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Surasak Glahan

Deputy Op-ed Editor

Surasak Glahan is deputy op-ed pages editor, Bangkok Post.

Surasak Glahan
26 Mar 2020

Govt must focus on virus, not information

The chilling reality is the invocation of the Emergency Decree is regularly misused by the authorities to curb freedom of speech and free flow of information.

26 Mar 2020 59
Govt must focus on virus, not information
12 Mar 2020

Thai-style rule by law lands new blow

With the Election Commission (EC)’s decision on Tuesday to pursue criminal charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit over a much-disputed media share transfer case, many observers may have stopped questioning how Thailand’s law-enforcement system could have come this far, and started wondering whether the worst of things is yet to come.

12 Mar 2020 57
Thai-style rule by law lands new blow
6 Feb 2020

Political nitpicking stymies our progress

If the Constitutional Court rules on Friday that the 2020 budget bill is invalid, let's not blame the delay in budget disbursement on proxy voting by a tiny number of MPs.

6 Feb 2020 27
Political nitpicking stymies our progress
20 Jan 2020

Demonisation of FFP looks so familiar

As Vietnam has emerged as a Southeast Asian winner of the US-Sino trade war, Thailand's economic downturn is expected to worsen this year.

20 Jan 2020 29
Demonisation of FFP looks so familiar
21 Nov 2019

Thanathorn guilty, but motive in doubt

It's official. Rising star opposition politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has been disqualified as a party-list MP.

21 Nov 2019 71
Thanathorn guilty, but motive in doubt
14 Nov 2019

Hun Sen learns how to fake democracy

Cambodia may avoid trade sanctions from the EU and US if its government has learnt the art of faking a return to democracy and rule of law from Thailand, which has done its neighbour a huge favour by barring entry to its exiled opposition leaders.

14 Nov 2019 20
Hun Sen learns how to fake democracy
17 Oct 2019

Silly conspiracy theories fall flat with young folk

The latest attempt to try to find fault with Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is not only misplaced, but very silly.

17 Oct 2019 69
Silly conspiracy theories fall flat with young folk
10 Oct 2019

Integrity vital as our system falters

In recent months, questionable logic in the justice process involving certain political cases has raised many eyebrows -- as many as were raised by the Election Commission's ruling that helped the first runner-up party form and lead a government after the March election.

10 Oct 2019 16
3 Oct 2019

Tackling Asean's corporate cronyism

Many Southeast Asian countries have been breeding grounds for unchecked and unregulated relations between government and big conglomerates.

3 Oct 2019 4
Tackling Asean's corporate cronyism
9 Jun 2019

Political purge all in the name of law

What's next for Thailand after things went according to (the military regime's) plan, with junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha as our prime minister?

9 Jun 2019 25
Political purge all in the name of law