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    Victory for Suthep, of sorts

    Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 23/01/2014

    » Ratchaprasong shopping street, Lumpini Park camping bonanza and Asoke/Ploenchit/Silom music festivals, none of these may seem much of a threat to the Thaksin Shinawatra political machine.

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    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.

  • OPINION

    Will Thai luck ever run out?

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 13/01/2013

    » Thailand's culture is a passive and superstitious one that relies on faith, fate and sheer luck, with the ingrained belief that things will always turn out just fine. After all, karma dictates our destiny, and we bribe her quite well. So mai pen rai.

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    Il Duce, come-home-now

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 15/04/2012

    » Aung San Suu Kyi was imprisoned for 15 of the past 21 years in her own home. Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned several times on many different occasions in South Africa and India. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison.

  • OPINION

    Painting a picture

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 11/03/2012

    » Plainclothes police are staking out the hideout, snipers lock on to their targets from the tops of surrounding buildings and a truckload of Swat team members are hiding nearby _ it's the quiet before the storm. Suspects all accounted for in the hideout, check. Certain evidence confirmed in the hideout, check. Communication lines secured, neighbourhood cleared, weapons locked and loaded, full metal jackets in place, check, check and check.

  • OPINION

    Trust no One

    News, Voranai Vanijaka, Published on 22/01/2012

    » Some have expressed incredulity that Thailand could possibly be a target for international terrorists. But why should anyone be incredulous? Are we not standing at the gateway of the Golden Triangle, renowned for its drug trade? Have we forgotten a Russian arms dealer named Viktor Bout? Are we not familiar with the presence of international organised crime gangs in cities like Bangkok and Pattaya? Most anyone can come and go, or come and stay with visa runs.

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