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    Thaksin needs to make the sacrifice

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 07/11/2013

    » Why should Thaksin Shinawatra make the sacrifice? It is because the amnesty that would whitewash his corruption convictions could very well lead to social upheaval. It could possibly lead to chaos and bloodshed. This is a road Thailand can ill afford to go down.


    Crime and punishment of Somyot

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 01/05/2014

    » I don’t much care for Somyot Prueksakasemsuk's politics, although his strong conviction to them is admirable. I respect his idealism, but his allegiance leaves much to be desired.


    Time to end Bangkok's feudalistic control

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 26/09/2013

    » This week the cabinet approved the nationwide annual reshuffle of provincial governors, involving 31 appointments - signalling that times may have changed but feudal practices remain. Thai feudalism wears many faces, the issue discussed in this article is but one.


    Chalerm in charge

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 20/02/2014

    » Chalerm Yubamrung represents many undesirable things about Thai society, but he does get things done. Whether the things he gets done are desirable or not is, however, a matter of perspective.


    Cheating the cheaters

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 30/05/2013

    » Foreign workers are useful. They fill the jobs we don’t have the proper skills to do, or the jobs that we simply don’t want to do.


    Just reflections of ourselves

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 16/05/2013

    » The wonderful thing about representative democracy is that, not only do we get exactly what we vote for, but the people sitting in government also represent exactly the people walking in the streets. It’s like a reflection in the mirror.


    Quick-fix political remedies set us back years

    Oped, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 14/05/2018

    » News media described it as a "shock", an "upset" and a "political earthquake" among other things. Few, if any, predicted it or expected it. But alas, the seemingly invincible populist regime with the mass working class as its support base is defeated in the national election. The victor? An opposition that's historically backed by the traditional establishment and urban elite.


    Scandals confirm what we already know

    Oped, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 07/05/2018

    » Thailand has no shortage of national scandals; one after another in less than six months, starting from November of last year. It began with junta leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha berating a fisherman down south for daring to matter-of-factly ask him tough questions. Next came deputy junta leader Gen Prawit Wongsuwon flashing his posh taste for luxury watches, which supposedly were borrowed from generous friends.


    Who's going to check the generals?

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 08/06/2014

    » To stimulate the economy is to stimulate corruption. The two go hand-in-hand. The task then is to combat corruption, so that the economy may be stimulated with as little graft as possible.


    Save lives, set a date, general

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 29/05/2014

    » The general announced to the world that the military coup was staged to save the capital and the nation from increasing violence and anarchy. In essence, it was to save lives.

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