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Paritta Wangkiat

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Paritta Wangkiat is a Bangkok Post columnist.

Paritta Wangkiat
13 Sep 2021

Online learning falls short in Covid era

Over one and a half years, millions of Thai students have been forced to forsake their physical classroom, schools, friends, and playground, to study in virtual classes conducted through online platforms.

13 Sep 2021 31
Online learning falls short in Covid era
30 Aug 2021

Police should learn from torture saga

The outrage committed by seven police at Nakhon Sawan Muang police station, in which they are accused of torturing and killing a drug suspect under their custody, would have disappeared unless a grisly video clip of the deed was exposed on social media.

30 Aug 2021 57
Police should learn from torture saga
26 Aug 2021

Beware the 'third hand' in Thai conflict

The use of live ammunition against protesters demanding the resignation of the Prayut Chan-o-cha government is an ominous sign that the protests will escalate into prolonged bloodletting.

26 Aug 2021 57
2 Aug 2021

Shooting messengers won't solve crisis

Thailand is doing better than other countries in curbing the Covid-19 pandemic. We have several thousand cases and more than 100 deaths a day. But the government led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha can handle the situation effectively, and you all can trust his dream team. Everyone can easily access testing and vaccines. No one dies on the street. No one is left behind in a severe health condition.

2 Aug 2021 59
Shooting messengers won't solve crisis
19 Jul 2021

Covid self-testing came way too late

Since last week, Covid-19 antigen test kits have become available in chemists nationwide.

19 Jul 2021 24
Covid self-testing came way too late
5 Jul 2021

Public trust in govt is quickly eroding

The Covid-19 pandemic chaos has worsened in Bangkok and its vicinity in the past week. With the rise of cases, the arrival of new variants, dubious vaccine deliveries and a lack of hospital ICU beds, people are becoming more infuriated about how the government is handling the Covid situation.

5 Jul 2021 55
Public trust in govt is quickly eroding
16 Jun 2021

Govt must rethink Covid recovery plan

The House of Representatives' recent passing of a controversial loan decree should make the Thai government rethink its post-coronavirus recovery plan.

16 Jun 2021 29
Govt must rethink Covid recovery plan
24 May 2021

User-unfriendly Mor Prom app a flop

Two months ago, the Public Health Ministry announced an ambitious plan to use "Mor Prom," a Line account and mobile application to manage Covid vaccine registrations. Mor Prom is not just another mobile app. The ministry is reported to have adopted artificial intelligence (AI) technology to assist in Covid vaccine registration, dubbed to be the largest mass vaccination in Thai history, to be smooth and seamless.

24 May 2021 48
User-unfriendly Mor Prom app a flop
17 May 2021

Boost opportunities, not handouts

By every standard, Oui is a quintessentially street smart and hardworking Klong Toey resident. She was born in a shanty of the Klong Toey slum -- known as the first slum in the capital.

17 May 2021 4
Boost opportunities, not handouts
3 May 2021

'Penguin' dares to dream of better things

I have met political activist Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak twice in my career as a journalist. The first was five years ago when Parit was a precocious high school student at Triam Udom Suksa, a well-known high school in Bangkok. At that time, he had launched a campaign against the Thai education system that teaches students to be submissive.

3 May 2021 70
'Penguin' dares to dream of better things