Deputy Op-ed Editor
Surasak Glahan is deputy op-ed pages editor, Bangkok Post.
Virus crisis reveals skeletons in our closet
It was a desperate call for help. About 100 people gathered at the Finance Ministry on Tuesday and demanded the minister tell them why they were denied the 5,000-baht cash handout the government has granted to informal workers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanathorn guilty, but motive in doubt
It's official. Rising star opposition politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has been disqualified as a party-list MP.
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.
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.
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.
Tackling Asean's corporate cronyism
Many Southeast Asian countries have been breeding grounds for unchecked and unregulated relations between government and big conglomerates.