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    Stifling public discourse will only provoke dissent

    News, Wasant Techawongtham, Published on 21/11/2014

    » The key phrase, in Thai, is eud ad. It means frustrated, ill at ease, feeling discomfort, cramped, suffocated or stifled.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

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