stupid question. Idiomatically speaking, this adage may be true but, for Thai textbooks, there may be some, in a literal sense.

18 Sep 2020 2
There is such thing as a stupid question
11 Sep 2020

Superstitious fad

Remember the look thep (child god) dolls back in 2016? Forget about them because there's a new kid many Thais are worshipping.

11 Sep 2020 20
Superstitious fad
4 Sep 2020

If Thai politics were good... part 2

#IfThaiPoliticsWereGood returned as a trending hashtag on Twitter earlier this week. The heavy rain may help give it a boost as people have taken to it to air grievances about the status quo, paint an ideal picture of Thailand and even made light of Thai politics. Here are a few memorable ones for your entertainment (and commiseration).

4 Sep 2020
If Thai politics were good... part 2
28 Aug 2020

Baht Better Spent

On Monday, the Royal Thai Navy defended its controversial purchase of two Chinese submarines at a humungous price tag of B22.5 billion (that's 11-digits, if you're wondering). The purchase incited online backlash for its inopportune timing, given the severe impact of Covid-19 on the economy. Not to mention, speculation of good ole corruption synonymous with a procurement project.

28 Aug 2020 3
Baht Better Spent
14 Aug 2020

Discrimination, Locally Spread

Covid-19 has a curious and puzzling side effect, namely ­flagrant discrimination against foreigners who live in Thailand.

14 Aug 2020 21
Discrimination, Locally Spread
7 Aug 2020

#Let'sEndThese InOurGeneration

Inspired by the most known hashtag accompanying the ongoing student-led protests against the government of Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, let's think of other things that should be ended in our generation, besides the cycle of coup d'etat and dictatorship.

7 Aug 2020 36
#Let'sEndThese InOurGeneration
31 Jul 2020

#ProtestIdeas

Accompanying the student-led protests against the government that continue to spread in many provinces, are new hashtags. #ไอเดียออกม๊อบ (unofficially translates to #IdeasForMob) is the latest one that has caught my eyes. Thai twitter users use the hashtag to come up with ways to make the protest more fun and interesting. Leave it to Thais to find lighter sides of things. Here are a few examples. g

31 Jul 2020 1
#ProtestIdeas
27 Jul 2020

Will Si Quey rest?

I grew up hearing adults use Si Quey as a boogeyman whenever I misbehaved.

27 Jul 2020 8
24 Jul 2020

If Thai Politics Were Good...

A new round of student-led protests against the government erupted last Saturday in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. They demanded the dissolution of parliament, no harassment of government critics and amendments to the military-written Constitution, which they deem to secure premiership for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in elections last March. They gave the government two weeks to respond or else they would ramp up their protests.

24 Jul 2020