Kornchanok RaksaseriAugust 30, 2018
Ms. Raksaseri is an Assistant News Editor at the Bangkok Post. She earned her M.A. in Journalism from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. She has been a political news editor following the development of Thai politics for over a decade, covering protests, military coups, constitution drafting, elections, and government policies from former Prime Minister Thaksin’s era until the current military government. She has seen the success and failure of populist policies and shares an acute concern about public perceptions of injustice. Ms. Raksaseri attributes her interest in political journalism to the morning her editor woke her with a phone call directing her to go a meeting at Chulalongkorn University. Traveling through pouring rain, she remembers thinking she might quit the job so her life would be easier. But the “meeting” turned out to be a gathering of the Assembly of the Poor where troubled people from the provinces shared their problems. At the end of the event, she asked herself, “Who would help make their voice heard if I quit this job?” Ms. Raksaseri regularly lectures at Chulalongkorn University.