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OPINION

MFP's reforming spirit will live on

News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 22/07/2024

» Come what may on Aug 7, the opposition Move Forward Party (MFP) appears to be ready to face the axe from the Constitutional Court. The party could be dissolved and/or all 11 members of the executive committee barred from contesting elections for 10 years, as sought by the Election Commission.

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OPINION

Thaksin revels as backstage miscreant

News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 08/07/2024

» Out of the blue, the retired national police chief and leader of the Seriruamthai Party, Pol Gen Sereepisuth Temeeyaves, dropped a bombshell that put former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in the crosshairs.

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OPINION

Kingdom's top cops set poor example

News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 24/06/2024

» The handling of the bitter feud between two heavyweights of the Royal Thai Police, Torsak Sukivimol and Surachate Hakparn, aka Big Joke, by a prime minister-appointed committee led by Chatchai Promlert is typical of a Thai style of conflict resolution that reflects the "mai pen rai" and "forget about it" attitude, despite the core issue being the integrity and honesty of the two officers.

OPINION

Apocalypse won't happen tomorrow

News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 17/06/2024

» The unprecedented convergence of four major court cases tomorrow is causing widespread apprehension among quite a few people, particularly among stock investors, as political uncertainty is running high.

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Govt has a knack for self-sabotage

Oped, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 10/06/2024

» Behind the backdrop of a sluggish economy, Thailand is entering a new phase of political uncertainty that threatens to drive the government into turmoil and plunge the ailing economy into deeper trouble.

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OPINION

Senators send the 'old man' a warning

News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 27/05/2024

» It was a close call. Five against four was the vote by the nine Constitutional Court judges when they decided not to suspend Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin from performing his duties after they voted 6:3 to accept for consideration the petition of 40 senators demanding the removal of the prime minister for allegedly violating ethical standards in appointing Phichit Chuenban as PM's Office Minister.

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Who's directing behind the scenes?

News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 13/05/2024

» The speechwriter who wrote the speech delivered by Pheu Thai Party leader Paetongtarn Shinawatra at the party meeting on May 3 did a lousy job which consequently put her in hot water.

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OPINION

'Big Joke' awaits another miracle

News, Published on 29/04/2024

» Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn, widely known as Big Joke, is among a handful of officers whose meteoric rise in the force should lead them to being tapped as the next police commissioner-general. Pol Gen Surachate became a police general at about 40 years old but his career journey could be abruptly cut short.

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Clash of opinions

Oped, Postbag, Published on 03/04/2024

» Re: "Thaksin's influence no longer potent", (Opinion, April 1). I disagree with columnist Veera Prateepchaikul on two points. First, the convict Thaksin Shinawatra does remain influential: he powerfully taints every figure and institution that recklessly associates itself with him; that is a potent influence.

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Thaksin's influence no longer potent

News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 01/04/2024

» The return of Thaksin Shinawatra to Thailand continues to raise questions about the fairness of our justice system.