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  • OPINION

    Don't make Thailand a laughing stock

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 09/05/2014

    » The Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) seems under the delusion it is a super special governmental agency which is not bound by the Constitutional Court’s decisions, unlike all other governmental agencies, the parliament and the cabinet.

  • OPINION

    Sweet vindication as Thawil retakes NSC reins

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 29/04/2014

    » Finally, Thawil Pliensri has his job back as secretary-general of the the National Security Council (NSC) – exactly 52 days after the Supreme Administrative Court upheld the lower court’s ruling for his reinstatement retroactively to Sept 30, 2011.

  • OPINION

    Showdown? It's just window-dressing

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 18/02/2014

    » The stage was supposedly set for a major showdown on Tuesday. What was not clear was whether it would be a make-or-break confrontation, or just another show of force by the two opposing forces, the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) and the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).

  • OPINION

    Threat to shut down Aerothai a mile too far

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 14/01/2014

    » The People’s Democratic Reform Committee and its militant wing, the Network of Students and People for the Reform of Thailand, appear to be emboldened by their latest move, Operation Bangkok Shutdown, which has succeeded in seizing seven major traffic choke points without any resistance from the police.

  • OPINION

    Rare act of decency, honesty

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 03/01/2014

    » Finally, there is a police officer who is decent and courageous enough to tell the people the truth about the "men in black" on the rooftop of the Ministry of Labour and the so-called "fake" policemen who violently smashed the windows of a pickup truck in front of the Thai-Japanese stadium in Din Daeng on Dec 26.

  • OPINION

    We can't afford another political crisis

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 06/08/2013

    » The war drums have been sounded by both the pro- and anti-Thaksin camps ahead of the parliamentary debate starting Wednesday on the contentious amnesty bill and, probably, the even more explosive reconciliation bill, which would absolve all wrongdoers in political conflicts, including the Man in Dubai

  • OPINION

    Going global, for the wrong reasons

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 28/05/2013

    » Civic society groups in Thailand have been doing it for so many years – internationalising local conflicts involving the government so that, hopefully, external pressure will be brought upon the government to resolve the issue.

  • OPINION

    Army, NSC miles apart on peace talks

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 15/03/2013

    » There is a clear lack of unity between the army and the National Security Council (NSC) on two key issues relating to the first formal peace talk between the government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) separatist organisation scheduled in Kuala Lumpur on March 28.

  • OPINION

    Caution needed in far South

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 14/02/2013

    » There is good cause for many of us to feel proud of, and to commend, the marines at a make-shift base in a rubber plantaion in Narathiwat’s Bacho district who fought off the major onslaught by well-armed Islamist insurgents early Wednesday morning.

  • THAILAND

    Highlights of the Week

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 02/11/2012

    » Led by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the 23 new cabinet appointees were sworn in before His Majesty the King at Siriraj Hospital on Thursday and a special meeting of the cabinet scheduled for today, Friday.

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