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    Prayut's cash splurge flawed short-termism

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 26/11/2018

    » Last week, the Prayut Chan-o-cha cabinet approved another massive handout, totalling 100 billion baht, to help the poor. The assistance package also covers an increase in pensions for retired civil servants and low-interest loans to people who want to buy new houses.


    Public starts to reject our abnormalities

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 29/10/2018

    » The rap song with music video <i>Prathet Ku Mee</i> (My Country's Got It) by a rapper group called Rap Against Dictatorship (RAD) has truly sent shockwaves into our society, with views surpassing surpassing 12 million in a very short time.


    Social media blitz a bitter pill for PM?

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 22/10/2018

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's social media campaign has drawn mixed reactions online. A few hours after his initial posts early last week, netizens had flooded his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages with angry, insulting and sarcastic comments.


    Hunting case shows law of the jungle applies

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 15/10/2018

    » After I learned about the arrest of 12 suspects for allegedly poaching an Asian bearcat in Sai Yok National Park last week, I can't help but wonder why wildlife hunting persists in Thailand, where so many people love to cite compassion in accordance with Buddhist belief. The first precept for Buddhists requires that we refrain from killing.


    EEC mustn't steamroll locals' rights

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 08/10/2018

    » An hour after a public forum on land disputes in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) zone started on Thursday in tambon Yothaka in Chachoengsao's Bang Nam Prieo district, military personnel and security officers from the Internal Security Operation Command arrived at the scene and took over the stage. They describe their intervention as an act to "listen to the people".


    Superpowers tackle climate despite Trump

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 24/09/2018

    » When I arrived in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) earlier this month, the trade war between the US and China was escalating, with the US announcing new tariffs on goods from the latter which vowed retaliatory measures.


    World must act in climate change fight

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 17/09/2018

    » The Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) last week provided a positive outlook for the planet as leaders ranging from business executives, governors and mayors from around the world came together in pledging their commitments for a carbon neutral future.


    UHC is not a charity for the poor

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 10/09/2018

    » Just a few days after a Thai Rath journalist reported on the Ministry of Finance's ideas to turn the tax-funded Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC) into a healthcare programme for the poor, the ministry was quick to announce the report as "false". Such a reaction is no surprise.


    Govt paying lip service to human rights

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 27/08/2018

    » At a glance, the drafting of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Business and Human Rights appears to be good news for many.


    #MeToo movement not quite there yet

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 20/08/2018

    » For several months, the world has witnessed the rise of the #MeToo Movement, with a number of women coming forward to speak up about their trauma as victims of sexual assault and harassment. In many parts of the world, including India and China, the movement has gone beyond sexual harassment to the call for ending sexism. In particular, women's groups in China lashed out at the state-run media which denied sexual misconduct while in reality it is well known that sexism is still an issue, with some employers specifying "men only" or "men preferred" in job ads.

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