Columnnist

Paritta Wangkiat

Columnist

Paritta Wangkiat is a Bangkok Post columnist.

Paritta Wangkiat
17 Jan 2022

New narrative needed on getting rich

Tips on how to get rich and succeed in business, if not in life itself, are rife in Thai social media, such advice having already occupied bestseller lists in local bookstores for years.

17 Jan 2022 24
New narrative needed on getting rich
6 Dec 2021

LGBTQ law change is an inevitability

The release of the Constitutional Court's full written verdict on same-sex marriage spells a rough path ahead for the campaign to ensure equal gender rights for all.

6 Dec 2021 23
LGBTQ law change is an inevitability
8 Nov 2021

Constructive dialogue on S112 needed

Amid a series of youth protests calling for monarchy reform, one thing I learnt is that what has been lacking is a space for a constructive discussion -- a platform where people, either royalists, proponents of monarchy reform or those with neutral ideas, can have a healthy debate, without being in fear of violating the lese majeste law, or being criticised by left or right political wings that seem to have become more radicalised and lacking in tolerance to differing views.

8 Nov 2021
Constructive dialogue on S112 needed
25 Oct 2021

Embracing COP26 climate challenge

Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will be one of the priority discussions at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) started next week in Glasgow.

25 Oct 2021 20
Embracing COP26 climate challenge
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