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  • OPINION

    Chula asks us Lido-lovers to feel the pain

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/03/2012

    » Alarmed and despondent, readers have sent feedback to me regarding last week's column on the forthcoming demise of the Lido Theatre. For a second, I thought I had struck my Kony moment, though I'd promised I'd never end up the same way as that video-maker who was caught naked, drunk, and allegedly performing al fresco masturbation just days after his socially-conscious campaign had gone viral. Don't let the urge to save the world short-circuit your head, that's the lowdown.

  • OPINION

    Clowns in a 'musical chairs' cabinet

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 25/06/2013

    » Pressure is rightfully mounting on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to overhaul her cabinet and to replace incompetent ministers with more capable and professional people to shore up the government's credibility and image.

  • OPINION

    Sweet triumph for the 'garbage' and for transparency

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 28/06/2013

    » The Central Administrative Court's ruling there must be public hearings on the 350 billion baht water management megaproject contracts before they go ahead should serve as a reminder to the government to be more transparent and more respectful of the public in the future.

  • OPINION

    Is the government digging its own grave?

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 05/07/2013

    » There seems to be no stopping the government in its desperate attempt to push through its most ambitious project, the two trillion baht infrastructure development plan, despite warnings of a huge "trap" that may threaten the government's very survival.

  • OPINION

    Law enforcement takes priority over gratitude

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 17/07/2013

    » "I have today because my brother gave it to me." This controversial inscription is on a photograph hanging in the office of Pol Lt-Gen Khamronwit Thoopkrachang. It shows fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra pinning a police rank insignia on the new Metropolitan Police Bureau commissioner’s shoulder in Hong Kong last year.

  • OPINION

    World leaders invited, but will anyone heed them?

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 13/08/2013

    » A forum on the topic "Uniting for the future: Learning from each other’s experiences" is to be staged by the government in parallel with its planned political reform assembly, which all political stakeholders in this country are being invited to join.

  • 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

    The clock is ticking

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 06/05/2014

    » The clock is ticking. It will be known this week, or maybe next week, whether caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and, by extension, her cabinet will survive the scrutiny of the Constitutional Court over the transfer of Thawil Pliensri, secretary-general of Natioinal Security Council - ruled by the Administrative Court to be unfair and an abuse of authority.

  • OPINION

    Big fish that was overlooked

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 01/07/2014

    » I couldn’t agree more with former senator Somchai Sawaengkarn who said on his Facebook page last week that the mainstream media has downplayed the Saraburi military court’s issuing of an arrest warrant for Lt Gen Manas Paorik, former deputy commander of the 3rd Army Region and a senior member of the Pheu Thai party.

  • OPINION

    NCPO risks letting coup go to waste

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 19/08/2014

    » The prevailing feeling among military supporters of Ya Hai Sia Khong, or do not let a coup go to waste, will be the bane of Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha throughout his year-long attempt at national reform.

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