Former features writer
Ariane Sutthavong is a former features writer for the Bangkok Post.
The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) made headlines last month owing to more than one reason. Even before (appointed) Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang articulated his irking comments -- by which he made it known to the world that he would like to see the art centre turned into a co-working space packed with chairs -- critics and defenders of the BACC's management were already arguing on social media.
As of late, the construction company Italian-Thai has made headlines due to the illegal wildlife hunting activities of its president Premchai Karnasuta and the now -- sadly -- iconic panther he slayed. While Premchai is a threat to Thailand's fauna, it appears the company itself is no friend to flora, either.
As the year draws to a close, I'd like to think it's time for a little assessment. This year has been hailed by many in the United States and in Europe as the year in which women "broke their silence". This belief was recently illustrated by Time's "Person Of The Year" cover, which features six women who spoke out against sexual harassment.