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    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.


    Absolutism is fashionable

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 15/06/2014

    » So many people are willing to give away their personal freedom, while at the same time telling others to shut up and bow down. Indeed, absolutism is making a comeback.


    Ball in Thaksin's court now

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 08/05/2014

    » Hell is coming, and he rides on a fiery red horse. At least that’s what Chalerm Yubamrung is promising. Maybe.


    Thaksin's real war

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 18/05/2014

    » Suthep Thaugsuban could give up, move back to Surat Thani and become a rubber farmer. He could tell his supporters to go home and let there be a general election come the month of June. There could be peace by tomorrow.


    Yingluck, face the music

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 03/04/2014

    » Two things Yingluck Shinawatra could do. Take the impeachment charges against her head on, chin up and shoulders back, show character and resolve. Or she could just whine and cry about it.


    When the law is but a whore

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 29/12/2013

    » As the protest in the streets reaches a new violent level, let's not forget one important factor that got Thailand into this mess in the first place. This is the disrespect for the rule of law and the exploitation of it.


    Thailand flirting with disaster

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 14/11/2013

    » Thailand’s modern history has been a fortunate one, comparatively speaking. While our neighbours have fallen prey to western colonialism, we manoeuvered to stay independent in centuries past. While our neighbours fell apart into civil wars, we managed to keep our society together in decades past.


    It's all about Thaksin

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 18/08/2013

    » Over the past two years or so, anti-government groups have launched many rallies and campaigns to regain power. Thus far, they've all failed to gain much momentum.


    Warlords of Thailand

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 01/09/2013

    » In <a href="" target="_blank">my Aug 29 article, "Civil War? A Scenario"</a>, we discussed the straw that might break the buffalo's back. The fear looms that over the next few years, Thaksin Shinawatra could possibly monopolise power in the Kingdom and create a one-party democratic dictatorship without checks and balances.


    Disgusting! Outrageous! Nuts!

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 18/07/2013

    » Each society has its own hang ups and baggage specific to each cultural psyche as determined by their respective historical evolution. But one thing we all share in common is that we tend to see faults only in others and rarely in ourselves. That’s why Thais often whine, "Those farangs %&!@*" – while westerners often cry, "Those Thais *&%#!!".

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