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  • OPINION

    Prawit's rose-tinted view of police corruption

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 19/06/2017

    » Gen Prawit Wongsuwon, deputy prime minister in charge of security affairs, took sick leave for about two weeks in mid-May. But it seems he has been away in the twilight zone for much longer, as he is totally in the dark about how some "lucrative" posts in the police force are traded.

  • OPINION

    Reality comes calling in the Krung Thai Bank case

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 31/08/2015

    » First of all, I would like to thank Banyong Pongpanich, CEO of Phatra Securities PCL, for sharing with us a piece of interesting information from a telephone conversation 14 years ago with a then deputy prime minister whom he did not name (maybe he knew there was no need to mention the name as we would be able to guess it).

  • OPINION

    Red-shirt hardliners show double-standard on graft

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 04/03/2014

    » Red-shirt hardliners seem to be allergic to the issue of corruption, or any reference to corruption. So when banners crying "No to Corruption", "No to Corrupt Government or "No to Cheaters" appeared in front of many hospitals and health offices across the country, the hardliners and their self-righteous followers felt offended and demanded their removal.

  • NEWS

    Weekly highlights

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 11/05/2012

    » The debate on the lese majeste law was revived, with fresh calls for legal amendments, following the sudden death of convicted offender Ah Kong. The rising cost of living remains a topical issue, with the Commerce Ministry finally backtracking on its claim there is no problem, as the government moves to freeze prices. And the long delayed computer tablets for schools deal was finally inked.

  • OPINION

    Ah Kong's legacy is to inspire a wider debate

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 14/05/2012

    » It should come as no surprise that the government does not want to touch the lese majeste law _ Section 112 of the Criminal Code _ following the sudden death by liver cancer of convicted lese majeste offender Ampon (Ah Kong) Tangnoppakul, alias Uncle SMS, in Bangkok Prison Hospital on May 8.

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