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  • OPINION

    FFP makes waves for better and worse

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 01/04/2019

    » The achievement of the Future Forward Party (FFP) in the March 24 general election is phenomenal, if not unprecedented.

  • OPINION

    Foreigners get TRC case all wrong

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 11/03/2019

    » It comes as little surprise that most foreign media and human rights advocacy organisations, Amnesty International in particular, oppose the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart (TRC) Party, and regard the Constitutional Court's order to disband the party as yet another bid by the military junta to exploit an allegedly biased judicial system to bully their political opponents and suppress freedom of expression.

  • OPINION

    Doi Suthep project damages our judiciary

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 09/04/2018

    » The talk of the town over the past week and days to come, especially for residents of Chiang Mai, is none other than the housing and office building project for judges and officials of the Region 5 Appeals Court in the forest at the foot of Doi Suthep mountain in Mae Rim district.

  • OPINION

    Top cop proves Premchai a protected species

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 12/03/2018

    » It came as little surprise that deputy national police chief Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul has been viewed as a villain by the same group of people who despise and curse the Italian-Thai Development Plc boss Premchai Karnasuta for his illegal hunting trip in Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary, which resulted in the killing of several protected wildlife species, in particular a rare leopard.

  • OPINION

    Regime's best-laid plans still subject to folly

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 15/01/2018

    » Was Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon really serious when he issued a stern warning to officials of the Foreign Ministry, the Office of the Attorney-General and police that they could face malfeasance in office charges under the Criminal Code if they do not try hard enough to have fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra sent back home to face the music?

  • OPINION

    How long before seat belt rule is flouted?

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Come April 5 -- the beginning of the Ten Dangerous Days of the Songkran festival -- all drivers of private cars and public transport and their occupants will have to fasten their seat belts. The only exceptions are tuk-tuk and song thaew drivers, whose passengers are not required to buckle up. Violators will face a fine of 500 baht.

  • OPINION

    Thaksin tax will need divine intervention

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 20/03/2017

    » As a former law student, I had never heard this particular phrase before. It came straight from the mouth of Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, the government's top legal counsel who has served many previous governments in the capacity of cabinet secretary-general because of his extensive legal expertise.

  • OPINION

    Vans are only a start to fixing road crisis

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 09/01/2017

    » It took the lives of 25 people, including the drivers, of a passenger van and a pickup truck, in the worst road accident this year, to provide a saddening wake-up call for the government to do something in earnest to rein in passenger vans.

  • OPINION

    Beware the civil service's warrior queens

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 26/09/2016

    » The women have guts -- and lots of it. I am referring to Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn who last week signed an administrative order to pave the way for the Legal Execution Department to proceed with confiscating the assets of her predecessor, Boonsong Teriyapirom, and his five associates involved in the fake government-to-government rice deals with two fictitious Chinese firms, to recoup the loss from these deals estimated at about 20 billion baht.

  • OPINION

    Reform goes to waste under the NCPO

    News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 11/04/2016

    » It's been two years of wasted time for national reforms since the May 22, 2014 coup by the National Council for Peace and Order.

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