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    An act of utter cowardice

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 03/05/2013

    » The cold-blooded murder of six innocent civilians, one of them a two-year old boy, in Pattani on the eve of Labour Day by four insurgents is anything but an act of a "war of liberation", as the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) separatist group would have the Thai public to believe.

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    Army, NSC miles apart on peace talks

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 15/03/2013

    » There is a clear lack of unity between the army and the National Security Council (NSC) on two key issues relating to the first formal peace talk between the government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) separatist organisation scheduled in Kuala Lumpur on March 28.

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    Does BRN really want peace?

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 09/08/2013

    » The Barisan Revolusi Nasional's postponement of peace talks and renewal of its five demands has placed the peace process in jeopardy, and strengthened the extremists' hand.

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    Caution needed in far South

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 14/02/2013

    » There is good cause for many of us to feel proud of, and to commend, the marines at a make-shift base in a rubber plantaion in Narathiwat’s Bacho district who fought off the major onslaught by well-armed Islamist insurgents early Wednesday morning.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Weekly highlights

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 15/06/2012

    » Confrontation between the Constitution Court and the parliament was narrowly averted when the parliament backed down from challenging the court’s authority. New troubles are brewing for Pheu Thai Party leader Yongyuth Wichaidit and de facto leader Thaksin Shinawatra. And two innocent people shot dead and two others wounded as student gang violence rears its ugly head again.

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    Military mindset will be tough nut to crack

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 27/11/2017

    » The way the military -- from Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsowon down to the Phramongkutklao Hospital and the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School (Afaps) -- has been handling the suspicious death of Pakapong Tanyakan, a freshman of the school, not only leaves much to be desired, but leaves the military establishment bruised.

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    Election prospects take another knock

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 29/05/2017

    » Earlier last week, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told us the next election, which was to be held in accordance with the government's political roadmap, might be postponed if unrest is still prevalent.

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