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    Top cop proves Premchai a protected species

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 12/03/2018

    » It came as little surprise that deputy national police chief Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul has been viewed as a villain by the same group of people who despise and curse the Italian-Thai Development Plc boss Premchai Karnasuta for his illegal hunting trip in Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary, which resulted in the killing of several protected wildlife species, in particular a rare leopard.


    Too many cover-ups in the Land of Smiles

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 26/02/2018

    » The past week was dramatic for three unusual events -- the truck bashing with an axe by a very frustrated woman, the shocking inexplicable rejection of all seven final candidates for the Election Commission by the National Legislative Assembly, and the abrupt transfer of the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and his deputy over the plundering of funds for the destitute by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.


    Poaching probe shows signs of slippage

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 12/02/2018

    » I pity the Indochinese black leopard killed at the Thungyai Naresuan World Heritage site. Also, my regrets to its partner — another black cat which in this case survived the cruel hunters.


    Hunting scandal summons ghosts of past

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 07/02/2018

    » The suspected illegal hunting in the World Heritage Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province, in which the president of the construction giant Italian-Thai Development (ITD), Premchai Karnasuta, was arrested on Sunday night and accused of being a member of the hunting party, reminds me of a similar incident 45 years ago in the same forest.


    Prawit's offer less generous than it seems

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 05/02/2018

    » When the embattled deputy prime minister, Gen Prawit Wongsuwon, told a group of military affairs reporters at the Ministry of Defence last Wednesday that he was ready to resign "if the people do not want me", I was hesitant to welcome his move or shower him with praise for acting as a role model for our politicians and public figures about what they should do when caught in the middle of a scandal.


    Mirror, mirror who's the fairest PM of all?

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 22/01/2018

    » Bangkok Poll, of the research centre of Bangkok University, reported over the weekend that the popularity rating of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dropped to 36.8% from the 52.8% recorded in its opinion survey conducted in May last year.


    Regime's best-laid plans still subject to folly

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 15/01/2018

    » Was Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon really serious when he issued a stern warning to officials of the Foreign Ministry, the Office of the Attorney-General and police that they could face malfeasance in office charges under the Criminal Code if they do not try hard enough to have fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra sent back home to face the music?


    PM says he's a politician − no surprise there

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 08/01/2018

    » Finally, last week, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha halfheartedly admitted, for the first time since he took over the government's administration more than three years ago, that he is a politician, but not without reminding all of us that he is not just any politician -- but a politician who used to be a soldier.


    Korn shows how Sansern flunked test

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd appears to have shot himself in the mouth -- once again.


    Military mindset will be tough nut to crack

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 27/11/2017

    » The way the military -- from Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsowon down to the Phramongkutklao Hospital and the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School (Afaps) -- has been handling the suspicious death of Pakapong Tanyakan, a freshman of the school, not only leaves much to be desired, but leaves the military establishment bruised.

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