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  • OPINION

    Integrity vital as our system falters

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 10/10/2019

    » 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.

  • OPINION

    Tackling Asean's corporate cronyism

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 03/10/2019

    » Many Southeast Asian countries, particularly Thailand and Malaysia, have been breeding grounds for unchecked and unregulated relations between government and big conglomerates, which have kept a handful of crazy rich Asians increasingly wealthy and widened the income gap between them and the rest of the population.

  • OPINION

    Political purge all in the name of law

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 09/06/2019

    » 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?

  • OPINION

    Clone wars: FFP boss is not Thaksin 2.0

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 23/05/2019

    » The ongoing media shareholding case against Future Forward Party (FFP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit may not have come this far if he wasn't ultra rich and moderately successful. But his high net-worth and popularity makes him a clone of ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra in the eyes of the anti-Thaksin elite and conservative media, who seem to be on a crusade to stop Mr Thanathorn's rise.

  • OPINION

    Targeting FFP boss sets bad precedent

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 02/05/2019

    » Here we go again. Another seemingly excessive and dubious use of law to bring down the rising political star Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. The Election Commission (EC) has accused the Future Forward Party (FFP) leader of breaking the election law by failing to transfer his shares in V-Luck Media Co prior to running in the general election. If found guilty, he will be disqualified from serving in the Lower House.

  • OPINION

    Fanning flames of hate speech will end in tears

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 04/04/2019

    » In a press briefing that was staged to stress his intent to denounce hate speech, army chief Apirat Kongsompong on Tuesday actually fanned the flames of hatred against self-proclaimed "pro-democracy" political parties and their members.

  • OPINION

    Another poll, another missed opportunity

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 28/03/2019

    » With over a decade of political turmoil and almost five years under a military dictatorship, it comes as no surprise that Thailand is no longer the front-running economic powerhouse in Southeast Asia. The country's economic growth has been much lower than that of Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.

  • OPINION

    Political cases may bode ill for democracy

    Oped, Surasak Glahan, Published on 28/02/2019

    » The uniquely Thai way of sabotaging popular political parties and their leaders with surprising ease yielded further progress yesterday, as the fate of the executives at the helm of the Future Forward Party (FFP) and Thai Raksa Chart Party (TRC) were left hanging in the balance.

  • OPINION

    Justice system still shackled by politics

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 07/02/2019

    » Has Thailand been caught between a rock and a hard place over the extradition case of detained Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who holds refugee status in Australia but is wanted by Bahrain for alleged vandalism?

  • OPINION

    Kids not taught about horrific history

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 31/01/2019

    » The 19-year-old BNK48 singer, Pichayapa "Namsai" Natha, could not have been the only one who was unintentionally insensitive to the World War II holocaust when she wore a T-shirt featuring a Nazi flag with a swastika during a rehearsal last Friday.

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