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  • OPINION

    What does Capo do, except spend money?

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 16/05/2014

    » Their names are not familiar. Most people do not remember Lilaiwan Promchai and Nattaya Rotsungnoen.

  • THAILAND

    Highlights of the Week

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 31/08/2012

    » Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwannatat appears to have resolved his conflict in his ministry with his abrupt transfer of three generals. But Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi is caught in a three-way war of words with the City Hall and a group of water experts on the flood prevent plan. In the deep South, militants went on bomb-planting spree to mark their national day.

  • THAILAND

    Highlights of the week

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 17/08/2012

    » The power struggle in the Senate ended with the elected members putting their candidate in the speaker's seat, while in the House the government was grilled by the Democrats over a lack of transparency and corruption in the spending of funds for mega-projects such as the rice pledging scheme and flood rehabilitation programme, and in the far South the violence continued unabated.

  • THAILAND

    Weekly highlights

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 09/03/2012

    » Southern insurgents stepped up their attacks on the security forces this week, killing six soldiers and wounding 13; in Japan, Prime Minister Yingluck assured Japanese investors that last year's devastating flood will not be repeated and their factories are now safe; and the government has started the process to compensate victims of political violence.

  • OPINION

    Vans are only a start to fixing road crisis

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 09/01/2017

    » It took the lives of 25 people, including the drivers, of a passenger van and a pickup truck, in the worst road accident this year, to provide a saddening wake-up call for the government to do something in earnest to rein in passenger vans.

  • OPINION

    Surapong conveniently omitting the facts

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 27/12/2013

    » Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul was very quick to condemn the anti-government protesters for the violence in front of the Thai-Japanese youth centre in Din Daeng on Thursday.

  • THAILAND

    Highlights of the week

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 28/09/2012

    » The political future of Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit, who is also interior minister, hangs in the balance with pressure being applied both inside the party and outside for him to resign from political office.

  • THAILAND

    Highlights of the Week

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 27/07/2012

    » The far South remains a very dangerous place for officials and civilians alike, with just one car bomb claiming the lives of five policemen in a single attack on Wednesday. Politically, the Pheu Thai Party refuses to give up on charter amendments and the controversial reconciliation bills, and that means the political atmosphere may heat up again.

  • OPINION

    Another fatal shooting of the innocent?

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 31/01/2012

    » It seems likely that at least some of the dead and injured on the pickup truck fired on by paramilitary rangers in Pattani on Sunday night are innocent people.

  • THAILAND

    Weekly highlights

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 03/02/2012

    » Students and lecturers at Thammasat University take sides as the clash of opinions over the lese majeste law fuelled by the Nitirat group's campaign splits the campus. In the far South, the government finally admitted that paramilitary rangers killed four innocent civilians and wounded five others. As for the flood prevention plan, there is no good news.

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